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Decision B.14/17

Papua New Guinea: Enhancing adaptive capacity of communities to climate change-related floods in the North Coast and Island of Papua New Guinea (UNDP) (PNG/MIE/DRR/2010/5, US$5,227,530)
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 fully-developed proposal should expand on the information provided in the project concept, particularly on the Part III of the proposal;
(ii) The list of specific activities aimed at ensuring sustainability of mangrove management, and provided by the applicant, would need to be incorporated in the rogramme design, including:
a. Integrating the reforestation as well as long-term conservation of mangroves into local development plans and land use plans;
b. Prioritizing of mangrove reforestation and conservation activities in areas where local ownership of conservation of mangroves is evident;
c. Developing a comprehensive analysis of the root causes of mangrove degradation, as well as realistic viable solutions and a sustainability plan; and
d. Developing of a toolkit for community- based mangrove planting and conservation.
(iii) The financial sustainability of the maintenance of the early warning systems should be detailed;
(iv) A detailed plan on coordination efforts with other relevant projects and initiatives should be included to ensure maximizing synergies and avoiding duplication;
(v) Compliance with national technical standards should be detailed at the full proposal stage, including compliance with regulations on environmental assessments;
(vi) Coverage of community stakeholders and especially, vulnerable groups, in the consultations during fully-developed proposal development should be ensured, and those stakeholders’ views and concerns recorded, and reflected in the programme design as presented in the full proposal. It should also be ensured that communities’ participation opportunities will be included in the implementation arrangements throughout the programme’s lifetime; and
(vii)With detailing the programme design, the full cost of adaptation should be explained in detail;
(c) Request UNDP to transmit the observations under item (b) to the Government of Papua New Guinea; and
(d) Encourage the Government of Papua New Guinea to submit through UNDP a fullydeveloped project proposal that would address the observations under item (b).



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