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 GEF Pacific National R2R STAR Project

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Project Overview

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Results Framework

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Project Overview

The predicted effects of climate change on Samoa include: i) increased frequency and severity of extreme rainfall events; ii) increased frequency and duration of droughts; iii) rising sea levels; and iv) increased frequency of extreme wind events such as gusts and cyclones. The problem that the proposed LDCF project seeks to address is that Climate change is expected to result in losses to lives, livelihoods and assets for local communities in Samoa. The solutions is to adopt an economy-wide approach to climate change adaptation in Samoa, allowing for increased integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management into national development planning and programming across all sectors. Additionally, the climate resilience of local communities – including their physical assets and livelihoods – must be strengthened. 

 

Results Framework

UNDAF Outcome:

Outcome 1.1. By 2017 the most vulnerable communities across the PICTs are more resilient and select government agencies, civil society organizations and communities have enhanced capacity to apply integrated approaches to environmental management, climate change adaptation/mitigation, and disaster risk management.

UNDP Strategic Plan Outcome:

Outcome 5. Countries are able to reduce the likelihood of conflict, and lower the risk of natural disasters, including from climate change.

UNDAF Results Matrix:

Output 3.1.2. Strengthened national capacity to develop and upgrade the national environmental policy and the implementation of relevant gender and climate change policy responses.

Output 3.2.2. Strengthened capacity support for community disaster risk reduction and school-based DRM.

Output 3.2.4. Strengthened government and UN planning and coordination of humanitarian responses, including post disaster employment and livelihood options for women and men.

Output 3.2.7. Improve monitoring of climate change through centralised collection of data.

Implementing Agency: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Executing Agency/Implementing Entity: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE)

Responsible Parties: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Women, Communities and Social Development; Land Transport Authority

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Samoa R2R STAR Document

 

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 GEF Pacific National R2R IW Project

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Project Overview

National level activities in component one will identify priority coastal areas through GIS mapping of near coast land use, land and coastal sites of waste disposal, the status and location of critical marine habitats and fisheries and water quality data in Apia area. National activities will also involve the replication of the documented Apia watershed planning model in order to assess coastal vulnerabilities and identify mitigation measures at three priority coastal sites in Apia, preparing for the development of a Coastal Zone Management Plan for Apia. A review and synthesis of the Apia Watershed Management Plans to identify and document their collective impact on coastal zone objectives will be developed for inclusion in the Coastal Zone Management plans.

An operational partnership between Dept. of Agriculture and Dept. of Forestry will be established to develop and implement a joint re-vegetation program, with associated monitoring and evaluation plan in order to rehabilitate nationally protected areas. This re-vegetation program will be supported by the development of an operational PM&E plan for the Apia Watershed Management Plans, 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. This component will establish systems and mechanisms to capture, document and communicate best practice approaches for catchment management and stress reduction measures generated through the GEF Pacific IWRM Project. Specific outcomes from national level activities from this component include:

Efforts to strengthen the national capacity for M&E will include innovative training and assessment techniques to increase the proportion of target Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment staff with applied understanding of PM&E techniques and activity refinement methods to 80%. In addition to increasing capapcity for M&E nationally, a participatory monitoring and evaluation framework will be developed and implemented to determine efficacy of National Environment Sector Plan interventions.

Results Framework

Samoa Results Framework 

 

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