The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project (GCLME)

Project description

UNIDO is supporting the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project (GCLM) regional initiative whose overarching objective is to combat living resource depletion and coastal degradation in the Guinea Current LME through ecosystem-based regional action.

The long-term development goals of the project are to recover and sustain depleted fisheries; restore degraded habitats; and reduce land and ship-based pollution by establishing a regional management framework for sustainable use of living and non-living resources in the GCLME.  Priority action areas include reversing coastal area degradation and living resources depletion, relying heavily on regional capacity building

The countries of coverage are: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The GCLME project has five main components:
•    finalize Strategic Action Program and develop sustainable financing mechanism for its implementation;
•    recovery and sustainability of depleted fisheries and living marine resources including mariculture;
•    planning for biodiversity conservation, restoration of degraded habitats and developing strategies for reducing coastal erosion;
•    reduce land and sea-based pollution and improve water quality;
•    regional coordination and institutional sustainability.

The GCLME focuses on demonstration projects, designed to be replicable and intended to demonstrate how concrete actions can lead to dramatic improvements.  Sustainability will derive from this improved capacity, strengthening of national and regional institutions, improvements in policy/legislative frameworks, and the demonstration of technologies and approaches that will lead to improved ecosystem status.  Click here (Link: for more information.

For more information please contact:

Project Manager
Mr.Christian Susan

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Elkhansaa Louza

Regional Project Coordinator
Dr. Stephen Maxwell Kwame Donkor