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EU-China Biodiversity Programme
Commissioning Unit: China
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2010
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2009
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: China
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: Need to engage with broader ?biodiversity community of interest?, as represented by CBD Steering Committee.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/02/01]

Through National Programme Director (NPD), organize CBD Steering Committee meeting to brief on ECBP MTE, identify measures for strengthening operational effectiveness of CBD Steering, e.g. support to International Year of Biodiversity in 2010 and preparations for COP 10. Additionally, CBD SC, along with ECBP PSC and UNDP and ECD projects, can help identify key ministries and opportunities for integrating biodiversity into sectoral plans and policies.

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2. Recommendation: The issue of how to collect and use the accumulated wealth of knowledge from the field projects should be a focus of ECBP?s work if the programme is extended.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/02/01]

A series of activities, by COSU, VAC, PMO and the field projects themselves will be planned to address this issue.

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3. Recommendation: VAC is not linked fully with MEP, so is inhibited in helping to build the ministry?s outreach and education capacity, or the field projects, so is less effective than it should be in managing knowledge from them.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/02/01]

Through NPD, encourage partnership with MEP?s Depts. of Education and Communication and Ecology and Nature Conservation through specific activities, such as preparation for International Year of Biodiversity into 2010: VAC will also work more directly with COSU and field projects to bring together awareness activities and materials, as part of the knowledge management task, above.

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4. Recommendation: Review all field projects for their relevance to policy development and then use field projects for policy development, as well capacity building, institutional strengthening and awareness raising.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/02/01]

The MTE proposes a joint PMO, VAC and COSU mission to all field projects. However, this might not be optimal, in part because of the time this would involve and the attention taken from other activities, but also because COSU, PMO and VAC already have a process for identifying policy and awareness-relevant projects and activities and have begun this review, in connection with the identification of criteria for extension of selected field projects.

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5. Recommendation: Focal point for managing knowledge about the country?s biodiversity resources. The extended ECBP should be tasked on a cost-neutral basis with building consensus for this focal point and assembling its primary knowledge holdings on biodiversity and ecosystem management? with a proposal for the focal point developed in 2010 with a view to its establishment by the end of ECBP in 2011.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/02/01]

Response: This is an issue that should be raised with the CBD Steering Committee, as part of the MTE recommendations, since it would require consensus among key agencies.

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