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Inception Report for the Terminal Evaluation – Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Zone of Mauritius
Commissioning Unit: Mauritius
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2023
Evaluation Type: Project
Planned End Date: 08/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mauritius
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:
  1.  

Design future projects with a realistic scope that accounts for institutional capacity to deliver/absorb, accounts for lessons learned on past projects, particularly in regards to procurement delays and the procurement of technical expertise. Consider using UNDP procurement modalities and UNDP marketplace for international expertise from the outset given past experience.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with this recommendation and, where possible UNDP has assisted the project in procuring expertise or items. Furthermore, the institutional capacity assessment is a requirement for all UNDP GEF projects as we have to complete the Partner Capacity Assessment Tool and the Micro Assessment which are both extensive. It may be noted that under National Implementation Modality, the responsibility for project execution rests with the Implementing Entity and therefore in general, on project implementation, discussions are regularly held on procurement modalities. While in future projects this recommendation will be taken into account, it is also important to confer responsibility to the Implementing Entity and build their capacity to handle complex project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendation will be transmitted to Government.
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP Country Office 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
2. Recommendation:
  1.  

Future projects should give adequate attention to pre-feasibility, design and identification of measures before budgeting and costing given how extensive the delays were, and the limitations and bottlenecks in terms of procurement. Budgeting should be done particularly carefully for any future GCF projects, given strict requirements to meet pre-determined budgets for disbursements.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with this recommendation, which is general in nature, and applies to all projects. This project was among the first approved by the Adaptation Fund in 2012 and therefore there was not much experience in project design. Budgeting for future projects, not just GCF projects, will be based on actual feasibility studies. As mentioned above such parameters are captured as per current corporate and donor funded project design requirements.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendation will be taken into account in all future projects
[Added: 2021/03/30]
UNDP CO 2020/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 3 (Project Design and Monitoring):

Conduct a thorough risk assessment and apply the risk assessment to the design of the future projects, with a more robust consideration of risk mitigating strategies. Account for political, operational and financial risks based on previous experience. Develop capacity within the UNDP CO and well as with potential executing agencies in Mauritius on the evolving and stringent requirements of climate funds and UNDP in regards to environmental and social standards, stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with the recommendation as it is based on the situation as at 2012, and and projct development reuirements applicable then. These have now evolved, and UNDP indeed has adequate risk assessment and safeguards procedures that are applied to every project. Risk assessment is part of the normal process for project development and stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming are already part of project development processes. Lessons learnt will be applied in future projects.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action needed for this particular project as it is at closure stage.
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP Co 2020/12 Completed The project has been completed History
4. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 4 (Project Design and Monitoring):

In future projects of significant budget and/or technical complexity, hire a dedicated monitoring and evaluation officer, focused on results-based management, to support day-to-day monitoring, and to develop plans and strategies, including site-level links and community engagement strategies.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with the recommendation. As most projects are based on National Implementation Modality, the function of monitoring and evaluation needs to be at portfolio level to advise on the development of project plans and strategies which is a technical matter, and therefore to be carried out by Technical specialists.. It is important to note that the Country Office is currently hiring a Gender and Monitoring and Evaluation officer.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 5 (Project Implementation):

In future projects of significant technical complexity hire an appropriately qualified Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), that is able to make key technical decisions and remove bottlenecks in technical decision-making, as well as draft Terms of Reference (TORs) for technical experts, engineers and firms hired under the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees with this recommendation which is applicable to projects in general, and the nature and type of provision of this technical advice will differ from project to project. As regards this project,  owing to its complexity and the range of skills needed, the decision was made in 2014 to contract a firm to provide the necessary expertise. Unfortunately, the experience with the firm was not conclusive and caused delays to the project.

