Samoa: Enhancing resilience of coastal communities of Samoa to climate change (UNDP) (SAM/MIE/Multi/2011/1, US $8,732,351)
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 proponent should describe in more detail the expected economic, social and environmental benefits, including benefits to biodiversity, that it would provide, with more quantitative information, to be linked with the concrete outputs of the project; and
(ii) As beach replenishment and riparian and coastal planting have already been identified as shoreline protection measures to be introduced through the project in a number of districts and villages, the proponent should provide specific targets related to these outputs. This is especially relevant because the technique of beach replenishment will be applied for the first time in Samoa.
(c) Further request UNDP to transmit the observations referred to in paragraph (b) above to the Government of Samoa, on the understanding that a revised project document might be submitted at a later date.