Commitment to Action

Mangroves for the Future (MFF)

Commitment by

International Union for Conservation of Nature

MFF is based on a vision of a healthier, more prosperous, and secure future for all sections of coastal populations in Indian Ocean countries. It is a unique partnership-led initiative working in four key areas of influence: regional cooperation, national program support, private sector engagement, and community action. To date, MFF has established a broad based governance structures at both national and regional levels, and generated considerable interest among both current 'focal' countries and 'new' countries in both Asia and Africa. The MFF ownership lies firmly with its member countries, which appreciate the flexibility regarding the interpretation of MFF's Programs of Work and implementation guidelines.
MFF is now embedded in national priorities for coastal development and is well positioned to move into Phase II (2010-2012). MFF's regional platform and its governance structures are the most important assets to continue to protect and invest in. The MFF governance model is conducive for disbursing climate change funds and the guidelines for small grants and large project proposals already incorporate climate proofing criteria. There are currently over 60 small grant projects being implemented (with the potential to increase this number substantially) while over 30 large project proposals have been submitted for appraisal. There have even been discussions of the possibility of replicating the 'MFF model' in other regions/sub-regions.?2009 will focus on project implementation and fundraising to bring in the five new countries.?

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Commitment

Mangroves for the Future (MFF)

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$45,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

BANGLADESH, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, MALDIVES, PAKISTAN, Seychelles, SRI LANKA, Tanzania, THAILAND

Commitment by

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)