Fiji: Enhancing resilience of rural communities to flood and drought-related climate change and disaster risks in the Ba Catchment Area of Fiji (UNDP) (FJI/MIE/DRR/2010/3, US$5,728,800)
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Projects and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Endorse the project concept, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Request the secretariat to transmit to UNDP the following observations:
(i) The project remains very general and would need to demonstrate significant development at the fully-developed project document stage;
(ii) The activities in Component 2, in which the community-based concrete activities of the project are included, should provide details on how community participation has informed the prioritization of activities. These activities should be distinguished from business-as-usual agricultural practices in the target area;
(iii) The response on the Early Warning System is general, and it should be clarified how the system will function: in the context of the project and its long-term viability, with regard to the amounts budgeted for it, the sequencing of the other components and its adequacy and maintenance with respect to the establishment of evaluation and monitoring required for the system, and in light of the other ongoing projects in the area and the need for a vulnerability map;
(iv) The design of “soft” components of the project should be supplemented with specific plans for their implementation and mainstreaming; and
(v) The inputs from existing and past projects should be clearly identified, cited, and reflected in the project activities.
(c) Request the UNDP to transmit the observations under item (b) to the Government of Fiji; and
(d) Encourage the Government of Fiji to submit through the UNDP a fully-developed project proposal that would address the observations under item (b).