 

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 6 (Project Implementation):

In future project hire a Gender officer with Natural Resource Management (NRM) expertise that can help to implement the Gender Assessment and Action Plan (GAAP), prepared prior to project approval, as well as collect gender disaggregated baseline data, and check the validity of chosen indicators in the national context, and ensure progress towards targets. The MoESD should also hire a gender expert that can account for the gendered aspects of sustainable development at the institutional and policy levels, but also in the implementation of donor-funded projects, helping to ensure adherence to increasing comprehensive gender requirements.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with the recommendation which is of a general nature. The principle of ensuring that the project engages expertise in these areas is acknowledged. In general, projects are required to carry out the gender assessment at preparation stage and to prepare the gender action plan. The implementation of a gender action plan is not the sole responsibility of a Gender officer, but rather of the project team as a whole. As regards the Ministry of Environment, they have a gender officer already, who is responsible for ensuring the application of gender mainstreaming principles. It is important to note that the Country Office is currently hiring a Gender and Monitoring and Evaluation officer. The implementation of this recommendation, and other recommendations that suggest hiring officers will be done within the budgetary context of each project.

 

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 7 (Project Implementation):

In future project’s develop a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) with an emphasis on early community consultation that can inform project design, as well as ensure community engagement throughout project implementation. Future coastal adaptation projects should include community adaptation planning at each project site, including the establishment of a technical planning committee linked to local government structures as an on-going initiative, which includes monitoring of community-level impacts.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:   

Management agrees with the recommendation noting that this is now a general requirement of project development. As noted before the project was designed in 2012 when such requirements were not yet in place.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 8 (Project Implementation):

Advocate with climate funds to put in place practical and flexible mechanisms for adaptive management. This is particularly important in project where all adaptation measures are not determined at the outset, but rather determined through a cost-benefit analysis process, or when a feasibility study needs to be carried out as part of the project, which will determine final cost allocations.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with this recommendation. Indeed adaptive management was used on the AF project and for example the final solutions at each of the three locations were based on adaptive management which was integrated in the project. There is always a trade-off between the need to specify the exact activities and costs under different components in project planning on one hand, and having flexibility to change these after project approval on the other hand, which should be understood by both the donor and the recipient. This will need to be negotiated during project preparation to ensure there is sufficient detail at the outset while also creating room for more detailed specifications during implementation.It is acknowledged that these scenarios should be identified at the outset in future projects, and discussed with donors in advanced.

Key Actions:

9. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 9 (Project Implementation):

In future project proposals, appoint one or two officers of the executing entity (the ministry responsible for implementation) that are attached to the project management team, so that their capacity is built in terms of hands on training, and that capacity is not just concentrated in the Project Manager (who may or may not remain involved in related activities after project close). The integration of ministry staff that are more intimately integrated in decision-making in regards to the project will help to mitigate losses in knowledge and institutional capacity.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees with this recommendation, and  such suggestions have been made in the past with the Government. Ultimately, the assignment or secondment of government staff and allocation of project tasks at the Implementing Entity is a decision made by government. UNDP will continue to advocate for this in the interests of capacity building and project continuity.

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 10 (Project Implementation):.

Develop a comprehensive project exit strategy based on the recommendations of the TE, particularly the Outcome-Level recommendations found below, with clear lines of responsibility between UNDP and MoESD.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees partially with this recommendation as devising project sustainability strategy is part of project closure. However, not all recommendations from the Evaluation will be incorporated in the recommended strategy for relevance reasons, and it should also be noted that the project was designed such that it is in the hands of government from the beginning, and embedded in specific government institutions. It is the sustainability of activities such as operations that need to be ensured in such a strategy.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare a sustainability plan for the project in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
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UNDP CO 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
11. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 11 (Project Implementation):.

For future projects of significant technical complexity it is imperative to hire an appropriately qualified Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) with specialized technical knowledge of integrated coastal zone management, as well qualifications as an engineer to supervise the design and implementation of coastal adaptation measures.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

This recommendation is the same as Recommendation 5. As stated above, Management agrees with this recommendation, and the same response provided above also applies here.

 

Key Actions:

12. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 12 (Project Implementation):.

For future projects invest in careful selection of sites based on multi-criteria vulnerability mapping and on community vulnerability as supported by site-level socio-economic assessments.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees with this recommendation which is in fact part of normal project design. Furthermore, site selection is based on consultations with the Government since we also need to avoid duplication of interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action needed as project is at closure stage
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
13. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 13 (Project Implementation):

For future training and capacity building activities more broadly, including for professional actors, within the private sector and government, first establish a baseline prior to training in order to understand the level of expertise among participants. Following the training, administer a post-training assessment in order to assess actual changes in skills and knowledge, rather than using simple delivery targets (which are output rather than outcome focused).

