Final Evaluation of the Reclassification and Effective Management of National Protected Areas System (REMNPAS) Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Zambia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
09/2011
Completion Date:
12/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Final Evaluation of the Reclassification and Effective Management of National Protected Areas System (REMNPAS) Project
Atlas Project Number: 00043458
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Zambia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2012
Planned End Date: 09/2011
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: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with GEF
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Dr.CHISELEBWE NG?ANDWE
MONICA CHUNDAMA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-3
PIMS Number: 1937
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Local Government and Housing Early childhood Education, and Environmental Protection (MLGHEEEP); Ministry of Mines and Natural Resources, Ministry of Finance, Other Government Ministries and National Institutions, Zambia Wildlife Authority; Traditional leaders, Private Sector, Cooperating Partners, Protected Areas Management Boards and Beneficiary Communities
Countries: ZAMBIA
Comments: This evaluation has been delayed due to the delayed completion of the METPAZ assessment scheduled for 2010. The project has been granted a no-cost extension up to March 2012.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 8.1.1 ZAWA should develop a follow up project to strengthening the partnership model to inform future replication effort. The project scope should include independent legal review of partnership agreements and articles of association in Chiawa and Bangweulu to ensure that they conform to the basic corporate governance principles. These may also entail recommendations on the composition of the Boards. It should also include development of guidelines on partnership agreements, articles of association and minimum corporate governance articles for PPC partnerships.
2 8.1.2: In these partnership agreements, ZAWA?s role should be confined to that of the regulator rather than be an active partner. The regulatory responsibilities of ZAWA should include provision and monitoring of guidelines on partnership agreements, articles of association, minimum corporate governance articles and Board composition with power to approve members of the Board of Directors.
3 8.2: METTPAZ should be extended to other sectors of natural resources. This will entail training on METTPAZ for staff in forestry, fisheries and national heritage conservation.
4 8.3: UNDP and ZAWA should continue to actively engage Government on legal and policy reforms. Follow up activities could be considered under a new project.
5 8.4: Whenever there is a partnership agreement for a PA, ZAWA as the regulator should promote PPC management structures with team building strategies, including training in corporate governance and community based management systems. The training should be given jointly to Board members, management, CRBs and other key stakeholders.
6 8.5: A technical level coordinating organ has more realistic chances of meeting regularly, and this organ should be given priority consideration in project design to ensure effective monitoring and guidance of project implementation.
1. Recommendation: 8.1.1 ZAWA should develop a follow up project to strengthening the partnership model to inform future replication effort. The project scope should include independent legal review of partnership agreements and articles of association in Chiawa and Bangweulu to ensure that they conform to the basic corporate governance principles. These may also entail recommendations on the composition of the Boards. It should also include development of guidelines on partnership agreements, articles of association and minimum corporate governance articles for PPC partnerships.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/07/26] [Last Updated: 2013/09/06]

ZAWA is developing GEF V Project through which gains achieved under the REMNPAS Project shall be consolidated. During the implementation of the GEF V, Project ZAWA shall embark on the process of reviewing of all partnership models to ensure these are beneficial to all parties involved. The review will take in best practice to inform future partnership agreements

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Review partnership agreements: Consult with stakeholders namely private sector, local communities and other relevant government agencies
[Added: 2013/09/06] [Last Updated: 2017/11/01]
ZAWA 2013/11 Completed ZAWA Board committed to standardising agreements and consultations with stakeholders namely private sector, local communities and other relevant government agencies held History
2. Develop GEF V Project
[Added: 2013/09/06]
ZAWA & UNDP Environment and Climate Change Unit 2013/07 Completed Draft Project document submitted to GEF Council
2. Recommendation: 8.1.2: In these partnership agreements, ZAWA?s role should be confined to that of the regulator rather than be an active partner. The regulatory responsibilities of ZAWA should include provision and monitoring of guidelines on partnership agreements, articles of association, minimum corporate governance articles and Board composition with power to approve members of the Board of Directors.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/07/26] [Last Updated: 2013/09/06]

ZAWA has the full legal mandate to protect, manage and control wildlife in the country. There are aspects of the law which requires that ZAWA is an active partner. ZAWA may delegate management responsibilities as desirable but continues as an active partner in the establishment. However, ZAWA shall at all times delegate its representation to its subordinate levels as appropriate

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: 8.2: METTPAZ should be extended to other sectors of natural resources. This will entail training on METTPAZ for staff in forestry, fisheries and national heritage conservation.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/07/26] [Last Updated: 2013/09/06]

The MLNREP is keen to improve the monitoring and evaluation of the environment and natural resources has initiated implementing measures such as the Environmental and Natural Resources Management Information System under the ENRMMP and also the Zambia Integrated Land Management and Information System (ZILMIS),which was launched recently. With this development there are plans to create a hub link connecting the various sector M&E systems, of which the METTPAZ is such a valuable tool to consider adopting alongside other international systems aimed at monitoring the sustainable land management in Zambia.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Extending METTPAZ to forestry, fisheries and heritage
[Added: 2013/09/06] [Last Updated: 2017/11/01]
ENRMD in MLNREP 2014/12 Completed During the GEF V implementation, the METTPAZ tool has been extended to forestly. History
4. Recommendation: 8.3: UNDP and ZAWA should continue to actively engage Government on legal and policy reforms. Follow up activities could be considered under a new project.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/07/26]

Agreed, now that government has approved the Roadmap for development of the wildlife policy, UNDP will continue to provide technical support to this process and explore the possibility of continued support through the GEF 5 project. UNDP will also continue supporting ZAWA with advocacy and consensus building activities on the new wildlife policy.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Include elements of the roadmap for the development of wildlife policy in the GEF 5 project document.
[Added: 2013/07/26] [Last Updated: 2017/11/01]
Environment and Climate Change Unit 2013/10 Completed The roadmap for the development of wildlife was taken into account during the development of the GEF 5 preparatory assistance project. A study on the wildlife sector has was also completed and disseminated. History
5. Recommendation: 8.4: Whenever there is a partnership agreement for a PA, ZAWA as the regulator should promote PPC management structures with team building strategies, including training in corporate governance and community based management systems. The training should be given jointly to Board members, management, CRBs and other key stakeholders.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/07/26] [Last Updated: 2013/09/06]

ZAWA shall endeavour to promote tenets of corporate governance among PPC management structures established with team building strategies which will include training in community-based management systems. Such training shall target PPC Board Members, Management Teams, CRBs and other key stakeholders.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Develop guidelines and discuss with stakeholders
[Added: 2013/09/06] [Last Updated: 2017/11/01]
ZAWA 2013/11 Completed ZAWA to sourced funds and developed the guidelines with the involvement of stakeholders. History
6. Recommendation: 8.5: A technical level coordinating organ has more realistic chances of meeting regularly, and this organ should be given priority consideration in project design to ensure effective monitoring and guidance of project implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/07/26]

The MLNREP working closely with UNDP and other stakeholders will implement this recommendation during the development of the GEF 5 programme document.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Consult stakeholders on a workable composition of coordinating and quality assurance organs during the development of the GEF 5 programme.
[Added: 2013/07/26] [Last Updated: 2017/11/01]
MLNREP, ZAWA & UNDP 2013/10 Completed This process was initiated through the development of the GEF 5 project document. The consultation processes also addressed the composition and functionality of quality assurance organs. History

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