Terminal Evaluation of PIMS 3341 - Adaptation to Climate and Coastline Change (ACCC)

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Gambia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2012
Completion Date:
09/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation of PIMS 3341 - Adaptation to Climate and Coastline Change (ACCC)
Atlas Project Number: 00048225
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Gambia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2012
Planned End Date: 07/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.4. Scaled up action on climate change adaptation and mitigation across sectors which is funded and implemented
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding: UNDP
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with GEF, GOTG and UNDP
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Natura Conservation Consultant Firm
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-1
PIMS Number: PIMS 3341
Key Stakeholders: Government of The Gambia
Countries: GAMBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Although the ecotourism camp construction is now completed, efforts should be put on its effective functionality for income generation to improve livelihood of local communities
2 Considering the isolate location of the eco cmap, interest should be vested on the security conditions to ensure durability and security of the assets
3 Despite the numerous trainings and community sensitization that had been organized, the reports did not mention any assessment/monitoring of the performance or success in terms of appropriation of the skills inculcated
4 Exchange of experience is an important aspect that is given priority by this type of regional projects, where member countries are asked to networking in favor of a global context for supplementing and supporting effors
1. Recommendation: Although the ecotourism camp construction is now completed, efforts should be put on its effective functionality for income generation to improve livelihood of local communities
Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/16]

The ecotourism camp will be officially handed over to an identified private investor who will work with the communities to operate the facilities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop TOR and advertize in the papars
[Added: 2014/06/16]
NEA 2013/06 Completed
Evaluate and identify investor
[Added: 2014/06/16]
NEA 2013/08 Completed
Contract signed and handing over of the camp
[Added: 2014/06/16]
NEA, Investor, communities and UNDP 2013/09 Completed
Ensure effective ommunity involvement in the management and operation of the camp
[Added: 2014/06/16]
NEA, Investor, UNDP 2014/12 Overdue-Initiated
2. Recommendation: Considering the isolate location of the eco cmap, interest should be vested on the security conditions to ensure durability and security of the assets
Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/16]

Once the facilities have been handed over, the security aspects should rest with the investor and Department of Parks and Wild Life as the custodian of the protected area

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Hire additional security personnel for the eco-camp
[Added: 2014/06/16]
Investor 2014/12 Completed
3. Recommendation: Despite the numerous trainings and community sensitization that had been organized, the reports did not mention any assessment/monitoring of the performance or success in terms of appropriation of the skills inculcated
Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/16]

As asessment of the impact of the community training and sensitization will be carried out during the operationlization of the eco-camp.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Assessment of the impact of the training and sensitization on the communities
[Added: 2014/06/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/13]
NEA and UNDP 2014/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project has ended and the community does not have the resources to complete this activity]
History
4. Recommendation: Exchange of experience is an important aspect that is given priority by this type of regional projects, where member countries are asked to networking in favor of a global context for supplementing and supporting effors
Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/16]

This networking for exchange of experiences will be considered in the follow up phase of the project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Exchange visit for communities is included in an activity in the next phase
[Added: 2014/06/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/09]
Regiona Office, NEA and UNDP 2016/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project is in its final year and the available funding would not be able to cater for this activity]
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