Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Mining

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Guyana
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2017
Completion Date:
12/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Mining
Atlas Project Number: 77684
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Guyana
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2017
Planned End Date: 07/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Project Budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 18,830
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Stephanie Hodge Ms shodge1@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Enhancing Biodiversity Protection through Strengthened Monitoring, Enforcement and Uptake of Environmental Regulations in Guyana's Gold Mining Sector
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5846
PIMS Number: 5384
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: GUYANA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Take forward the reorganization of the Mining School in line with the report: implementing the proposed Mining School curricula, undertaking teacher training, taking forward the training module, and report on training.

2

Take forward the policy recommendations from the various project reports and consolidate the tools and learning to promote practices as a package of learning services that reduce the negative impact of gold mining on BD, such as improved handling of mercury and other poisonous substances, improved management of tailings, reclamation practices, and increased prospecting, in line with the environmental regulations and codes of practice in place.

3

Take forward the operational and technical recommendations covering enhancing monitoring, reducing deforestation and BD loss, information and data and enforcement.

4

Delegate the highlighted gaps in the following research areas for follow-up: water quality, invasive species, prospecting, impact on BD, etc.

5

Set up a financial mechanism to help miners change parties and develop more sustainable practices,

6

Offer miners needed help with prospecting through an investment in geology and prospecting since mining is still very ad hoc. In this regard there are opportunities for undertaking cooperation with countries in the region dealing with similar problems including Chile  

7

Invest in water guidance (fresh water in particular) to preserve the small and medium scale mining

8

Continue prioritization on BD legislation and upgrading the current EPA and mining school. The mining school board restructuring report should be implemented and the curricula be further implemented through the GMCC network.  Follow up work should be done on the tools and deliverables including the legal review, public sector education, and education delivery with accompanying budget and finance. More work can be done on strategic communications and outreach to neighbours for South-South Cooperation.

1. Recommendation:

Take forward the reorganization of the Mining School in line with the report: implementing the proposed Mining School curricula, undertaking teacher training, taking forward the training module, and report on training.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Take forward the policy recommendations from the various project reports and consolidate the tools and learning to promote practices as a package of learning services that reduce the negative impact of gold mining on BD, such as improved handling of mercury and other poisonous substances, improved management of tailings, reclamation practices, and increased prospecting, in line with the environmental regulations and codes of practice in place.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Take forward the operational and technical recommendations covering enhancing monitoring, reducing deforestation and BD loss, information and data and enforcement.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Delegate the highlighted gaps in the following research areas for follow-up: water quality, invasive species, prospecting, impact on BD, etc.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Set up a financial mechanism to help miners change parties and develop more sustainable practices,

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed
6. Recommendation:

Offer miners needed help with prospecting through an investment in geology and prospecting since mining is still very ad hoc. In this regard there are opportunities for undertaking cooperation with countries in the region dealing with similar problems including Chile  

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed
7. Recommendation:

Invest in water guidance (fresh water in particular) to preserve the small and medium scale mining

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed
8. Recommendation:

Continue prioritization on BD legislation and upgrading the current EPA and mining school. The mining school board restructuring report should be implemented and the curricula be further implemented through the GMCC network.  Follow up work should be done on the tools and deliverables including the legal review, public sector education, and education delivery with accompanying budget and finance. More work can be done on strategic communications and outreach to neighbours for South-South Cooperation.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/14]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendations have been shared with national implementing partners for action
[Added: 2017/12/14]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed

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