THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY
The GEF is a Multi-National Trust Fund Mechanism which supports globally significant environment activity world wide, in the four fields of:
Climate Change and Global Warming
International Waters, and
Reducing Ozone Depleting Substances.
GEF funds are
disbursed through three Implementing Agencies!
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); The United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP); and The World Bank (WB).
is defined as the variety and variation within living organisms at the genetic,
species and the ecosystem levels, and the interactions between them.
In practical terms, of relevance to African governments, biodiversity or
the variety of life, is the basis of most household and community existence,
providing not only food and shelter, but income support.
Biodiversity is one of the great comparative advantages that East Africa
has. The three countries of East Africa together constitute a MEGA BIODIVERSITY
region of the world!