Capacity Building of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Climate Change Negotiators

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Barbados
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2014
Completion Date:
09/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
6,000

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Title Capacity Building of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Climate Change Negotiators
Atlas Project Number: 00087071
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Barbados
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2014
Planned End Date: 12/2014
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 $): 6,000
Source of Funding: Project
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: SIDS, CCCCC
Countries: BARBADOS
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 In designing and implementing training workshops: The roles and responsibilities of the collaborating parties, and the expectations and responsibilities of participants, must be resolved and agreed to prior to the start of the activity to reduce the potential for uncertainty and conflict Objectives must be clear and specified in advance so that appropriate participants are nominated, and the process of selecting the participants must be rigorous to ensure maximum impact of the activity Duration needs to be carefully assessed to ensure adequate time for effective training Participants must have adequate preparatory time, thereby ensuring sufficient time to practice the new skills developed Simulation exercises be increased in future workshops, either by increasing the duration of the workshop or by beginning the simulation exercises earlier in the workshop Earlier start to the arrangement and organisation
2 In implementing e-learning courses: Need to ensure that participants have enough time and opportunity for online interactivity despite differences in internet connectivity, time zones and personal time availability, if feasible Adequate time must be allowed for participants to prepare in advance and during course implementation, since the course material can be extensive Consideration should be given to repeating the course in different languages since familiarity with English was a constraining factor for some participants
3 There should be similar training programmes implemented in the future since staying up to date with negotiations and scientific developments is critical
4 The specific use of knowledge products emerging should be encouraged
1. Recommendation: In designing and implementing training workshops: The roles and responsibilities of the collaborating parties, and the expectations and responsibilities of participants, must be resolved and agreed to prior to the start of the activity to reduce the potential for uncertainty and conflict Objectives must be clear and specified in advance so that appropriate participants are nominated, and the process of selecting the participants must be rigorous to ensure maximum impact of the activity Duration needs to be carefully assessed to ensure adequate time for effective training Participants must have adequate preparatory time, thereby ensuring sufficient time to practice the new skills developed Simulation exercises be increased in future workshops, either by increasing the duration of the workshop or by beginning the simulation exercises earlier in the workshop Earlier start to the arrangement and organisation
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/26] [Last Updated: 2015/12/24]

Strengthen strategic planning and logistic framework to increase effectiveness of capacity building activities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Early engagement of partners in designing workshop objectives, format, target audience. Development of planning timeline
[Added: 2015/12/24] [Last Updated: 2018/11/26]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed Stakeholders mapping and engagement planning is integrated in all new programming. History
Preparation of case studies, group exercises and other interactive mechanisms when applicable
[Added: 2015/12/24] [Last Updated: 2018/11/26]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed PDNA training completed in May 2018. History
2. Recommendation: In implementing e-learning courses: Need to ensure that participants have enough time and opportunity for online interactivity despite differences in internet connectivity, time zones and personal time availability, if feasible Adequate time must be allowed for participants to prepare in advance and during course implementation, since the course material can be extensive Consideration should be given to repeating the course in different languages since familiarity with English was a constraining factor for some participants
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/26] [Last Updated: 2015/12/24]

Share feedback and recommendations with counterpart institutions delivering e-courses

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Provide feedback to UNITAR and others as interventions arise
[Added: 2015/12/24]
UNDp 2014/12 Completed
3. Recommendation: There should be similar training programmes implemented in the future since staying up to date with negotiations and scientific developments is critical
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/26] [Last Updated: 2015/12/24]

Formulate programming based on defined or emerging needs

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop activities based on the outcome of the negotiations and the capacity gaps identified as resources are mobilised
[Added: 2015/12/24] [Last Updated: 2018/11/26]
UNDP & Stakeholders 2016/12 Completed History
4. Recommendation: The specific use of knowledge products emerging should be encouraged
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/24] [Last Updated: 2015/12/24]

A SIDS Negotiators Manual and Technical Background Document will be published

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Authoring, editing, design and layout of documents
[Added: 2015/12/24]
UNDP 2015/08 Completed
Dissemination via UNDP and AOSIS to negotiators
[Added: 2015/12/24]
UNDP 2015/10 Completed

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