Mid-term Project Evalaution: "Enhancing Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Areas of Belarus"

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Belarus
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
01/2012
Completion Date:
12/2011
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Mid-term Project Evalaution: "Enhancing Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Areas of Belarus"
Atlas Project Number: 00070564
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Belarus
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2011
Planned End Date: 01/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Policies, strategies and partnerships established to enhance public-private sector collaboration and private sector and market development that benefit the poor and ensure that low-income households and small enterprises have access to a broad range of financial and legal services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Serguei Gotin Team Leader sergei@gotin.org
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Emergency
Countries: BELARUS, REPUBLIC OF
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 To further ensure the interaction and coordination of project activities and people involved at community level.
2 To develop and share with the Ministry of the Education the training modules as well as training materials in order to introduce an elective course on radiation security for schools in affected districts to ensure centers? sustainability after project completion.
3 To continue usage of Internet communication facilities (Skype conferences, distance consultations) to provide access for target population to reliable information on health and radiation issues.
4 To continue project monitoring activities, with special attention to the output and outcome levels as well as cross-cutting issues.
5 To produce a project bulletin /newsletter on a regular basis and share it with project partners and stakeholders.
6 To ensure that women, who underwent medical examinations and were diagnosed breast cancer or other pathologies, receive primary psychological support.
7 To promote school and extracurricular activities carried out by local radiation control centers in order to increase the number of visitors.
1. Recommendation: To further ensure the interaction and coordination of project activities and people involved at community level.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20]

The interaction and coordination of project activities will be ensured through field visits, working meetings and distance consultations. The further coordination and internal communication will be strengthened through running of working meetings and round table with participation of specialists involved at community level on a regular base.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To conduct a working meeting with all partners involved in project activities at community level
[Added: 2012/06/20]
Project Manager 2012/03 Completed
To conduct a workshop on radiation safe living for specialists involved in project activities at community level
[Added: 2012/06/20]
Project Manager 2012/04 Completed
To conduct joint with UNICEF and UNFPA campaign for target communities titled ?Facts for Life?
[Added: 2012/06/20]
Project Manager 2012/05 Completed
2. Recommendation: To develop and share with the Ministry of the Education the training modules as well as training materials in order to introduce an elective course on radiation security for schools in affected districts to ensure centers? sustainability after project completion.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20]

The existing school programmes on radiation security awareness will be analyzed; the school programme of extracurricular activities on radiological culture will be adopted or newly developed in order to ensure that the local radiation control centers continue their work.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To conduct a revision of the existing school subjects dedicated to radiation awareness
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/01/23]
Project Manager 2012/12 Completed The National Partner has been designated as responsible for further follow-up.
To develop a school programme of extracurricular activities on radiological culture
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/01/23]
Project Manager 2012/12 Completed The National Partner has been designated as responsible for further follow-up.
To ensure that the elaborated programme fits national educational system
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/01/23]
Project Manager 2012/12 Completed The National Partner has been designated as responsible for further follow-up.
3. Recommendation: To continue usage of Internet communication facilities (Skype conferences, distance consultations) to provide access for target population to reliable information on health and radiation issues.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20]

The network of the local radiation control centers, opened within the project, will be created, the system of distance training and learning hours for the involved local specialists will be developed at ?Institute of Radiology? (Homiel). The distance internet conferences will be organized and held for the project target communities on various topics related to radiation security.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To network the local radiation control centers and to provide learning facilities for the local specialists
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/01/23]
Project Manager, Institute of Radiology 2012/12 Completed
To conduct at least 2 Skype-conferences on topics dedicated to radiation security issues for the target communities
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/01/23]
Project Manager, Institute of Radiology 2012/12 Completed
4. Recommendation: To continue project monitoring activities, with special attention to the output and outcome levels as well as cross-cutting issues.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20]

The existing project monitoring will be continued through field visits, working meetings with the NEX-organizations, periodic narrative and financial reporting. Special attention will be paid to the comprehensive results achieved based on the indicators, indicated in the project document.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: To produce a project bulletin /newsletter on a regular basis and share it with project partners and stakeholders.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20]

The needs and capacities of the local organizations both at national and community level to produce a project newsletter periodically will be assessed (during working meetings and field visits). The possibility to create a project page in Facebook, access and information provision by people involved in project activities will be investigated.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To create a project page in Facebook, to enter account access to specialists involved in project at local level
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
Project Manager, Project Communications Specialist 2012/04 Completed
To provide necessary training to the project partners on entering and updating the relevant project information
[Added: 2012/06/20]
Project Manager, Project Communications Specialist 2012/05 Completed
6. Recommendation: To ensure that women, who underwent medical examinations and were diagnosed breast cancer or other pathologies, receive primary psychological support.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20]

This issue will be raised by the project manager during the field visits to Brahin and Ĉaĉersk districts, Homiel Oncological Dispensary. The special basic training for involved medical specialists on primary psychological support for women identified as a ?breast cancer risk group? will be ensured.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To train medical staff involved in breast cancer screening activities with the primary psychological support skills
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
Project Manager Homiel Oncological Dispensary 2012/09 Completed
7. Recommendation: To promote school and extracurricular activities carried out by local radiation control centers in order to increase the number of visitors.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20]

The capacities of the local radiation control centers will be assessed, possible activities (in cooperation with village health points) will be elaborated in order to attract additional visitors. The radiation control centers and health points will be motivated to extend the activities with active participation of the communities and to ensure cooperation with local authorities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To conduct the competition on best safe lifestyle activities for the project target communities
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
Project Manager 2012/10 Completed
To conduct the competition on healthy food receipts for the project target communities
[Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
Project Manager 2012/10 Completed

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