The GEF has supported implementation of PERSGA SAP in the past. Since 2009, GEF is supporting the implementation of UNIDO-PERSGA joined Project “Reduction of Unintentional Emissions of POPs in the Coastal Zone of PERSGA region. In March 2010, the GEF approved the support of the Strategic Management of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Project, to be implemented by the WB and executed by PERSGA in the region. PERSGA is also one of the Regional Seas participating in executing the GEF supported GloBallast project, globally implemented by IMO and UNDP during 2008-2012.
PERSGA partnership with the World Bank (WB) dates back to 1996. The World Bank was one of the implementing agencies of GEF supported Strategic Action Program- SAP (1997-2002). Collaboration with WB has continued since the conclusion of SAP, culminating in the development of the Strategic Management of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Project, of which the preparatory phase has been recently launched since February 2011.
PERSGA has a strong partnership with the Regional Seas Program. PERSGA hosted the Ninth Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Convention and Action Plan, 29th-31 October 2007, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. PERSGA has been the regional partner of RSCAP in several global initiatives, projects and assessments.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) – PERSGA has a well established strong and long partnership with IMO, with regards to PERSGA's Reduction of Navigation and Marine Pollution Risks program activities. The partnership with IMO has particularly been enhanced after inauguration of PERSGA Regional Center for Mutual Aids in Emergency (EMARSGA), whereby an Agreement of Technical Cooperation was signed that has facilitated major collaborative works addressing capacity building in support of EMARSGA operational program in the region.
PERSGA cooperation with the World Health organization (WHO) dated back to 2005 in the area of assessment of the magnitude of pollutants offending human health and marine ecosystem of the RSGA. PERSGA always present in the biennial meetings of the CEHA Technical advisory Committee (TAC) which is usually addressed by H.E the Secretary General on areas relating to environmental health issues in the marine coastal area
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden