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Strengthening the institutional capacity of African Network of Basin Organization (ANBO)
Commissioning Unit: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 08/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Elaborate an advocacy component – in updating the communication and visibility plan – that includes the dissemination of the policy paper, the AWIS network of focal points presentation and the 3-page project concept paper (see below), to improve the understanding of the ANBO role among members, African institutions and donors.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/20]

Fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Research the funds needed to implement the recommendation
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated
1.2 Engage a consultant to update the Communication Plan that includes both an advocacy plan involving partners and stakeholders in the implementation of activities and clearly outlining: - Objectives, - ANBO's expectations, - the relevant targets for advocacy - The list of different actions to achieve these objectives - Holding a meeting with AMCOW and African Union - Elaboration of an advocacy document such as the Declaration or a Commitment for OBT - Dissemination at the World Water Forum
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated African Union Commission (AUC), African Ministers’ Council on Water ( AMCOW), Regional Economic Communities (REC) and African Network Basin Organisation (ANBO) organized in Dakar a coordination workshop on strengthening the role of Lake and Reiver Basin Organisation in promoting sustainable water use and Management in Africa and a Declaration is being drafted
1.3 Sharing the document with ANBO members for comments and input
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated The draft of the declaration is already being circulated for review and comment in ANBO's member Basin Organizations
1.4 Conducting advocacy with potential targets - Disseminate advocacy at international meetings such as WWF - Post the declaration and interviews with the executives on the ANBO website as well as on members' and partners' websites - Use the African Union platform to create engagement around the Dakar declaration
[Added: 2021/12/20]
AUC, AMCOW, REC AND RAOB 2022/12 Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Elaborate a policy paper on the basis of the project experience pointing out the core functions of the ANBO – e.g., on the basis of the experience of the AWIS network of focal points - and their relevance for policy making by African institutions.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/20]

Fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Engage a consultant to develop the guidance document
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Not Initiated This recommendation has not been yet initiated. However, the point was raised during the coordination workshop with AUC, AMCOW and REC and REC with a view of raising awareness.
2.2 Involve the focal points through regular (virtual) meetings around the strategic orientations of AWIS and/or the African Water Knowledge Platform - Empower the focal points with targeted and quantifiable tasks and objectives - Involve partners such as CIWA which is strongly interested in participating in the establishment of the African Water Knowledge Platform
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Not Initiated This recommendation has not been yet initiated. However, the point was raised during the coordination workshop with AUC, AMCOW and REC and REC with a view of raising awareness.
2.3 Sharing the document with ANBO members for comments and contributions
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Not Initiated This recommendation has not been yet initiated. However, the point was raised during the coordination workshop with AUC, AMCOW and REC and REC with a view of raising awareness.
3. Recommendation:

Elaborate the presentation of the AWIS network of focal points, listing their tasks, modalities of connection, themes of interest, and linkages to the operations of the represented organisation. Use this presentation to advertise members and partners on the ANBO services.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/20]

Fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Engage a consultant to conduct the workshop and develop a presentation note
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Not Initiated Recruitment of a consultant by CIWA underway. TORs shared with ANBO Basin Organizations. This process engaged by CIWA could allow ANBO by the end to implement this recommendation because the issue was discussed during exchange meetings we had
3.2 Organize a workshop for AWIS Focal Points to discuss their roles and responsibilities in order to
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Not Initiated Recruitment of a consultant by CIWA underway. TORs shared with ANBO Basin Organizations. This process engaged by CIWA could allow ANBO by the end to implement this recommendation because the issue was discussed during exchange meetings we had
3.3 Share presentation note with focal points for review
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Not Initiated Recruitment of a consultant by CIWA underway. TORs shared with ANBO Basin Organizations. This process engaged by CIWA could allow ANBO by the end to implement this recommendation because the issue was discussed during exchange meetings we had
4. Recommendation:

Formulate a 3-page project concept paper on the practical tasks that the ANBO can presently perform, i.e., networking L/RBO, promoting members’ meetings, training and participation to events, and defining the themes more relevant for its members – i.e., water basin monitoring, exchange of experiences, piloting innovation – for submission to donors

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/20]

Fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Produce a concept note based on the recommendations of the final project evaluation (this task may be included in the TRDs of the consultant previously hired to develop the guidance document)
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated
4.2 updating the list of potential funders
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated
4.3 Use of the ANBO website and social networks to share members’ events The 2020-2024 Action Plan was shared with donors such as the Swiss Cooperation, CIWA and AfDB. One of the objective sets is to allow ANBO to participate in the next world water forum in Dakar. This event is an important meeting for ANBO
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Organise an all hands meeting of the ANBO members to discuss:

- the project achievements and challenges for the continuation of its results,

- the policy paper, the AWIS network of focal points presentation and the 3-page project concept paper, to finalise them.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/20]

Fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Organize a meeting with all ANBO members to exchange and validate the different documents prepared
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated A template of ANBO activities and its members is being developed with AMCOW following the last workshop with the African Union This process will help ANBO to implement this recommendation
5.2 Communicate on the achievements and challenges for sustainability of results. Define a roadmap to implement the advocacy plan (who does what, how, when, etc.) Set up the Dakar Action Plan (DAP) with AMCOW for the implementation of the roadmap. On the basis of the DAP, a more precise note can be elaborated in order to identify potential donors
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated A template of ANBO activities and its members is being developed with AMCOW following the last workshop with the African Union This process will help ANBO to implement this recommendation
5.3 Submission of the 3-page project note to the selected donors after validation by ANBO members
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated A template of ANBO activities and its members is being developed with AMCOW following the last workshop with the African Union This process will help ANBO to implement this recommendation
6. Recommendation:

Elaborate a 3-pages business model, presenting also the relations between the ANBO governance and budgetisation - on the basis of the lesson learned here below –. Use such document to guide the execution of future projects to ensure the coherent articulation of the network operations on the basis of the available resources.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/20]

Fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Assess during the ANBO members meeting (the model adopted in Tunis in 2019 to see how to make it operational
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated
6.2 Mobilize funds to prepare the next project in order to implement the economic model and define the Prodoc on this economic basis in relation to the Tunis meeting of 2019
[Added: 2021/12/20]
ANBO Permanent Technical Secretariat 2022/12 Initiated Process underway. Request submitted to AfDB, CIWA

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