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Supplemental Terminal Evaluation Report, 2018: Reducing Disaster Risks from Wildfire Hazards Associated with Climate Change
Commissioning Unit: South Africa
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: South Africa
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Assist in facilitation of the grant application(s) to the local municipality

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/19]

Fully agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will send a request to the PMU if assistance is required, and identify the facilitation role that UNDP could play.
[Added: 2018/09/20] [Last Updated: 2019/07/28]
CO, PMU 2018/06 Completed Done. Grant applications to local municipality was submitted, and a new project in the IP has materialized. History
2. Recommendation:

Prepare and advocate the implementation of a sustainability action plan for the long-term operation and maintenance of the automatic weather stations

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/19]

Fully Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to engage on this via the UNDP-GEF wind energy project that also uses weather stations.
[Added: 2018/09/20] [Last Updated: 2019/07/28]
UNDP CO 2018/08 Completed Has been done. However, on long term sustainability other measures with national government structures, CSIR) have been put in place. History
3. Recommendation:

Follow up on the three insurance initiatives that have been promoted, including: (1) establishment a national resilience fund, (2) reducing community vulnerabilities through providing local early warning and insurance coverage and (3) reducing community vulnerabilities through providing group insurance coverage against risks associated with wildfires and other disasters.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/20]

Fully Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will engage with Project Responsible Party (Landworks) for feedback on insurance scheme development.
[Added: 2018/09/20] [Last Updated: 2019/07/28]
UNDP and PMU 2019/07 Completed Done. A major national insurer (SANTAM) has put in place a comprehensive micro-insurance scheme for vulnerable communities. Details here: https://www.santam.co.za/products/personal/fire-protection/Discussions remain ongoing with re-insurers (Munich Re) and Hollard to provide provide fire micro-insurance products to rural poor. More importantly, the IP has demonstrated South-South Cooperation by changing company structure from Ukavuka (IP) to Landworks and establishing a second office in Chile, and with this peer learning, providing more enhanced awareness to vulnerable communities (http://landworksnpc.com/media/) Further, LANDWORKS was appointed by the South African Insurance Association to conduct a “pilot” awareness project in five communities to alert and sensitise people to the risk that wildfire poses to their lives, their communities and their properties, and to empower them to help reduce that risk, and scaling up beyond the original project sites (Swellendam, Knysna, Kranskop, (Western Cape), Richmond (KZN) and Matatiele (Eastern Cape) ) History

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