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PIMS 1881 BD MSP: Dibeen Reserve
Commissioning Unit: Jordan
Evaluation Plan: 2003-2007
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2007
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Jordan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: The project to hold a workshop of stakeholders to map out the future of DNR within the larger Dibeen Forest complex. This meeting should be used to map out a common vision for, and decide the appropriate roles and responsibilities of these agencies in, managing the various components of the entire forest system. The vision should also provide a clear statement that conservation of the landscape and other natural values will be through a mixture of protection, alternative livelihoods and sustainable use
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

UNDP believes that this recommendation is very crucial for the sustainability of the Reserve and since the remaining time of the project is very short, RSCN will integrate the idea in the Reserve Management Plan which is under preparation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Map out the future of DNR within the larger Dibeen Forest complex in the Reserve management plan
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2008/07/10]
RSCN 2008/12 Completed
2. Recommendation: The DNR management revisits the project LFM according to the draft LFM (Annex 8) prepared during this FE and prepares/updates Outcomes, Indicators and Targets to guide the management of the nature reserve after the end of the UNDP-GEF funded project. This should include a clear identification of the risks and assumptions upon which the strategy is based upon and coherent plan to deal with risks if and when they materialise. (RSCN to implement)
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

UNDP believes that the proposed LFM should be considered; nevertheless, the project will not be able to adopt the LFM and will leave it for the Dibeen Reserve Management to revisit it after the project completion.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure the adoption of the recommendation in the Reserve Management Plan that will be endorsed before the end of the project
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2009/12/02]
RSCN 2007/12 Completed
3. Recommendation: The RSCN familiarises itself with the UNDP-GEF Project Assurance role, the Result-Based Management System and the various toolkits (UNDP-GEF Atlas Risk Management Module, Handbook on Monitoring Evaluation for Results, etc.) already supplied by UNDP CO and brings its systems in line for any future UNDP-GEF project implementation. (Executing Agency to implement, Implementing Agency to assist)
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

RSCN is working on this direction and will consider it in future projects with UNDP/GEF

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents

[Added: 2007/12/05]
RSCN 2007/12 Completed
4. Recommendation: nvestigate embedding the Regional Forest Park (RFP) concept or similar at the Governorate level through existing planning mechanisms and links to regional tourism plans. The possibility of collaborating with private sector partnerships in driving this process should be explored by RSCN by raising awareness of those companies already involved in developments in the Dibeen Forest for the need to have a coherent plan to "protect" their investment.
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

Coordination should be increased between different parties to ensure the sustainability of Dibeen Reserve

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
RSCN and other concerned stakeholders should meet on a regular basis as needed to investigate embedding the Regional Forest part concept at the government level
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2008/07/10]
RSCN 2008/12 Completed
5. Recommendation: Dibeen Nature Reserve (DNR) management should carry out a study into the effects of various management regimes on the structure and composition of the forests, particularly the effects of charcoal production on the species composition. The study should consider the possibility of sustainable harvesting levels and means of adding value to and reducing volumes of harvested products. This study should consider both the ecological and management aspects of the forest
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

A system of indicators for monitoring the effects of various management regions on the structure and composition of the forest could be developed and used for more systematic monitoring

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Part of this study was performed in year 2006.
[Added: 2007/12/05]
RSCN 2007/12 Completed
RSCN to carry out the remaining part of the study as part of their future studies
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2008/07/10]
2008/12 Completed
6. Recommendation: Investigate possibilities for sustainable use of forest resources within Dibeen Forest (in addition to the alternative livelihoods programme) by building a broad consensus amongst key agencies (MoA, FD, MoE, etc.) based upon the principles of sustainable use as an incentive for conservation management This should include: 1- Income generation. 2- Capacity building for community institutions. 3- Community-Based national resources management.
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

The project is working on this direction with the local communities and GEF SGP

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This wrok had been started after the MTE
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2008/07/10]
RSCN 2008/12 Completed
The work in cooperation with SGP continues after the MTR with some selected NGOs
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2008/07/10]
2007/12 Completed
The project conducted training sessions on proposal writing with the presence of SGP and IUCN
[Added: 2007/12/05]
2007/12 Completed
Five proposals were submitted to SGP in the third quarter of 2007
[Added: 2007/12/05]
2007/12 Completed
One proposal got the initial approval and will be presented to the NSC early November 2007
[Added: 2007/12/05]
2007/12 Completed
7. Recommendation: RSCN and the reserve management to adopt an adaptive management approach towards the management of DNR and integration of the reserve within the larger forest area. Firstly as the nature reserves relates to the larger forest complex in developing incentive-based forest conservation in parallel to alternative livelihoods. Secondly with the management practices within the nature reserve. The reserve management can use this to trial innovative and collaborative management systems for the various habitats
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

The project management drafted the Reserve Management Plan (2008-2012) but there is still work to do to nationally endorse it.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The adaptive Management approach has bee adapted in the Reserve management plan which is being prepared by the project management.
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2008/07/10]
2007/12 Completed
8. Recommendation: Prior to the closure of the project DNR management work with FD to develop common vision for, and approach to, Dibeen Forest management. This should be in addition to the larger workshop discussed under the general recommendations. It is important that the involved agencies, MoA (FD), MoE and RSCN reach a unified position of the management of these resources that recognises the utilitarian values as well as the biological and aesthetic values of the Dibeen Forest.
Management Response: [Added: 2007/12/05]

Coordination should be increased regarding the Reserve Management to ensure achievement of the Reserve establishment goals, the involvement of FD is critical. This required identifying clear roles, mandates and functions of FD and Reserve Management.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Work will continue to prepare and sgin a MOU with the FD
[Added: 2007/12/05] [Last Updated: 2008/07/10]
No due date No deadline established
9. Recommendation:
Management Response: [Added: 2008/07/10]

Key Actions:

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