Egypt: Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region (Project Concept; WFP; EGY/MIE/Food/2011/1; US $7,287,658)
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Project and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Endorse the project concept, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Request the secretariat to transmit to WFP the following observations:
(i) The revised proposal indicates that the project budget had been lowered, which has not resulted in any adjustment of project or component cost, and the full proposal must reflect the cost efficiencies referenced in that revision; and
(ii) Although the issues related to project risks, including political and securityrelated issues, had not been considered during the technical review of the project concept, those issues should be given further attention during the development of the fully-developed project document.
(c) Request WFP to transmit the observations under item (b) to the Government of Egypt; and
(d) Encourage the Government of Egypt to submit through WFP a fully-developed project proposal that would address the observations under item (b).