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees on this recommendation which is general in nature and in fact the standard way of proceeding in terms of first carrying out a training needs analysis. Furthermore, the criteria for selection for the courses ensures that the baseline is well defined.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action needed as project is at closure stage
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
14. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 14 (Project Implementation):

Ensure that future projects in regards to coastal climate change adaptation (Adaptation Fund, Global Environmental Facility and Green Climate Fund) make use of experts trained under the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with this recommendation. The decision of using appropriate expertise is based on the principles of competitive tendering which helps the CO to obtain value for money, which was applied. However some of the trained experts hired for this project did not deliver services to the satisfaction of UNDP.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action needed as project is at closure stage
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
15. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 15 (Project Implementation):

Establish a GIS database that can be used by all institutional stakeholders working on elements of climate change adaptation planning, which includes a layer of the communities targeted by the project and other priority sites (as per the coastal vulnerability map) and the baseline conditions and monitoring data from each site.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with this recommendation as, apart from being too generic in nature, is outside the purview of the project. However, the data generated from the project can be accessed from MoESD when requested.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action needed as project is at closure stage
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
16. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 16 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Develop and implement a long-term ecological monitoring plan to assess the biophysical impact of the artificial reef at the Mon Choisy site (including on marine biodiversity and changes to the sea bed and wave height) with an official mandate and requisite budget for offshore monitoring given to the Ministry of Blue Economy. Ensure that beach monitoring conducted by the Beach Authority does not just measure beach erosion rates of the facing beach, but also the possibility of down drift erosion by expanding the spatial extent of erosion monitoring to understand impacts.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees partly with the recommendation as they can be transmitted to the Government of Mauritius. However, this has to be done outside the scope of the project itself, which has since completed and did not have this provision in its budget.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
17. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 17 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Mon Choisy dune stabilization planting protocol should be adjusted to account for a reasonable density of planted vegetation to ensure survival rates, according to species. Given that most of the planting is already completed, the site should be monitored in the medium and long-term to understand which species survive at the planted density and the appropriate protocol disseminated for dune stabilization projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees partly with this recommendation. This is because the project is already at closure stage and as the recommendation itself notes, the planting is already completed. The monitoring component can however be included in the action to be undertaken under Recommendation 16.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
18. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 18 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Rivières des Galets monitoring the efficacy of the seawall rehabilitation by recording storm surge events and the impacts on flooding in the community in regards to flooding damages, injury and/or death. If possible this should be compared to historical events to understand the value of the capital investment and to conduct a cost-benefit analysis.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees partly with this recommendation. This is because the project is already at closure stage and there is no budget for a long-term assessment required. The monitoring component can however be included in the action to be undertaken under Recommendation 16.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
19. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 19 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Long-term mangrove monitoring should be undertaken at the Quatre Soeurs in regards to ecological parameters and survival rate in order to refine planting methodologies for replication at other sites. Flood and/ or storm surge attenuation monitoring should also be undertaken for the purposes of understanding the ecosystem function of the mangrove as a flood regulator, and for the purposes cost benefit analysis.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees partly with this recommendation. This is because the project is already at closure stage and there is no budget for the actions proposed. The monitoring component can however be included in the action to be undertaken under Recommendation 16.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
20. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 20 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Develop and implement a handover plan for the Quatre Soeurs Refuge Centre site to the Ministry of Local government as previously agreed, so that the refuge centre is functional as soon as possible. Include a community sensitization plan, so that the purpose and protocols related to accessing the refuge centre are clear.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees partly with this recommendation. To clarify, the Refuge Centre is not under the current responsibility of the UNDP and therefore the CO cannot perform the handing over. Furthermore, the project is already at closure stage and it is understood that there is already a Memorandum of Understanding which had been prepared by the Ministry of Environment in view of handing over the Refuge Centre to the Ministry of Local Government.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
21. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 21 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Implement measures for optimization of the Quatre Soeurs Refuge Centre, including cyclone proofing of windows by installing shutters, converting the roof space into useable shelter space (doubling shelter capacity/area), changing the location of the solar water heater to under the concrete side wall so that it is less exposed to damage in cyclone conditions.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management does not agree with this recommendation. This is because the designs have already been done in accordance with construction standards in Mauritius and the construction has been approved to be of the required quality by a certified and qualified Civil Engineer. The value judgments of the Evaluator who is not a qualified engineer are not considered to be appropriate.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No actions to be undertaken
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
N/A 2020/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The Project has been completed]
History
22. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 22 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Improve the gender-responsiveness of the Quatre Soeurs Refuge Centre by ensuring that there are functional spaces according to user groups (room for breastfeeding, rooms for women and children to change and/or sleep separately). Refuge centre staff should be given gender-based violence (GBV) in disasters sensitivity training. A female staff member should be trained and assigned to deal with any complaints or grievances in regards to GBV.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially agrees with the recommendation. First, Management does not agree with the recommendation in terms of functional spaces as these are already provided for. As regards training to refuge centre staff on GBV, the recommendation will be transmitted to the Ministry.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
23. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 23 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Gather and analyse data over a 5-year time horizon on the impacts of implemented coastal adaptation measures at the three project sites. Develop a simplified matrix for technical design criteria and cost benefit analysis with the lessons learned at each of the sites, which can be used to gauge the appropriateness of measures for coastal adaptation at sites for replication.The government of Mauritius should not attempt to replicate coastal adaptation measures (such as the artificial reef) at other sites without a data-based understanding of the impacts on ecological and biophysical parameters.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees partially with the recommendation. In the sense that the horizon is outside the scope of the current project, it cannot be implemented by the UNDP CO. The recommendation can however be included in the action to be undertaken under Recommendation 16.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
24. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 24 (Outcome level – Component 1):

