Gold ridge TSF Risk & Monitoring Support

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2019
Completion Date:
01/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title Gold ridge TSF Risk & Monitoring Support
Atlas Project Number: 97191
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2019
Planned End Date: 03/2019
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 $): 25,000
Source of Funding: DFAT
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 22,254
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Abhijit Bhattachajee
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and disaster management
Countries: FIJI
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Working with other Ministries and the mine operator, NDMO needs to strengthen and develop a consistent communication strategy to keep communities well informed of risk management measures being undertaken with regard to the TSF/RWD.

2

The SIG needs to strengthen the system for sharing of relevant data between the MHMS, MECDM and MMERE with regard to various safety and environmental parameters of the Gold Ridge mine.

3

The SIG needs to clearly identify the capacity needs and develop MMERE’s capacity for monitoring the structural issues related to the dam on an ongoing basis.

1. Recommendation:

Working with other Ministries and the mine operator, NDMO needs to strengthen and develop a consistent communication strategy to keep communities well informed of risk management measures being undertaken with regard to the TSF/RWD.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/17]

This can be carried out by finalising the institutional contingency plan, link it with contingency plans at provincial and community levels, and design awareness programme with the mine operator.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Finalise the institutional contingency plan and link it with contingency plans at provincial and community levels.
[Added: 2019/01/17]
NDMO, UNOCHA 2019/12 Not Initiated History
Develop an awareness raising programme in collaboration with the mine operator to inform risk management measures based on the Village Disaster Plans (VDPs) for the thirty-one communities at risk.
[Added: 2019/01/17]
NDMO, UNOCHA 2019/12 Not Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

The SIG needs to strengthen the system for sharing of relevant data between the MHMS, MECDM and MMERE with regard to various safety and environmental parameters of the Gold Ridge mine.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/17] [Last Updated: 2019/01/17]

After the inter-ministerial workshop on monitoring on 30 November 2018 led by MMERE officer, the conceptual framework for data & information sharing between the three technical ministries and NDMO was drafted by MMERE. It is planned to further develop the system to actually link it with NDMO's What To Do message.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Define roles and responsibilities of the ministries and NDMO, and further develop the conceptual framework/ system & monitoring/ response tools.
[Added: 2019/01/17]
MECDM, MMERE, MHMS, WHO, NDMO, UNOCHA 2019/12 Initiated The information sharing system/ conceptual framework drafted on 3rd January 2019 by MMERE.
3. Recommendation:

The SIG needs to clearly identify the capacity needs and develop MMERE’s capacity for monitoring the structural issues related to the dam on an ongoing basis.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/17]

With the new Permanent Secretary of MMERE, appointing an officer in charge of monitoring the structural issues related to the dam can be considered.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MMERE appoints an officer in charge of monitoring the structural issues related to the dam.
[Added: 2019/01/17]
MMERE 2019/12 Not Initiated History

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