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Cook Islands Nagoya Protocol (ABS_FE)
Commissioning Unit: Samoa
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Samoa
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Recommendation 1. NES to develop a project terminal report that includes the project exit strategy to ensure the Project’s results sustainability (UNDP/NES)

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/19]

Agreed with recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Complete and share Project Terminal Report with UNDP
[Added: 2020/02/19] [Last Updated: 2020/07/19]
NES 2020/03 Completed TE Report shared with UNDP and IP History
2. Recommendation:

Recommendation 2. NES to follow up vigorously on the remaining project’s activities and transfer the needed funds to CIMTECH to ensure that component 3 of the project finalized its work before project closure 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/19]

Agreed with recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Ensure funds have been transferred upon request by NES
[Added: 2020/02/19]
UNDP 2019/12 Completed Funds have been transferred via direct payment to CIM TECH
3. Recommendation:

Recommendation 3. NES to institutionalize linkages with other ongoing activities and initiatives to ensure the delivery of the remaining results like Ridge-to-Reef and the National Environmental Policy and Act review initiative (NES).

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/19]

Agree with recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
ABS integrated into Environment Policy and new Environment Act
[Added: 2020/02/19] [Last Updated: 2020/09/16]
NES 2020/12 Completed Incorporated into Review of the Environment Act History
4. Recommendation:

Recommendation 4. NES to develop a dissemination plan, through its media and education team, for the project “public awareness and outreach tools” to ensure future initiatives would build on the Project activities and results and will incorporate the project’s products in its work

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/19]

Agree with recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 NES through the review of Environment Policy and development of new Environment Act will incorporate project products in stakeholder consultations and media outreach as ABS will be part of the New Environment Act
[Added: 2020/02/19] [Last Updated: 2020/09/16]
NES 2020/12 Completed REview now underway and ABS has been incorporated History
5. Recommendation:

Recommendation 5. The work on ABS has just begun through this Project. The GoCIs should develop clear mechanisms concerning the follow up on CIMTECH activities pertaining to the project’s activities

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/19]

Agreed with recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Continue to maintain relationship with CIMTECH on Cook Islands ABS activities including feedback, experience sharing in future ABS agreement and outreach
[Added: 2020/02/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/24]
NES 2020/06 Completed The ABS Component has been incorporated into the Environment Act and is being reviewed by NES History
5.2 UNDP to look for opportunities to mobilize funds for follow up activities
[Added: 2020/02/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/24]
UNDP 2020/06 Completed The ABS has been incorporated into the review of the national environment act. The GEF 7 is also looking at improving the ecosystem and biodiversity services. History
6. Recommendation:

 Recommendation 6. As other countries are working on and/or planning to work on ABS. NES and UNDP to capture lessons learned from this Project and share at the national/ regional/ and global level. The successful involvement of the private sector and the expected benefits the local healers through the Koutu Nui receive, should be documented and shared 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/19]

Agree with recommendation 6. Also captured under recommendations 4 and 5

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Lessons learnt shared and best practices shared at the national/regional and global level
[Added: 2020/02/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/21]
NES/CIMTECH 2020/06 Completed The NES Team presented the ABS Project at the UNDP Project Management Workshop that included Samoa and Niue. Attached is the presented presented by Ms Haley Weeks during the PM Workshop in November 2019. History
6.2 Lessons learnt and best practices presented at UNDP Project management workshop and future opportunities
[Added: 2020/02/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/21]
UNDP 2020/06 Completed NES Team presented at the UNDP Project Management Workshop with UNDP Management present. It also included lessons learnt and best practices. History

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