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The Government of South Africa has acquired Project Preparation Grant (PPG) funds from the GEF through UNEP for development of a project titled: “Capacity strengthening for management of invasive alien species (IAS) in South Africa to enhance sustainable biodiversity conservation and livelihoods improvement”. The project will be executed and managed by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, (DFFE) of the Government of South Africa.
This proposed project has received a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) to prepare a Full-Sized Project (FSP) document, based on the approved project proposal concept (PIF). Therefore, the PPG phase is considered as a preparatory phase and will need to support various data collection efforts and undertake validation of the indicative outcomes and outputs contained in the PIF; the development of a full M&E plan including appropriate indicators and baseline; and the development of a participatory plan to involve communities and Government stakeholders as well as agreed on implementation arrangements and co-financing. The final output of the PPG phase will be a UNEP /GEF project document and GEF CEO Endorsement Request submitted to and approved by UNEP and GEF, with all required supporting annexes, biodiversity tracking tool, UNEP Environmental, Social and Economic Review Note (ESERN)) and background information.