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SOI Integrating global environment commitments in investment and development decision-making in Solomon Islands
Commissioning Unit: Fiji
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 10/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Fiji
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Produce more hard copies of the guidelines, EIA checklists, the framework, and other project’s deliverables and make them available for national stakeholders.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Printing of the EIA checklists and project deliverables to distribute within key ministries and communities
[Added: 2018/10/30] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNDP/MOFR 2018/11 Completed Printing has been completed and distribution has been done within key ministries and communities History
1.2 Collaborate with MoFR RIU to up load all documents on the website
[Added: 2018/10/30] [Last Updated: 2019/04/30]
UNDP/MOFR 2019/12 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

The valuable public awareness products, mainly the secondary schools textbook and teachers’ guide, produced by the project on the Rio Conventions should be distributed to all stakeholders mainly to the Ministry of Education and a large number of high schools.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Distribution of secondary school text book and teachers guide to Solomon Islands National University and Secondary schools in Solomon Islands
[Added: 2018/10/30] [Last Updated: 2019/07/08]
UNDP and Ministry of Education 2019/06 Completed Distribution of these books to the Curriculum Department of the Ministry of Education has been completed. History
2.2. Collaborate with FAO IFM project and TNC through MOFR to build on the project’s awareness and pilot program
[Added: 2018/10/30] [Last Updated: 2019/07/08]
UNDP and MOFR 2019/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Ministry of Forestry and Research has organized an awareness joint team with MECDM,MAL, NRDF, TNC on Barorafa Isand in Isabel Province on September 2018. Through this awareness activity we realize that Barorafa is not a suitable site for REDD+ since they have ongoing land disputes. For this reason, this will not allow the Ministry to carry out further activities on REDD+ on that site.]
History
3. Recommendation:

While this TE was not able to analyze the training-manuals developed and implemented by the projects, it is recommended that the remaining project training and piloting activities be completed as soon as possible, including texting the training manuals that incorporating standardized local friendly methods for community-based ecosystem assessments for REDD+ projects, the proposed amendments to the Environment Act and Environment Regulations, and piloting the testing of an innovative forest management approach framed by REDD+ that aimed to demonstrating measurable indicators of delivering global environment benefits. (UNDP, and MECDM).

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]

Agreed in Principle

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Complete the pilot activity with support from FAO IFM project
[Added: 2018/10/30] [Last Updated: 2019/07/08]
UNDP, MECDM,MOFR 2019/06 Completed Ministry of Forestry and Research through the REDD+ Implementation Unit has a development budget this year to identify REDD+ Pilot site since some of the areas identified previous year was not suitable for REDD+ activities. The Ministry responsible unit has developed a ToR for the consultant to carry out the feasibility study on 3 sites and through his/her findings select a site for REDD+. Also one of the 3 sites will be on IFMP project sites thus they will have ongoing discussions with IFMP team regarding REDD+ pilot site. Currently it is pending PS approval of the EoI then this can be published on newspaper for the recruitment of the consultant. History
4. Recommendation:

Mainstreaming Rio Convention in decision-making process capacity presently has limitations to meet the actual needs at the Country level.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Under the REDD+ task force and the donor forestry task force will continue to build on the work on the project through the assessment report to mainstream into new and current programmes by development partners and donors
[Added: 2018/10/30] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
MECDM, MOFR, FAO,GIZ,UNDP, 2019/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: As mentioned in the comments below there is no time-frame for this recommendation as it is ongoing. Thus, it is no longer applicable. ]
There would be no end time-frame for this recommendation as it is ongoing and that is something key partners want to see happening as an outcome of the project. History

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