GEF Project

GEF Project on the Dniester River Basin

The Global Environment Facility (GEF, allocated almost 2 million USD for a Moldovan-Ukrainian project “Enabling transboundary cooperation and integrated water resources management in the Dniester River Basin”.

The project is based on results and recommendations of a series of projects on the Dniester river basin implemented in the frame of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) with guidance from the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

 A Project Identification Form (a project concept) includes the three principal components:

Development of a Transboundary Diagnostic Study (TDA) which, upon request of the beneficiaries from Ukraine (environment authorities), should meet the requirements of the article 5 of the Water Framework Directive.

Development of a Strategic Action Programme (compatible with the transboundary action programme, a political document to be approved by the governments of the riparian states), support to the Dniester basin Commission, organization of the study tour to another basin commission, stakeholders and public participation, awareness raising,

Monitoring, early warning, capacity building of the laboratory personnel, biodiversity conservation, pilot demonstration projects (ecosystems restoration, fish conservation), and adaptation to climate change.

In March – December 2016 during a Project Preparatory Grant (PPG) phase full project document has been developed.

The project will be implemented over three years from May 2017 till May 2020.

Should you have questions or / and comments, please contact Ms. Hanna Plotnykova, National Project Officer at hanna.plotnykova@osce org

Other relevant information

Project Identification Form (PIF), in English

Information about the project at GEF site