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Strenghtening Multi-Sectoral Management of Critical Landscape (SMSMCL) - TE
Commissioning Unit: Samoa
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Samoa
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Establish a formal SLM institutional coordination mechanism that includes relevant government ministries, NGOs and private sector working collaboratively to manage multiuse landscapes through combined efforts and shared technical resources.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/07]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 MNRE to revise the ToR of the SMSMCL PB for consideration of the National Environment Sector Steering Committee (NESSC), proposing a continuation of the SMSMCL PB, as a coordination mechanism for SLM as formalized in the NESP 2017-2021.
[Added: 2020/10/07]
Environment Sector Coordination Division (NESP 2017-2021) 2021/12 Initiated Management noted that the establishment of a SLM coordination mechanism was proposed as indicator #12 in the SRF, with specific reference to alignment with the National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS). The Government has promoted a sector-wide approach to its planning processes, with aim of better multi-stakeholder coordination, within and across sectors, in accordance with the 2015 Samoa Sector Planning Manual and in line with the Samoa Development Strategy (SDS). The National Environment & Development Sector Plan (NESP) 2013-2016 & 2017-2021, articulates 4-year Plans for implementation of the longer-term NEMS as the Strategy, in the context of the SDS. SLM features strongly in the NESP and the participation of NGOs and Private Sector is well articulated in its institutional framework. The National Environment Sector Steering Committee (NESSC) provides overall leadership and oversight of the NESP and its progress of implementation. In the overall coordination framework for NESP 2017-2021, under Long Term Outcome 1 on Environment & Natura Resources Management, the SMSMCL Project Board (MNRE) is formalised to lead coordination of SLM issues. Action 1.1 is a recommendation by the project team in the Project Final/Terminal Report.
2. Recommendation:

MNRE Forestry Division provide support and monitor the SLM activities implemented by the project, particularly monitoring of project tree planting sites to ensure maintenance practices for tree establishment are followed and to ensure restoration areas are protected from other unsustainable land use practices

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/07]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.2 MNRE Forestry Division and other agencies and stakeholders to receive further training on SOLA/OT.
[Added: 2020/10/07] [Last Updated: 2021/01/14]
MNRE Forestry Division 2021/06 Overdue-Initiated For riparian areas, the Forestry Division has in the past, and will continue to, work closely with the Water Resources Division. As proposed in the Exit Strategy, the Forestry Division will build on the training they received during implementation on the use of SOLA/OT as a mapping tool for monitoring purposes, including for tracking progress of the 2 million tree campaign. History
2.1 Install SOLA/OT and SMSMCL database on the MNRE network for use by Forestry Division as the mapping tool for monitoring purposes, building on the training they received during implementation.
[Added: 2020/10/07] [Last Updated: 2021/01/14]
Spatial Information Agency 2020/07 Completed Management would like to note that ‘SLM activities’ are broader than forestry-related activities and accordingly, interprets the recommendation as ‘forestry-related SLM activities. History
3. Recommendation:

Some Exit Strategy activities have already been implemented, including the installation of the SOLA/OT Community Server on the MNRE network which will be continued by MNRE.

 Most of the activities by NGOs are ongoing, building on the seed funding provided by SMSMCL, including biodigesters installation by SFA, Saving the Manumea by SCS, Bees Conscious activities by SWAG, Pasifika Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) for organic certification by METI, strengthening agroforestry by SFFI.

 The SMSMCL database in the Exit Strategy proposed next steps in continuing the activities at the village level, by village communities in partnership with Government agencies (MNRE, MWCSD and MAFF) (see Annex 2 of the project Final Report).

 

KBA management plans developed under the project will be used by the government and implemented through future programme

 

UNDP will work with the government of Samoa to ensure project outputs/outcomes and exit strategy activities are sustained through future programming

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/07] [Last Updated: 2021/01/14]

Recommendation is noted for future programming 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For future programming
[Added: 2020/10/07] [Last Updated: 2021/02/21]
MNRE, MAFF, MWCSD and UNDP 2021/09 Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

In Samoa many NGOs lack the experience necessary to effectively and efficiently address administrative, financial management and reporting requirements associated with their contractual agreements (MOU).  Given the global trend of NGOs becoming some of the most important facilitators (agents) of change at the community level, government should target capacity development to increase the ability of NGOs to participate in current and future project activities

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/07]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For future project programming UNDP will work with IP to ensure the inclusion of capacity development for NGOs to effectively and efficiently address administrative, financial management and reporting requirements
[Added: 2020/10/07] [Last Updated: 2021/02/21]
UNDP and MNRE 2021/12 Initiated History

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