Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for Lake Tanganyika

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Title Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for Lake Tanganyika
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2013
Planned End Date: 08/2013
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
Evaluation Budget(US $): --
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: Yes
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Philip Tortell International Evaluator tortell@attglobal.net
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: International Waters
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-3
GEF Project ID: 1017
PIMS Number: 1941
Key Stakeholders: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for Regional, Burundi and DRC Components; Tanzania and Zambia Governments for Tanzania and Zambia Components
Location of Evaluation: Global
Countries: BURUNDICONGO DRCTANZANIA (UNITED REPUBLIC OF )ZAMBIA
Comments: Other partners: World Wildlife Fund (WWF); International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The LTA should identify the areas of work and initiatives that need to be tackled as an implementation of the SAP and in search of the sustainable management of Lake Tanganyika resources.  In parallel, the LTA should investigate the levels of capacity and achievement, if any, in the four riparian countries in the relevant disciplines.  It should then match the needs with the capacity and achievement and share the leads in an equitable fashion thus creating centres of excellence.  The centres must not exercise any monopolistic claims on the respective work and initiatives, but function as firsts among equals.

2

In each of the four countries (including Burundi), the relevant government and private sector organizations responsible for Agriculture, Forestry, Water Management, Land-Use Planning and other relevant responsibilities should collaborate to formulate a joint proposal for a project which will research and monitor the comparative effectiveness of various land use practices to reduce sedimentation.  The investigations should also cover the effectiveness of riparian buffer strips, planted and allowed to mature naturally.  UNDP could advise on an appropriate source of funding support.

3

UNDP should obtain the concurrence of GEF and reach agreement with UNOPS-IWC as the EA, for an extension of the Burundi Component until the end of July 2013.  This extension will be at no additional cost to GEF.  It will also be necessary to delay the wrap-up of the Regional Component until the end of August 2013 to allow for an orderly closure of the overall project.

4

UNDP should formulate a new project to be presented for funding to the GEF and other donor partners.  The project should strengthen the LTA and promote its leadership role; it should focus on initiatives that require collaboration such as the regional monitoring system, fisheries management, applied research on the effectiveness of various farming techniques, exploring renewable energy to reduce reliance on charcoal and fuel wood.  The project should run for five to six years and be executed regionally (possibly by the LTA) with leading positions assigned to the four countries on an equitable and capacity basis, and furthering the idea of centres of excellence proposed under 7.1 above.

1. Recommendation:

The LTA should identify the areas of work and initiatives that need to be tackled as an implementation of the SAP and in search of the sustainable management of Lake Tanganyika resources.  In parallel, the LTA should investigate the levels of capacity and achievement, if any, in the four riparian countries in the relevant disciplines.  It should then match the needs with the capacity and achievement and share the leads in an equitable fashion thus creating centres of excellence.  The centres must not exercise any monopolistic claims on the respective work and initiatives, but function as firsts among equals.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/13]

This will be taken into account for future programming.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation will be explored
[Added: 2018/11/13]
UNDP 2013/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

In each of the four countries (including Burundi), the relevant government and private sector organizations responsible for Agriculture, Forestry, Water Management, Land-Use Planning and other relevant responsibilities should collaborate to formulate a joint proposal for a project which will research and monitor the comparative effectiveness of various land use practices to reduce sedimentation.  The investigations should also cover the effectiveness of riparian buffer strips, planted and allowed to mature naturally.  UNDP could advise on an appropriate source of funding support.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/13]

This will be explored.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation will be further looked into.
[Added: 2018/11/13]
UNDP 2013/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

UNDP should obtain the concurrence of GEF and reach agreement with UNOPS-IWC as the EA, for an extension of the Burundi Component until the end of July 2013.  This extension will be at no additional cost to GEF.  It will also be necessary to delay the wrap-up of the Regional Component until the end of August 2013 to allow for an orderly closure of the overall project.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/13]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Extension was granted.
[Added: 2018/11/13]
UNDP ,UNOPS 2014/05 Completed
4. Recommendation:

UNDP should formulate a new project to be presented for funding to the GEF and other donor partners.  The project should strengthen the LTA and promote its leadership role; it should focus on initiatives that require collaboration such as the regional monitoring system, fisheries management, applied research on the effectiveness of various farming techniques, exploring renewable energy to reduce reliance on charcoal and fuel wood.  The project should run for five to six years and be executed regionally (possibly by the LTA) with leading positions assigned to the four countries on an equitable and capacity basis, and furthering the idea of centres of excellence proposed under 7.1 above.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/13]

This will be explored.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This idea for a new project will be explored.
[Added: 2018/11/13]
UNDP 2013/12 Completed

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