Enhancing the Resilience of Tourism Reliant Communities to Climate Change Risks in Samoa (ICCRITS) Project_TE

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
11/2018
Completion Date:
10/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Enhancing the Resilience of Tourism Reliant Communities to Climate Change Risks in Samoa (ICCRITS) Project_TE
Atlas Project Number: 00073843
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2018
Planned End Date: 11/2018
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.1.1 Low emission and climate resilient objectives addressed in national, sub-national and sectoral development plans and policies to promote economic diversification and green growth
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: LDCF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 25,450
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Simon McArthur Mr simon@smatourism.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Enhancing the Resilience of Tourism Reliant Communities to Climate Change Risks in Samoa (ICCRITS) Project
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4585
PIMS Number: 4566
Key Stakeholders: Government of Samoa(GoS), Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE), NGOs, CSOs
Countries: SAMOA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Get building defects fixed while contracts current

2

Finish documentary and short clips, launch and post on STA website & Social media platforms

3

Create a Climate and Disaster Resilience “landing page on STA website: home page explanation of cc impacts on tourism, load documentary for viewing, explanation of foundation for a sustainable Samoa (Travel Philanthropy Fund) & list of projects funded by small grants.

4

Ensure consistent communication between the MET division & STA regarding the continuation of the CLEWS system

1. Recommendation:

Get building defects fixed while contracts current

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2019/01/28]

The project team acknowledges the recommendation and agree that building defects need to be completed.  UNDP, STA and Kramer have conducted site visits with follow up actions on defects to be fixed and others that have been completed. As of end of 2018 all defects period has been completed and defects recommendations have been implemented

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct site visits with contractors in regards to building defects and recommendations for the way forward for those that are not completed
[Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2019/01/28]
STA/UNDP 2019/03 Completed Building defects have been completed as of December 2018 and recommendations have been implemented. History
2. Recommendation:

Finish documentary and short clips, launch and post on STA website & Social media platforms

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The team acknowledge the recommendation and agree to complete this activity.  They are at the final stages of completing the documentary and short clips to be posted or aired on local television

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Complete the documentary and short clips and post on social media or air on local television
[Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2019/01/28]
STA/UNDP 2019/03 Completed The documentary has been completed and have yet to upload on social media or air on local television due to lack of funds as project is completed. History
3. Recommendation:

Create a Climate and Disaster Resilience “landing page on STA website: home page explanation of cc impacts on tourism, load documentary for viewing, explanation of foundation for a sustainable Samoa (Travel Philanthropy Fund) & list of projects funded by small grants.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The recommendation is noted note some of the content is already included in the existing STA website and therefore will need to link the Travel Philanthropy fund to the landing page.  Note only outstanding actions is the documentary.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Use the existing information on the STA website for CC and link the Travel Philanthropy fund page to the STA website. Outstanding activity is the documentary.
[Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2019/01/28]
STA 2019/03 Completed Documentary is completed however due to lack of funds have yet to air on social media etc. History
4. Recommendation:

Ensure consistent communication between the MET division & STA regarding the continuation of the CLEWS system

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

We acknowledge the recommendation provided and agree for the sustainability of the CLEWS system tailored to the Tourism Sector. This will be continued through the follow-up to meetings between STA and MNRE MET in regards to weather bulletin and weather outlook reports.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure the receipt of weather bulletins and weather outlook tailored to the tourism sector. Further enhancement to be included in future CC & Tourism pipeline projects
[Added: 2018/10/11]
STA/UNDP 2018/09 Completed

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