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Evaluación Medio Término Proyecto GEF GOLD Colombia
Commissioning Unit: Colombia
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2024
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 05/2022
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Colombia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Discuss with the Project Steering Committee representatives the revision of the results framework to have measurable indicators and achievable targets at the end of the project

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The Project has already carried out the task within the framework of the steering and technical committee where the results of the evaluation were presented, and it was agreed not to modify the indicators

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Convene a meeting of the Project Steering Committee to propose the necessary adjustments to the indicators
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team/ Project Steering Committee 2022/05 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Improve project coordination with the MADS International Affairs Office.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

Corrective measures have been taken, ensuring the convening and participation of the international affairs office in all the formal discussion spaces of the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Coordinate a meeting to update MADS’ International Affairs Office on the progress of the project
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team / MME / MADS 2022/04 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Continue the efforts being made by UNDP and governmental bodies to achieve a comprehensive approach to the problem of mercury use in the ASGM sector

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The project team has analyzed the opportunities for improvement to reinforce the messages and results of the project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Hold monthly coordination meetings with technicians from the MME, ANM, MADS and MSPS
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team / MME / MADS / MSPS / ANM 2023/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Search for financial entities that are familiar with the idiosyncrasies and culture of the communities present in the mining territories of Cauca and Sur de Bolivar

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The project with the allies for the financial component (Vital and CFA) have tried to improve the ways of communicating pedagogical content to the communities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Seek allied institutions with presence in those territories where they have not yet been achieved
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team 2022/06 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Attract an even larger mass of beneficiaries to overcome the possible attrition caused by the lack of adaptation of the characteristics of the applicants to the requirements of the financial entities

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The project team is working with allies to increase the number of beneficiaries in this component

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Redouble efforts to publicize the benefits of access to credit and the new financial services available through the project.
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team / CFA 2022/11 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Generate a single agenda and facilitate spaces among the professionals that make up the "Financial Inclusion Team". In addition, avoid the rotation of officials to give continuity to joint initiatives.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

An internal workshop was held with the project team to define how to respond to this requirement and reinforce the work with MME and restart approaches with the ANM

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Dialogue with the new national authorities to maintain the work teams.
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team / MME / ANM 2022/09 Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Design short, entertaining training programs adapted to the level of schooling of the attendees

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

An internal workshop was held with the project team to define how to respond to this requirement and build a set of communication tools

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Work with SENA to define appropriate content
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team/SENA 2022/07 Initiated
8. Recommendation:

Involve the leaders of the mining communities and, if necessary, provide facilities to cover food and transportation costs for miners to participate in the training

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The project team has already been addressing this need and will reaffirm it in the future

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify and engage positive leaders.
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team 2022/09 Initiated
9. Recommendation:

Include the intensive training of a group of local miners to act as trainers in the territory. These people should be miners recognized by the community, with a vocation for service, and committed to the principles of the project

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The project team has already been addressing this need and will reaffirm it in the future

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Select miners who, due to their experience and position, act as referents for a group. Provide specific training and visits to mobile plants and mines that have adapted their extraction processes to a mercury-free methodology
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team 2022/07 Initiated
10. Recommendation:

Ensure that the training of ASGM operators includes a practical demonstration of the low efficiency of the current ore amalgamation process and its consequences on the profitability of artisanal and small-scale miners' operations. To this end, significant efforts should be made to communicate the results obtained from the consultancy on Economic

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The project team has already been addressing this need and will reaffirm it in the future. In addition, it will be reinforced with easy-to-understand economic information for communities to motivate the non-use of mercury

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Publicize the results of the Economic Modeling consultancy through all media used by the project. Simplify the message and adapt it to the needs and capabilities of the miners.
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team 2022/11 Initiated
11. Recommendation:

Develop a project exit strategy to foster a strong commitment to sustainability. The exit strategy should include a discussion with key government stakeholders on the possibility of preparing a project to scale up and replicate the impact of the current one and sustain the intervention with GEF funding.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/12]

The project team will design a new project proposal. One of the ideas is the work around the environmental liabilities generated by mining and the removal of mercury in contaminated sites.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Work with stakeholders to formulate a project to scale up and replicate the impact of the current one, preferably with GEF funding
[Added: 2022/05/12]
Project Team / MME / MMA 2023/10 Not Initiated

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