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Decision B.18/21

Mauritania: Reducing Mauritanian Fishermen‟s Risk at Sea – Enhancing the Resilience of Mauritanian Coastal Communities to Adapt to Climate Change (Fully developed project document) (WMO) (MTN/MIE/Coastal/2011/1; US$2,159,980)
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Projects and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Not approve the project document, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Suggest that WMO reformulates the proposal taking into account the following:
i. The proposal should elaborate on the extent to which the project is linked to measurable climate change impacts, either observed or projected. These impacts should be linked to the vulnerability of the target communities and selection criteria of beneficiaries;
ii. The proposal should clearly justify the project relative to alternatives at the community level according to the climate change impact targeted;
iii. The proposal should expand on the immediate community needs identified during consultations in the context of the climate change impacts 
iv. The proposal should elaborate and enhance the measures to ensure longterm project sustainability, including evidence of commitments made; 
v. The inclusion of a project kick-off within the project should be revised due to the direct overlap with the inception workshop budgeted under monitoring and evaluation;
vi. The proposal should provide an analysis of the fisheries sector, including national strategies or policies, relevant to the proposed project; and
vii. An analysis should be provided of the comprehensive inter-sectoral economic impact of the project. 
(c) Request WMO to transmit the observations referred to in paragraph (b) above to the Government of Mauritania.



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