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Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Project
Commissioning Unit: Kenya
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 08/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Kenya
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

There is need to build on the achievements of LECRD and deepen engagement to upscale and institutionalize the results by strengthening existing partnerships and engaging with other non-traditional partners.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

Partially Accept. The NDC Implementation Acceleration Project is building up on most of the achievements of the LECRD Project. The NDC IA Project Document has been finalized and is awaiting approval by the LPAC.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revise the NDC IA Project Document as per Kenya’s updated NDC and organize an LPAC to endorse the project
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
Portfolio Analyst 2020/12 Completed LPAC Meeting held. Resource mobilisation strategy has been developed to raise funds for the project History
Undertake aggressive resource mobilization for the NDC IA Project
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
Portfolio Analyst 2020/12 Completed The Resource Mobilisation Strategy is in place. Meetings with various donors including Denmark, Germany, CIFF, USAID and FCDO (UK) have been held. For most of these donors, Pipeline C indication has been noted. Bilateral meetings have been planned.with ADB, Finalnd and Sweden, among others. History
2. Recommendation:

There is need to continue investing in critical areas where support was initiated during the project cycle especially in the enhancement of national/county climate change coordination processes and also capacity building that is focused on improving national and county-level decision making on climate change interventions.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

Fully Accept. The Country Office will deliver much of the national/county climate change coordination activities through the NDC Implementation Acceleration Project. Aggressive resource mobilization to undertake recommended capacity building on climate change interventions nexus between county and national will also be undertaken to meet this recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Follow up on the NDC Resource Mobilization Strategy Consultancy that is underway
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
Portfolio Analyst - ERU 2021/03 Completed Done. The strategy is in place History
Write to prospective partners to plug the budget deficit in the NDC IA Programme
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
Portfolio Analyst - ERU 2021/03 Completed Done. The CO has reached out to various prospective development partners and donors. History
3. Recommendation:

There is need to continue spearheading initiatives for empowerment of women, the marginalized groups and civil society to take more active role in decision making processes based on lessons learned and results of interventions in the areas achieved thus far by the project

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

The Country Office will design a specific program or component within the Environment and Resilience Unit, or integrated within the broader Governance and Inclusive Economic Growth (GIG) to target marginalized groups and civil society to influence decision making in the work started by the LECRD Project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To design a program around civil society engagement in the climate change area, lining it to the RFF – Greening Empowerment Youth Engagement Program (GrEYAP)
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
Portfolio Analyst 2021/04 Completed Tree Growing Fund Programme designed includes a strong component on CSO engagement History
4. Recommendation:

UNDP needs to consolidate its country support portfolio of climate change and resilience programming and ensure effective coordination with other UN agencies to ascertain that each agency contributes to its area of strongest comparative advantage in case of any future programming.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

Fully Accept. DP is shifting towards the portfolio approach and has already held its 1st Integrated Project Steering Committee Meeting for all projects with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The broader programming in this area is reported within the UN family, under the Strategic Result Area 3.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize 2nd Integrated Projects Steering Committee and Review Meeting
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
KCO ERU Team 2021/01 Completed An integrated PSC was held on 14th June 2021. History
5. Recommendation:

It is highly recommended that the entire knowledge base and portfolio of resources for communication, training and awareness created by this project, be curated made available online given that it currently very hard to find all the resources from the very many activities of this project. This is where the National Climate Change Resource Centre (NCCRC), University and Institutional partners and Community Education Business and Information Centre (CEBIC) could play a significant role. This should be easy and quick to implement, with limited cost implications and will make a significant contribution to the longevity and wider impact of the project.

This knowledge base should be consolidated as soon as possible in a place that will be accessible for the foreseeable future.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

Fully Accept. The  knowledge generated under the LECRD Project will be curated under the National Climate Change Resource Centre and the Knowledge Portals, through support from the successor NDC – IA Project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop TORs for the knowledge management curation process under the NDC IA Program
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
Portfolio Analyst 2021/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This will be done under the NDCIA programme]
History
Hiring
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
Portfolio Analyst 2021/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The activity has been pushed to the upcoming NDCIA project]
History
6. Recommendation:

It is recommended that the standards, rating tools, fact sheets etc. developed under the project e.g. Green Building Standards for Kenya be piloted immediately and additional funds leveraged for this purpose to ensure they serve their purpose as demonstration projects with aim mainstreaming them into regular programming in the future

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

Fully Accept. The Country Office will follow up with the Green Africa Foundation to pilot and promote adoption and use of the Green Building Standards.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Write to the GAF for a meeting on the Green Building Standards
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
ERU Team 2021/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project ended. Awaiting new funding to facilitate this.]
History
Popularize the Green Building Standards
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
ERU Team 2021/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The Project concluded. Awaiting funds on a separate project.]
History
7. Recommendation:

Aligned with the above, it is further recommended that efforts be made to leverage further funding through the project, and help unlock or crowd in development partners or complementary projects by leveraging the initial gains of the project to support the activities that have been started under various key results areas. This seems to be an area where the project has excelled with seed funding for example already coming into the tune of 350,000 (USD) from France and DFID to support the Kenyan Climate Change Adaptation (KCCAP) Programme.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

Fully Accept. The NDC Implementation Acceleration Project is building up on most of the achievements of the LECRD Project. The NDC IA Project Document has been finalized and is awaiting approval by the LPAC. The Project Document will be used to mobilize resources and to become a major source of resources for implementing the NDC. The CO has already brought on board a consultant to help design a resource mobilization strategy on this.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Roll out the NDC IA Project
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
ERU Team 2021/02 Completed The ProDoc is already in place. The project will be rolled out in January 2022 History
8. Recommendation:

As a priority, provide support for the completion of operationalization of the activities of National Climate Change Council which was envisaged as an output in the Key Result Area 1. The council is at the apex of coordination and guidance in implementation of obligations and functions under the Climate Change Act, 2016. Therefore, its establishment and operationalization is a priority to ensure that it takes charge of the process of legislative implementation and preserve the gains that have already been achieved under LECRD such as the strengthening of the CCD, the secretariat to the council.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/08/02]

The operationalization of the Climate Change Council is a political process, as the Head of State need to convene the Council. The Project supported formulation of all the guidelines and tools that will inform the Council meeting, if and when the same is convened by the Chair – who happens to be the President of the Republic of Kenya. The Country Office can also undertake diplomatic engagements to encourage the convening of the council.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
. Draft a Letter to the Minister – Environment and Forestry on the Climate Change Council and the President to convene the 1st Climate Change Council meeting. Coordinate activity with Development Partners.
[Added: 2021/08/02] [Last Updated: 2021/09/08]
ERU Team 2021/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This is a political process and the deliverable is within the GoK's mandate. As a CO, we have engaged the Climate Change Directorate informally and continue to encourage them to convene the council meeting. ]
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