Papua New Guinea: Enhancing adaptive capacity of communities to climate change-related floods in the North Coast and Islands Region of Papua New Guinea (Fully-developed programme document; UNDP; PNG/MIE/DRR/2010/1; US $6,530,373)
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Project and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Not approve the programme document, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Suggest that UNDP reformulates the proposal taking into account the following:
(i) The cost of the establishment of mangroves, which had been raised as a concern in the review, is very high. The explanation given to justify such a rate was not adequate, as it draws on a single example of another budget, the cost per hectare for which was significantly higher than other rates given in literature, and did not provide any additional reasoning for those high costs; and
(ii) The proposal has not explained how it could ensure sustainable management of the mangrove to be established, in a situation where forest law alone has not been successful in halting deforestation. Elaboration of control mechanisms based on the activity of the communities themselves was also not provided.
(c) Request UNDP to transmit the observations referred to in paragraph (b) above to the Government of Papua New Guinea.