Ensure that donor-funded projects have a budget for the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) past the life of such projects, and that the mandate and budget for long term monitoring according to the ESMP is given to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Division, the Beach Authority and the Ministry of Blue Economy as appropriate for the current project.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partly agrees with this recommendation and it is in line with UNDP corporate guidelines. However, as regards the issue of budget for long term activities, it is part of the responsibility of Government to ensure that long term monitoring is maintained as part of government routine activities for all projects that have been completed.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
25. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 25 (Outcome level – Component 2):

Develop a manual that formalizes the operation of the current wave height modelling system so that if there is loss of personnel, the operation of the system remains uninterrupted and viable.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management does not agree with the recommendation as the Evaluator assumes that the Meteorological Services Department does not have provisions to operate the system in the absence of certain staff members. Rather the Met Services should ensure the provision of training from the service provider Deltares to several staff so the continued operation of the system is supported by several staff.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No actions as Management does not agree with the recommendation for reasons stated above.
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
N/A 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
26. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 26 (Outcome level – Component 2):

Once the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is available in May 2020, complete the calibration of the model which correlates wave height with inland flooding and develop a protocol in collaboration with NDRMCC to notify local government counterparts and community members, once the flooding passes the determined threshold for evacuations.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management does not agree with the recommendation as it is outside the purview of the project which is at closure stage.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No actions as Management does not agree with the recommendation for reasons stated above.
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N/A 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
27. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 27 (Outcome level – Component 2):

Develop shared protocols for dissemination of EWS system information at the community level, using the most appropriate means of communication as identified through local stakeholder consultation (radio, television, community communication protocols). Ensure that information dissemination is inclusive and reaches the most vulnerable (i.e. women, youth, the elderly and the disabled).

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management does not agree with the recommendation as it is outside the purview of the project which is at closure stage. Furthermore, such protocols are already well established in Mauritius.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No actions as Management does not agree with the recommendation for reasons stated above.
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
N/A 2020/12 Completed The Project has been completed History
28. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 28 (Outcome level – Component 2):

Link the national EWS to the Word Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Global Multi-Hazard Alert System (GMAS).

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partly agrees with the recommendation as it is outside the purview of the current project which is at closure stage. However it the recommendation will be communicated to the Met Services for consideration..

