Coastal Resilience Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Gambia
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
02/2018
Completion Date:
02/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Coastal Resilience Project
Atlas Project Number: 74214
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Gambia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2019
Planned End Date: 02/2018
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.3.1 Data and risk-informed development policies, plans, systems and financing incorporate integrated and gender-responsive solutions to reduce disaster risks, enable climate change adaptation and mitigation, and prevent risk of conflict
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 40,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Richard Sobey timosobey@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4724
PIMS Number: 4782
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: GAMBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1
  1. The hard engineering schemes have a five-year defect liability period, during which MOWTI should be involved, so that they learn the required maintenance methods and build their internal capacity [UNDP letter to MoWTI, cc to NIRAS and NEA]
  2.  
2
  1. Formal handover of the soft engineering schemes and equipment to local communities needs to be completed. [UNDP]
3
  1. The Darsilami and Illiassa schemes need to be formally handed over even if they are not 100% operational.  The amount of further work that either UNDP or NEA could do is very limited.  The communities here can only take responsibility, once such ownership is handed over.  The communities can then continue to construct internal sub-plot bunds themselves to support gravity-based drainage / flushing of the salt-intruded paddies.  However, the continued technical support of NARI is imperative, not least in the provision and testing of salt-tolerant seed.  This needs to be funded. [UNDP]
4
  1. The fish ponds were unsuccessful.  The bolehole-pump-pipe system for the fish ponds at D&I should be re-directed to support salt-flushing of their rice paddies.  The rice paddies are far more important for the community livelihoods, plus they also have new rice mills, provided by the project.  The water pump for Illiassa needs to be delivered from NEA to the community so that it can be used for flushing the rice paddy. [NEA]
5
  1. Tendaba polder is new public land.  The project needs to handover to local government with an official community stakeholder committee to be established.  This would be to balance the control of the Tendaba Camp owner in favour of all Tendaba villagers.  The Right of Way along the complete polder must be maintained for the community.  There was evidence of Tendaba camp workers throwing rubbish over the polder wall into mangroves where important wildlife forage (Western Red Colobus monkeys (IUCN Endangered). [OoP letter to the local government at Tendaba District]
6
  1. Oyster cultivation is at an early stage of development, however the opportunities to add market value are obvious in supplying the tourist hotels with fresh oysters.  The project can easily support this beginning with a letter to the tourism board and hotel association indicating that they should meet the 10 oyster farming groups that the project has supported.  The project should discuss with the 10 groups if they wish to form a cooperative, so that their marketing power is enhanced. [PIU letter]
7
  1. A 10-year national mangrove restoration plan needs to be produced [Department of Forestry]
1. Recommendation:
  1. The hard engineering schemes have a five-year defect liability period, during which MOWTI should be involved, so that they learn the required maintenance methods and build their internal capacity [UNDP letter to MoWTI, cc to NIRAS and NEA]
  2.  
Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/26]

The engineering structure (revetment) will be handed over after the five-year defect liability period. However, during this period, the Ministry of Infrastructure will be heavily involved in maintenance activities to learn the skills/methods for eventual take over. NEA and MECCNAR will facilitate this.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
During the liability period Ministry of Infrastructure will undertake maintenance work in coordination with contracting frim to gains skills and capacity for eventual handover
[Added: 2019/03/26]
National Environment Agency 2021/01 Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:
  1. Formal handover of the soft engineering schemes and equipment to local communities needs to be completed. [UNDP]
Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/26]

Upon the arrival of the UNDP RR, formal handing over of the soft engineering schemes and equipment to local communities through NEA will be conducted- hopefully in May 2019

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Handover of soft engineering schemes to local communities
[Added: 2019/03/26]
UNDP 2019/05 Overdue-Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:
  1. The Darsilami and Illiassa schemes need to be formally handed over even if they are not 100% operational.  The amount of further work that either UNDP or NEA could do is very limited.  The communities here can only take responsibility, once such ownership is handed over.  The communities can then continue to construct internal sub-plot bunds themselves to support gravity-based drainage / flushing of the salt-intruded paddies.  However, the continued technical support of NARI is imperative, not least in the provision and testing of salt-tolerant seed.  This needs to be funded. [UNDP]
Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/26]

The handing over will be done in late April or early May 2019. NEA will facilitate NARI’s involvement

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Handover of Darsilami and Illiassa schemes
[Added: 2019/03/26]
UNDP 2019/06 Overdue-Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:
  1. The fish ponds were unsuccessful.  The bolehole-pump-pipe system for the fish ponds at D&I should be re-directed to support salt-flushing of their rice paddies.  The rice paddies are far more important for the community livelihoods, plus they also have new rice mills, provided by the project.  The water pump for Illiassa needs to be delivered from NEA to the community so that it can be used for flushing the rice paddy. [NEA]
Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/26]

NEA will hold consultations with relevant communities in both Dasilami and Iliassa to determine the best way forward with regards to the fish ponds, rice paddies and the water pump. This should happen immediately the facilities and equipment have been handed over

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Facilitate a community based follow-up action plan for livelihood support in Darsilima and Illiassa.
[Added: 2019/03/26]
UNDP 2020/07 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:
  1. Tendaba polder is new public land.  The project needs to handover to local government with an official community stakeholder committee to be established.  This would be to balance the control of the Tendaba Camp owner in favour of all Tendaba villagers.  The Right of Way along the complete polder must be maintained for the community.  There was evidence of Tendaba camp workers throwing rubbish over the polder wall into mangroves where important wildlife forage (Western Red Colobus monkeys (IUCN Endangered). [OoP letter to the local government at Tendaba District]
Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/26]

The issue has been resolved and community right of way established and maintained. Official communications have been provided to this effect

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support establishment of community stakeholder committee for newly created land in Tendaba and support handover to local government.
[Added: 2019/03/26]
Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Lands 2020/09 Not Initiated
6. Recommendation:
  1. Oyster cultivation is at an early stage of development, however the opportunities to add market value are obvious in supplying the tourist hotels with fresh oysters.  The project can easily support this beginning with a letter to the tourism board and hotel association indicating that they should meet the 10 oyster farming groups that the project has supported.  The project should discuss with the 10 groups if they wish to form a cooperative, so that their marketing power is enhanced. [PIU letter]
Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/26]

Now that the project is over, NEA in consultation with the hotel industry should meet the 10 oyster farming groups to agree on the way forward. This should commence immediately after the handing over in late April/early May 2019

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Facilitate engagement of oyster group with hotel industry for supply of oyster. Support oyster value chain.
[Added: 2019/03/26]
UNDP and NEA 2020/06 Not Initiated
7. Recommendation:
  1. A 10-year national mangrove restoration plan needs to be produced [Department of Forestry]
Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/26]

NEA /Ministry of Environment will engage the Department of Forestry to develop a 10-year mangrove restoration plan. The process will start in 2019 and finalized in 2020

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Development of 10 year mangrove restoration plan
[Added: 2019/03/26]
Ministry of Environment and National Environment Agency 2021/09 Not Initiated

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