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Less Burnt for a Clean Earth - Unintended Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPS)
Commissioning Unit:Nigeria
Evaluation Plan:2014-2017
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:12/2015
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Nigeria
1. Recommendation:

Achieving sustained transformational change is not a simple task and is impossible to achieve within a four-year project period. This requires long-term commitments, persistency and perseverance. In view of this, it is recommended that the pledged continuance of the principles and ideals of the Less Burnt Project by the two government partners should be pursued and emphasized during the immediate post-project period by the Federal Ministry of Environment.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15]

Agreed. Since the UNDP is still very much involved with the department that implemented the project, future activities could be built around making sure that the principles and policies that require the transformational change are pursued in future projects. Regular contacts will be kept with the two State Governments that hosted the pilot activities and dissemination of their experiences with other State Governments that have already expressed interest in the subject will be encouraged

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Suggested follow-up monitoring for the project would be encouraged
[Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
The Federal Ministry of Environment 2017/06 Completed Follow-up monitoring to the project sites was carried out in May 2017
2. Recommendation:

The LBCE project had impressive outcomes. The success should be made known. Its outcomes should be widely disseminated among website which is being transferred to the Federal Ministry of Environment. The Ministry should ensure that the site stays open and accessible to the public.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15]

We agree to this recommendation and a letter would be written to the Federal Ministry of Environment to inform them of the importance of keeping the success stories in the public domain and to also inform the public of future activities in keeping POPs at bay. This web site should be referenced on web sites of other related projects and initiatives, and the Federal Ministry of Environment should commit to update it on a regular basis.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A letter would be written to the Federal Ministry of Environment to inform them of the importance of keeping the success stories in the public domain and to also inform the public of future activities in chemical management.
[Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
UNDP 2018/03 Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Some legislations have been drafted under the project ready for presentation to the legislative arm of government for passage. The Federal Ministry of Environment should continue to work hard to see that the legislations are endorsed.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15]

We agree with the recommendation. The CO would also be ready to support when the time for submission of the draft legislation arrives

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A letter would be written to the Federal Ministry of Environment to ensure that all draft legislations are followed through for the passage of such.
[Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
The Federal Ministry of Environment 2018/03 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

The animal feeds production method as thought under the LBCE project should be explored further to solve the socio-economic problems that often lead to insistent conflicts between Fulani cattle herders and farmers all over Nigeria. The use of the method will enable Fulani cattle herders to settle, able to farm and send their children to school without problem

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15]

We agree with this recommendation and the lessons learnt through the project will be useful in some of the interventions UNDP is engaged in, particularly Conflict Management in the volatile parts of the middle belt.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Document the result as a success story and write to the Federal Ministry of Environment to move in this direction and consider replication where possible. Disseminate the success story with other, related, UNDP interventions.
[Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
The Federal Ministry of Environment and UNDP 2018/03 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Future projects should consciously consider and integrate gender issues into project right from the design stage.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15]

We agree with this recommendation. This recommendation is especially relevant to future projects – and has become now a requirement for all UNDP GEF projects. To this end, it can be noted that this project conducted, following the conclusion of this Terminal Evaluation, a gender assessment, the conclusions of which will be used in future programming and enhanced integration of gender dimension in the project preparation stage. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This is relevant for future planned projects at the designed staged. Conclusions of the gender assessment will be taken into account in future project development.
[Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
UNDP 2017/04 Completed This key action is already ongoing started from 2016 and onwards. Again the recently revised project document templates been used by the CO has a gender component.
6. Recommendation:

In order to ease transfer of knowledge, some of the technical documents produced under the project should be translated to relevant local languages in summary form for use by people at the grass root level. This will also assist in project sustainability and replicability.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15]

We agree with this recommendation. The Federal Ministry of Environment would be guided to achieve this.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A letter would be written to the Federal Ministry of Environment to recommend the translation of technical documents of the project in local languages, where possible.
[Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
The Federal Ministry of Environment 2018/03 Initiated
7. Recommendation:

The state partners should broaden the expertise base of the UNEP Toolkits through in-house training which is possible to be undertaken with minimal financial outlay. This will be catalytic to project sustainability and replication.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15]

UNDP CO would advise the department at the Federal Ministry of Environment responsible for the implementation to conduct an-in house training for staff members to enable project sustainability and replication.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The CO would write to the Federal Ministry of Environment and advice on this.
[Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
The Federal Ministry of Environment 2018/03 Not Initiated

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