Cambodia: Tonle Sap Lowland Stabilization

Sovereign Project | 37287-012

Summary

The goal of the technical assistance is sustainable management and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity in the Tonle Sap Basin. Its purpose is to prepare a project to manage and conserve natural resources in and around the transition area of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, in keeping with biosphere reserve zonation principles, through decentralized and participatory rural development support activities. The ensuing project would support community mobilization for formulation of development plans and implementation of small-scale infrastructure to enhance rural incomes and thereby relieve pressures on the natural resource base of the Tonle Sap Basin. The ensuing project would also research alternative livelihood activities and develop capacity for community-based natural resource management. It would adopt a process approach that strengthens community ownership and capacity through participatory planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

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Project Name Tonle Sap Lowland Stabilization
Project Number 37287-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4756-CAM: Tonle Sap Lowland Stabilization
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The goal of the technical assistance is sustainable management and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity in the Tonle Sap Basin. Its purpose is to prepare a project to manage and conserve natural resources in and around the transition area of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, in keeping with biosphere reserve zonation principles, through decentralized and participatory rural development support activities. The ensuing project would support community mobilization for formulation of development plans and implementation of small-scale infrastructure to enhance rural incomes and thereby relieve pressures on the natural resource base of the Tonle Sap Basin. The ensuing project would also research alternative livelihood activities and develop capacity for community-based natural resource management. It would adopt a process approach that strengthens community ownership and capacity through participatory planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The thrusts of ADB's Tonle Sap Initiative aim at natural resource management, institutional development and capacity building, and poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable livelihoods. ADB's Country Strategy and Program, 2004-2006 for Cambodia reflects ADB's sectorwide approach to the Tonle Sap Basin, which ADB expects to pursue this approach over a 10-year horizon.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A team of international consultants associated with domestic consultants will implement the technical assistance (TA) over 9 months. The Project will require an estimated 32 person-months (pm) international and 37 pm domestic services with core expertise in rural development, community development, participatory rural appraisal, ethnic minority issues, gender, design of small-scale hydraulic and other structures, water resources management, agronomy and agro-ecosystem analysis, environmental assessment, financial analysis, and project economics. The consultants will be recruited through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants using the quality-and cost-based selection method and full technical proposals. The rural development specialist will lead the team.
Responsible ADB Officer Ian William Makin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology47 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2004 to 24 Mar 2004
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2010

TA 4756-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2005 30 Jan 2006 30 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2006 28 Feb 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 21 Dec 2005 957,216.47

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