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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] [Last Updated: 2022/01/17]
Environment Sector Coordination Division (NESP 2017-2021) 2021/12 Completed This was proposed to the MNRE for incorporation into the NESSC History
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
2.1 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
2.2 MNRE Forestry Division and other agencies and stakeholders to receive further training on SOLA/OT.
[Added: 2020/10/07] [Last Updated: 2021/10/27]
MNRE Forestry Division 2021/12 Completed The Forestry Divsion continues to work closely with the Water Resources Division. Further training will be dependent on government budget for continued training 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: 2021/10/27]
MNRE, MAFF, MWCSD and UNDP 2021/09 Completed taken into consideration in the GEF7 project development and also the work of GEF7 SGP and VCP 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: 2022/01/17]
UNDP and MNRE 2021/12 Completed This is now taken into account in the future programming for UNDP History

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