Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of Armenia

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2015, Armenia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2013
Completion Date:
06/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
13,486

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Title Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of Armenia
Atlas Project Number: 00063634
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2015, Armenia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2013
Planned End Date: 06/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 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 $): 13,486
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Ministry of Nature Protection, GEF M&E Unit
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Jean-Joseph Bellamy
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
PIMS Number: 3814
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: ARMENIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 It is recommended to publish key project findings on the UNDP Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) and also on the GEF Global Knowledge Sharing Platform.
2 It is recommended to organize a final workshop on the management of mountain forest ecosystem in association with existing related initiatives and upcoming projects in Armenia.
3 It is recommended to focus more on community involvement in the management of natural resources - including forests - in Armenia.
1. Recommendation: It is recommended to publish key project findings on the UNDP Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) and also on the GEF Global Knowledge Sharing Platform.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/14] [Last Updated: 2014/05/12]

The recommendation is relevant and acceptable.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In addition to the materials already posted, the Manual on Adapting to Climate Change in Forest Management and Forest Management Planning in Armenia was developed as the main learning output of the project and will be published at UNDP-GEF global knowledge platforms.
[Added: 2014/05/12] [Last Updated: 2016/11/30]
UNDP CO, Climate Change Programme 2016/12 Completed The Manual was discussed with the Government for alignment to the national legislation and final clearance. History
2. Recommendation: It is recommended to organize a final workshop on the management of mountain forest ecosystem in association with existing related initiatives and upcoming projects in Armenia.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/14] [Last Updated: 2014/05/12]

The recommendation is relevant and acceptable.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A workshop on climate change adaptation measures in forest management in Armenia is planned.
[Added: 2014/05/12] [Last Updated: 2015/07/08]
UNDP CO, Climate Change Programme 2014/12 No Longer Applicable A series of similar events were organized in 2014 covering broader area of climate change adaptation of mountain ecosystems. Besides, the platform of discussion on climate change adaptation approaches moved under the Government planned ?Development of Climate Change Adaptation Concept with Ecosystem Approach and National Adaptation Program of Actions (NAPA)? and will be completed by the end of 2015 (RA Government Decision N569 dated 03.05.2012 with later amendments)
3. Recommendation: It is recommended to focus more on community involvement in the management of natural resources - including forests - in Armenia.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/14] [Last Updated: 2014/05/12]

The recommendation is relevant and acceptable.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNDP CO will focus more on the involvement of communities in natural resources management and in forest management, particularly over the implementation of the upcoming Clima East and REDD+ projects.
[Added: 2014/05/12] [Last Updated: 2015/07/08]
UNDP CO 2014/12 Completed Completed for the Clima East Pilot Project as of July 2013 and for REDD+ Project as of June 2015.

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