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Meteorological Services
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29. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 29 (Outcome level – Component 3):

Immediate distribution of the handbook on coastal adaptation that was developed for coastal communities to primary beneficiaries. Prior to dissemination it would be useful to establish a baseline of current level of understanding of coastal adaptation and then to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviour after distribution and use of the materials. This will allow institutional stakeholders, and UNDP, to understand the actual impact of the knowledge product.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees with the recommendation,  and will transmit it to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development..

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
30. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 30 (Outcome level – Component 3):

Create a network of experts that have been trained in coastal engineering design and cost-benefit analysis for coastal adaptation measures, so that trained experts under the project can be easily sourced and used in future procurements. Ensure that institutional, private sector and multilateral actors have access to the network of trained national experts and are incentivized this expertise.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partly agrees with the recommendation as it is outside the purview of the current project which is at closure stage. A database of experts who have been trained is available, but can be formally compiled and made available in future initiatives, The issue of incentives is a question of budget which is again outside the purview of the current project.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
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UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
31. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 31 (Outcome level – Component 4):

Ensure that the completion of the multi-criteria coastal vulnerability map, with the incorporation of socio-economic/community vulnerability.Ensure that the finalized map is incorporated into a GIS layer for national planning purposes and available to all relevant stakeholders.Use the coastal vulnerability map as the basis of site selection and prioritization for future projects related to coastal adaptation and disaster risk management.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partly agrees with the recommendation as it is outside the purview of the current project which is at closure stage.  However it  will be transmitted to the Ministry for consideration, if not already implemented.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
32. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 32 (Outcome level – Component 4):

Prioritize passing a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Coastal Risk Management (CRM) law, as outlined in the National Coastal Zone Adaptation Strategy (NCZAS), in order to ensure that climate change adaptation concerns are actually considered when planning for coastal development and granting approvals for new infrastructure (such as hotels).

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management agrees with the recommendation, noting however that that the passing of policies is a process outside the control of the project..  However, it will be transmitted to the Ministry for consideration.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
33. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 33 (Outcome level – Component 4):

Formalize the implementation of the planning and advisory guidelines as outlined in the National Coastal Zone Adaptation Strategy (NCZAS) by incorporating into existing Environmental and Social Impact Assessment guidelines as well as broader Land Use Planning guidelines.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management does not agree with this recommendation as it is outside the control of the project.  However, it will be transmitted to the Ministry for consideration.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
34. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 34 (Outcome level – Component 4):

Introduce a new economic instrument for targeted corporate social responsibility / environmental and social investment funding that requires private sectors actors with developments (current and planned) to contribute 3% of revenues towards coastal adaptation measures.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management does not agree with this recommendation as it is outside the purview of the current project.  However, it will be transmitted to the Ministry for consideration.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
35. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 35 (Outcome level – Component 5):

Hand over the interpretive signs and small-scale models to the implementing partner Reef Conservation to optimize use of the materials developed, by the local NGO with the most experience with the use of the materials for community sensitization. Reef Conservation and/ or the institutional actors using these community sensitization materials in the future should also establish a baseline and undertake periodic assessments in regards to changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviour at the community level.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partially  agrees with this recommendation as it is outside the purview of the current project.  However, it will be transmitted to the Ministry for consideration.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Transmit recommendation to the Ministry of Environment and to the Beach authority
[Added: 2021/03/30] [Last Updated: 2021/04/01]
UNDP CO and MoESD 2020/06 Completed The Project has been completed History
36. Recommendation:
 

Recommendation 36 (Outcome level – Component 5):

Ensure that the prioritized ranking of vulnerable coastal sites, which takes into account community vulnerability, is used for the eventual replication of coastal adaptation measures that show a positive impact. Disseminate the final priority ranking of vulnerable coastal sites to future climate finance project development teams for use in site selection.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/30]

Management response:

Management partly agrees with the recommendation in so far as it is about principles of project design. The Ministry already uses a system of ranking and is investing heavily in coastal protection based on their assessment of community vulnerability.  However, as regards dissemination, this is outside the purview of the project.  

 

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