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Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Programme
Commissioning Unit: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2014
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Concerning to the SAP/NAP: Carry out a strategic review of the SAP/NAP priority actions and targets prior SAP implementation.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management acknowledges that strategic review will be conducted in phase 2 during SAP and NAPs implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Update baseline information of the SAP & NAPs involving Regional Scientific Committee and National Scientific Committee of Arafura and Timor Seas as well as other relevant scientific communities.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities. The Government will formalize the National Scientific Committee/Board to strengthen commitment of the members.
1.2. Conduct stakeholder consultations to review existing SAP and NAPs targets according SMART criteria with National Inter-Ministerial Committee of the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS), local governments and stakeholder engagement group of ATS. First year of ATSEA Phase 2 implementation (2016) UNDP Scheduled It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities.
2. Recommendation:

Advocate uptake of NAP priority actions into national and sub-national operation programs

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The proposed NAP priority actions of Indonesia have been partially adopted into Fisheries Management Plan of Arafura Sea (FMP 718). It is noted the adoption process of the NAP into national and sub-national policies will be replicated in Timor Leste.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Include selected priority actions of the Indonesia NAP into draft National Mid Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015 -2019
[Added: 2018/10/24]
AMFRD – MMAF Indonesia 2014/12 Completed NAP priority actions in line with President vision#7 (Nawa Cita) in particular promoting responsible fishing practices such as IUU fishing; strengthening management of biodiversity of important coastal habitat.
2.2. Facilitate adoption of the NAP into Timor Leste Five Year Development Plan (2018-2022)
[Added: 2018/10/24]
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Timor Leste 2017/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities under component 1.
3. Recommendation:

Support agreement on baseline levels and protocols for assessing progress toward achieving SAP/NAP environmental objective targets.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management agreed to achieve consensus on baseline levels towards SAP and NAPs implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Update baseline information of the SAP and NAPs involving Regional Scientific Committee and National Scientific Committee of Arafura and Timor Seas as well as other relevant scientific communities.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities.
3.2 Establish operational guideline to monitor achievement of the environmental targets as stipulated in the SAP and NAPs.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities.
4. Recommendation:

Facilitate a strategy on national and regional information management.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management acknowledged the importance to ensure knowledge and information exchange among targeted stakeholders at national and regional levels.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Develop communication strategy to improve information exchange and knowledge management in collaboration with relevant line ministries.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities. The information will be used to support value chain analysis/marketing of fish products (Recommendation 6).
4.2. Establish regional information center of the ATS.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities.
5. Recommendation:

Reach a regional agreement on the financing of the regional cooperation mechanism.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management acknowledged the need to reach consensus on cost-sharing solution for financing regional cooperation mechanism.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Develop regional cooperation mechanism by involving government, non-government institutions, regional bodies and private sector.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/12 Completed It will be decided in consultation with government partners and referred to best practices/other initiatives.
5.2. Develop programme of implementation of regional institution
[Added: 2018/10/24]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/12 Completed It will be decided in consultation with government partners and referred to best practices/other initiatives.
6. Recommendation:

Carry out value chain and situational analyses to support alternative livelihood initiatives.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management well noted to include the studies into ATSEA Phase 2 activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. Include the studies as indicative activities for demo project. First year of ATSEA Phase 2 implementation Future ATSEA PMU Planned This will be included in project design.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/11 Completed This will be included in project design.
6.2. Develop monitoring mechanism to ensure enabling environment for the implementation of alternative livelihood activities.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/12 Completed This will be included in project design.
7. Recommendation:

Develop implementation pathways, so that stakeholders can better understand the SAP implementation process and associated timeframe

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management acknowledged the recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1. Identify key stakeholders and their roles in SAP implementation.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be developed as a project strategy in the Prodoc
7.2 Include implementation pathways into ATSEA Phase 2 Project document (Prodoc).
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be developed as a project strategy in the Prodoc
8. Recommendation:

Proposal for future directions underlining main objectives.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management acknowledged the recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1. Consider the proposed recommendations into ATSEA Phase 2 Prodoc development
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed
9. Recommendation:

regarding to operational issues: i) implement alternative methods of convening meetings in order to reduce travel costs; ii) risk management should be more inclusive among key stakeholders; iii) work programming should be more extensive and be linked to the logical results framework

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The management well noted the recommendations.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1. Consider proportion of travel cost in the work plan with clear justification.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed This will be monitored during project implementation.
9.2. Develop project adaptive management procedure to address any risks that will be affected project deliverables by involving relevant stakeholders.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed Risk management approach will adopt relevant best practices.
9.3. Use SMART criteria in developing project targets.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed

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