About SGP-5

The goal of SGP-5 is to secure global environmental benefits through community-based initiatives and actions in selected priority sites in the Philippines.

SGP-5 has three components that encompass five outcome areas. The following enumerates these elements as well as the national targets under them:

Component 1: Community-based actions improve the sustainability of protected areas

Outcome 1: Effective models for community-based governance of protected areas are demonstrated

Outputs: The target outputs under this outcome are model community management or co-management systems in established protected areas; new or enhanced community-based protected areas; and community-driven restoration and rehabilitation of degraded habitats within protected areas to promote the recovery of threatened species and ecosystem services, with the following success measures:

  • At least 10 communities exhibit management or co-management models of protected areas;
  • At least 10 community –managed protected or conservation areas established or enhanced;
  • 40% increase in relevant dimensions of management effectiveness in target PAs, as measured by the METT; and
  • 1,000 hectares of mangrove and/or seagrass areas within the 100,000-ha community-managed protected or conserved areas are rehabilitated or protected within protected areas.

Component 2: Mainstream biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into production landscapes, seascapes and sectors (PLS)

Outcome 2: Community-managed landscapes and seascapes explicitly integrate biodiversity conservation objectives

Outputs: This aims to strengthen communities’ capacities to integrate biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into local development planning, such as but not limited to community-based land and resource use plans such as the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP), Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs), Community-based Forest Management (CBFM) system or other community-based natural resource management systems. Success of this outcome area is measured by the following indicators:

  • 400,000 hectares of production landscapes and/or seascapes are under community management or co-management arrangements, mainstreaming biodiversity conservation objectives, thereby reducing threats to biodiversity; and
  • At least 30 community-based land use plans or ancestral domain plans incorporate biodiversity and ecosystem services valuations.

Outcome 3: Alternative biodiversity-friendly agriculture, fisheries and forestry products produced and marketed by 30 communities

Outputs: This aims to strengthen communities’ capacities to integrate biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in the actual production of agricultural, fisheries and forestry products focusing particularly on the development and implementation of certified production schemes to provide access to premium markets, through community-driven certification, with the following success indicator:

  • 30 communities produce and market biodiversity-friendly agriculture, fisheries, forestry and ecotourism products.

Component 3: Cross-cutting Capacity Development and Knowledge Management

Outcome 4: Increased capacity of GEF SGP stakeholders to diagnose and understand the complex and dynamic nature of global environmental problems and to develop local solutions

Outputs: The targets are: (1) the development of training mechanisms developed for peer-to-peer learning; (2) the development and demonstration of guidelines, best practice notes and improved biodiversity conservation approaches; (3) putting in place new knowledge networking and partnership platforms for inter-community knowledge sharing; and, (4) ensuring strategic partnerships among community groups, private sector, and academia for long term sustainability planning. The following are the success indicators of this outcome area:

  • At least 4,000 community-level resource users and managers are trained to use the GEF SGP knowledge networking and partnership platforms, and are actively using these tools;
  • Conservation and sustainable use approaches of the projects are replicated in at least 20 new grants by year 4;
  • 50% increase in amount of co-funding for Philippines GEF SGP by Year 3; and
  • Community-based partnership initiatives for GEF SGP launched by at least 4 local government units (LGUs) by end of Year 4.

Outcome 5: Enhanced capacities of GEF-SGP grantees to monitor and evaluate their projects and environmental trends

Outputs: This aims to establish and implement a training program on identification and tracking of indicators, and project participatory monitoring, with the following success indicators:

  • SGP Philippines M&E framework is established;
  • All project grantees, except Planning Grant recipients, are trained on GEF SGP monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and protocols, improving 30% in level of knowledge on fundamentals of M&E; and
  • At least 80% of projects, except Planning Grants, adopt/adapt and implement GEF-SGP M&E framework and protocols, and improve on the quality and accuracy of project monitoring reports, as assessed by progress reports.