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Final Evaluation of the Strengthening Management Effectiveness and Generating Multiple Environmental Benefits within and around the Greater Kafue National Park and West Lunga National Park in Zambia
Commissioning Unit: Zambia
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 04/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Zambia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Formalise PPPs for Kafue National Park and West-Lunga National Park

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/07]

 Management fully agrees with the recommendation : Government recognises the role that the private sector plays in the development of the wildlife sector particularly as investors in both consumptive and non-consumptive tourism in PAs and customary lands. These investments generate the revenues that finance conservation programmes. Government is therefore desirous to increase private sector participation as articulated in the National Parks and Wildlife Policy of 2018. Further, Government has active collaborative agreements (MoUs) with some private sector players regarding management of wildlife resources. However, the PPP that was being developed in West Lunga during the project lifespan could not be completed due to change in the prospective private sector partner’s business focus.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish and formalise Public Private Partnerships to enhance management of protected and other public conservation areas
[Added: 2021/05/07]
Department of National Parks and Wildlife 2021/12 Initiated Government will continue to encourage private sector participation and the PPPs formalisation will depend on private sector interest to take up the opportunity. There is an existing formal management agreement in the Wwest Lunga with West Lunga Conservation Project. In addition, there is aThere is also formal management agreement with African Parks in the Kafue System. The two initiatives could be escalated to PPP status and government will support this projected escalation.
2. Recommendation:

Establish PES for Kafue National Park

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/07]

Management fully agrees with the recommendation: Government recognises the importance of the wildlife sector’s contribution to economic development and diversification. In this regard Government desires to create enabling conditions that will unlock the economic potential and enhance the performance of the sector

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop guidelines on investments in public wildlife estates
[Added: 2021/05/07]
Department of National Parks and Wildlife 2024/12 Initiated Lessons need to be learnt from countries that have successfully implemented PES in Southern Africa region (South Africa, DR Congo, Madagascar, Malawi) and Asia. Some preliminary steps identified during the project lifespan will be used as a basis for developing the guidelines.
Promote establishment of tourism and other wildlife-based enterprises
[Added: 2021/05/07]
Department of National Parks and Wildlife 2026/12 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Complete and validate ILUPs)

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/07] [Last Updated: 2021/05/07]

Management fully agrees with the recommendation : ILUPs have since been completed and validated, what remains is the printing of the ILUP

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Printing of ILUPs for communities and sharing of soft copies with communities
[Added: 2021/05/07]
FD & DNPW 2021/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Ensure roll out of training manual for extension staff to establish CFMGs in VAGs

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/07] [Last Updated: 2021/05/07]

Management fully agrees with the recommendation:  Government seeks to develop human capacity with extension skills to meet stakeholders’ needs, and to broaden skills and knowledge of personnel involved in forest management and development as articulated in the National Forestry Policy of 2014

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implement trainings at both TOT and local levels
[Added: 2021/05/07]
FD 2022/12 Initiated Trainings have already started to capacity build CFMGs that have been established and will continue until December 2022
Develop and implement a dissemination strategy
[Added: 2021/05/07]
FD 2021/12 Not Initiated
Review training manual to include any emerging issues
[Added: 2021/05/07]
FD 2023/12 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Gather all outstanding data, surveys, information and reports and ensure that they are collated in a central, accessible location

 

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/07]

: Agreed. Government seeks to strengthen linkages to facilitate documentation and dissemination of information to end users. Government has set up the Smart Zambia Institue which is providing a platform for e governance to enable online information depository making information access more efficient. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Integrate and deposit outstanding data, surveys, information and reports into Smart Zambia platform through the National Remote Sensing Centre
[Added: 2021/05/07]
FD & DNPW 2021/12 Initiated Publications are being finalised and other information products are being gathered for uploading onto the web platforms.
6. Recommendation:

Undertake final meetings or issue announcements to all stakeholders to communicate the end of the project and realised outcomes. Sub-national and local-level stakeholders need to be informed of: i) the reason for the abrupt end of the project; ii) what was achieved under the project; and iii) what plans were put into place through partner organisations to ensure the long-term sustainability of alternative livelihoods and CF

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/07]

Partially Agree: The project had informed stakeholders of the end of the project but communities were still hoping for a continuation. Nevertheless, Government will communicate through its structures at subnational level and local levels to address this concern that may have affected some stakeholders.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
End of project terminal evaluation findings and plans for sustainability of initiatives to be disseminated at subnational and community levels through the government structures
[Added: 2021/05/07]
DNPW & FD 2021/12 Initiated The TE is being shared with stakeholders which will be followed by engagement meetings

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