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 GEF Pacific National R2R STAR Project

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Project Overview

This project will support Palau’s two linked national efforts to protect biodiversity and sustainably use natural resources: the Protected Areas Network (PAN) and the Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Initiative. In addition, this project will support coordination between the two efforts and other cross-sector issues that transcend boundaries and sectors. The PAN focuses on locally managed marine and terrestrial protected areas. The SLM addresses land uses and both direct and indirect impacts outside of protected areas. When coordinated, the PAN and SLM will provide Palau with a powerful framework to manage resources sustainably from the local to the national levels. This project provides critical enabling support for national coordination of and builds capacity to manage cross-sector issues within and beyond these individual initiatives.

 

Results Framework

Strategic Objectives:

GEF strategic long‐term objective: Biodiversity

Strategic programme for GEF 5: BD‐1, BD‐2, LD‐3, SFM/REDD‐1, IW‐1

Priority: Ecosystem Management

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Palau R2R STAR Project Document 

 

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 GEF Pacific National R2R IW Project

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Project Overview

Operational partnerships with the GEF Small Grants Programme and USAID will be established to strengthen the capacity for replication of the Ngerikil Management planning model nationally and implementation of management activities locally. Additionally, functional partnership between the Palau EQPB and the Coral Reef Centre will be established, to generate effective data for evaluating the impacts of environmental interventions.

National activities for component two will include the development and implementation of a PM&E plan for the Ngerikiil Management Plan featuring measures for monitoring inter alia sediment load and water quality, status of invasive species, impacts on near coastal and riparian biodiversity and ecosystem health, and site-level social impacts. To support this the proportion of the target population monitoring terrestrial impacts will be increased to 50% through established agency and community awareness and outreach program; including activities to monitor terrestrial habitats, riparian health, land use, and biodiversity indicators. Additionally a Ngerikiil Management PM&E Plan will be agreed to and endorsed by heads of relevant national government departments responsible for environment, and incorporated into National STAR Project.

National activities in component three will see the establishment of a National Environmental Investment Board that has interstate community and government department representation. This will be a functional Board to assess the feasibility of tourism sector investment in IWCLM across Palau including the potential of the Protected Area Network for controlled recreational use. To support this, national guidelines on establishing public-private partnerships will be developed for integrating protection of natural resources and tourism ventures and will be endorsed by the National Environmental Investment Board. Furthermore, public-private partnerships opportunities will be identified and established for increasing tourism sector investment in IWCLM in Palau.

Results Framework

Palau Results Framework

 

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