Final Evaluation_Sustainable Management of Pastures in Georgia to Demonstrate Climate Change adaptation and mitigation benefits and dividends to local community

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Georgia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
02/2017
Completion Date:
12/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Final Evaluation_Sustainable Management of Pastures in Georgia to Demonstrate Climate Change adaptation and mitigation benefits and dividends to local community
Atlas Project Number: 84937
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Georgia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2016
Planned End Date: 02/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.5. Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding: EU
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 10,435
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Stuart Williams stuartdwilliams@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection; Agency of Protected Areas
Countries: GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Continue the institutional and policy process for pastures management

2

Disseminate the Pastures Management Plan for VNP among local stakeholders

3

Document and upscale the technical information generated through the project

4

Continue the implementation of needed interventions for pastures management and the development of the sector as a whole

1. Recommendation:

Continue the institutional and policy process for pastures management

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed. Included as actions in sustainability plan at closure of CE Pilot

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Maintain active communication with the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia to ensure that the topic of pasture management remains high on their agenda
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2017/08/18]
UNDP 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated History
Active support of GEF funded project “Applying Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) for mitigating land degradation and contributing to poverty reduction in rural areas”, which among other activities aims at “Policy, regulatory and institutional reforms to mainstream L-SLM practices” and ensure inclusion of pasture management issues.
[Added: 2017/08/17]
UNDP 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated CE Pilot project was referred to as a co-financing activity when preparing the L-SLM proposal for GEF
Active collaboration through experience sharing with APA to ensure the use of similar approach to pasture management in three protected areas: Tusheti, Vashlovani and Lagodekhi National Parks.
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed History
Participation in pasture management working group meeting under L-SLM project
[Added: 2017/08/17]
UNDP 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Disseminate the Pastures Management Plan for VNP among local stakeholders

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed.  Included as actions in sustainability plan at closure of CE Pilot.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Regular communication with local shepherds by APA
[Added: 2017/08/17]
APA, NACRES 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
Preparation of the guidebook on sustainable pasture management plan for Shepherds
[Added: 2017/08/17]
NACRES 2017/03 Completed
Dissemination of the guidebook among shepherds
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
NACRES 2017/12 Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Document and upscale the technical information generated through the project

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Technical information on grassland carbon stock calculation and the results of two field surveys (2013 and 2016) handed over to the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia
[Added: 2017/08/17]
UNDP 2017/06 Completed
Guidebook /training materials/ technical knowledge on veterinary services and diseases prepared and disseminated in Kakheti Region
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Kakheti Veterinarians’ Regional Association 2017/12 Completed History
4. Recommendation:

Continue the implementation of needed interventions for pastures management and the development of the sector as a whole

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As a follow-up of the project activities support the local shepherds association to prepare the proposal for GEF Small Grants Programme to promote the conservation and socio-economic conditions of natural pastures in Vashlovani National Park
[Added: 2017/08/17]
UNDP, NACRES 2017/03 Completed Project proposal was prepared and submitted to GEF steering board
Preparation of the proposal for phase two to upscale the activities carried out by pilot project to the national level
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2018/07/19]
Istanbul Regional Hub 2018/06 Completed II stage regional project proposal is finalized and will be approved shortly. History

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