Building Support to the Suriname Conservation Foundation Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2011, Suriname
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
02/2012
Completion Date:
02/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Building Support to the Suriname Conservation Foundation Project
Atlas Project Number: 00070446
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2011, Suriname
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2012
Planned End Date: 02/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Development plans and programmes integrate environmentally sustainable solutions in a manner that promotes poverty reduction, MDG achievement and low-emission climate-resilient development
  • 2. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Dean Pallen Team Leader
Shanti Adhin Team Member
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Finance ; Ministry of Labour; Technological Development and Environment (ATM); Ministry of Natural Resources (NH) and Ministry of Physical Planning, Land and Forest Management (RGB), civil society organizations
Countries: SURINAME
Comments: Evaluation process ongoing. Field mission completed and have draft Evaluation Report presented. Exercise completed and final report uploaded by end of February 2012.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. It is recommended that UNDP supports the participation of one individual in the CSNR Task Force Committee. UNDP?s participation could also include sponsoring the participation of one of the international expert positions.
2 2. It is recommended that UNDP facilitates the building of international relations between Suriname and international partners in support of the management of the CSNR through the CSNR Task Force
3 3. It is recommended that Suriname UNDP explores how UNDP?s Global Learning Network and other forums could facilitate the work of the CSNR Task Force.
4 4. It is recommended that the UNDP examine how it can re-establish a more pro-active presence with the SCF and in particular on the SCF board of directors.
5 5. It is recommended that the UNDP continue to work with the Government of Suriname to establish a pragmatic approach towards the NEX concept as it relates to conservation and environment matters
1. Recommendation: 1. It is recommended that UNDP supports the participation of one individual in the CSNR Task Force Committee. UNDP?s participation could also include sponsoring the participation of one of the international expert positions.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/20]

Accepted, dependent upon establishment of the Task force and government of Suriname request. This could be facilitated by the Biodiversity expert that will support the Suriname Coastal Protected Area Management project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
19.1. RFQ International Biodiversity Expert 19.2. International Biodiversity Expert available and provides support.
[Added: 2012/04/20]
No due date No deadline established
2. Recommendation: 2. It is recommended that UNDP facilitates the building of international relations between Suriname and international partners in support of the management of the CSNR through the CSNR Task Force
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/20]

Accepted, dependent upon establishment of the Task force, discuss with Task force and based identified needs and government of Suriname request facilitate relations of south south cooperation and sharing of experience.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
20.1. Needs identified and communicated by GoS to UNDP 20.2. Facilitate and Access knowledge sharing through South South cooperation.
[Added: 2012/04/20]
20.1.UNDP, GoS counterparts 20.2.UNDP, South South cooperation unit, GoS counterparts No due date No deadline established
3. Recommendation: 3. It is recommended that Suriname UNDP explores how UNDP?s Global Learning Network and other forums could facilitate the work of the CSNR Task Force.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/20]

Accepted, This is an ongoing process and upon establishment of Task force also include them.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
21.1. Needs identified and informed by GoS 21.2. Facilitate and Access knowledge sharing through South South cooperation.
[Added: 2012/04/20]
21.1.UNDP, GoS counterparts 21.2. UNDP, South South cooperation unit, GoS counterparts No due date No deadline established
4. Recommendation: 4. It is recommended that the UNDP examine how it can re-establish a more pro-active presence with the SCF and in particular on the SCF board of directors.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/20]

Not Accepted, The original presence and support was for the establishment of the SCF Board and in light of the SCF project coming to a close the need for UNDP presence on the SCF Board would need to be requested and justified and require approval from UNDP HQ.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: 5. It is recommended that the UNDP continue to work with the Government of Suriname to establish a pragmatic approach towards the NEX concept as it relates to conservation and environment matters
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/20]

Accepted;NEX/NIM training scheduled during 3rd Quarter 2012 to main counterparts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
23.1. NEX/NIM training scheduled during 3rd Quarter 2012 to main counterparts
[Added: 2012/04/20]
UNDP, counterparts 2012/06 Overdue-Not Initiated

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