Papua New Guinea: Enhancing adaptive capacity of communities to climate change-related floods in North Coast and Islands Region of Papua New Guinea (UNDP) (PNG/MIE/DRR/2010/5, 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 project document, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Request that UNDP reformulates the proposal taking into account the following issues:
(i) The targets of the mangrove related activities should be quantified and provide the expected results in terms of areas planned to be reforested, or capacity of nurseries to be established;
(ii) The proposal should clarify how the programme would address the existing drivers of mangrove deforestation, and how it would provide to the communities incentives for mangrove conservation;
(iii) The proposal should streamline activities, to ensure they are organized logically in the components and avoid overlap; for example, the activities in the revised output 1.5 seem to be overlapping with those in 3.2, and : component 1 is mostly targeting the community level, and it is not clear how the proposed provincelevel activities would be efficiently implemented as part of this component;
(iv) There is no reference as to how land-use planning will be undertaken. The measures and mechanisms for ensuring land-use planning should be clarified, as they are crucial for a mangrove reforestation project;
(v) The replacement of the small grants fund with replication within the project would need to be elaborated. It is not clear when lessons learned from activities 1.4.1 and 2.3.1 would be available for replication. In the Gantt chart, the "replication" is mostly timed for the first year, which does not support extracting lessons learned;
(vi) It should be clarified how the project would arrange coordination with the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development and Technical Assistance (TA) programme, for which a specific coordination mechanism was mentioned earlier in the proposal and then later deleted; and
(vii) The results framework indicators should include gender considerations.
(c) Further request UNDP to transmit the observations referred to in paragraph (b) above to the Government of Papua New Guinea, on the understanding that a revised project document might be submitted at a later date.