Tajikistan: Community Participatory Flood Management

Sovereign Project | 40046-022 Status: Closed

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Project Name Community Participatory Flood Management
Project Number 40046-022
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9126-TAJ: Community Participatory Flood Management
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The expected outcome has been fully achieved. According to latest monitoring data, 95% of villagers have increased knowledge about natural disasters and can respond when natural hazards impact target villages.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All activities had been completed and outputs had been successfully delivered by the project closure in August 2012.

Output 1. The nongovernmental organization system for community participatory disaster and flood awareness and mitigation, early warning and response, and recovery with partnered government certification system has been established. A total of 1162 VDPC members were established and fully trained, of which 302 were women. In total, 420 community-led projects were completed, and all 390 target communities were engaged in the risk-mitigation process.

Output 2. Residents in all 130 risk prone villages understand and have participated in the formation of and continue to participate in the evolution of community participatory flood and disaster management systems in each risk prone village. CoES and local government joint village disaster management plan certification systems were fully prepared and ready by October 2009. Every VDPC signed an agreement regarding disaster reduction plans with their respective village councils, jamoats and district governments, and CoES. All 130 villages have established VDPCs, and every village completed VDPPs.

Output 3. Sustainable silvicultural flood protection area has been established in Hamadoni. 390 community members were trained in habitat restoration, and a total of 119,040 trees were planted over four reforestation periods: November-December 2010; February-March 2011; November-December 2011; February-March 2012.

The project results are being currently reviewed by ADB.

Geographical Location Farkhor, Hamadoni, Pyandzh, and Shuroabad districts of Khatlon province.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Khatlon Province Flood Risk Management Project (TA 4811-TAJ) was categorized as Category B and an IEE prepared. One of its components originally assessed as part of the IEE studies has been removed from the scope of the loan project for separate funding under the JFPR grant. The JFPR grant has two components. Under Component A, NGOs will facilitate poor communities in flood prone areas to become proactive in reducing risks from floods and other disasters, and be ready to react to floods and other disasters when they occur. Component B enables villages close to the Hamadoni embankments to re-establish the natural Tugai vegetation and to utilize its ability to stabilize and consolidate the underlying sands and gravels and greatly reduce flood damage. Component A will have no environmental impacts as it involves community based training. Component B activities have been assessed as part of the IEE prepared for TA 4811-TAJ and found to have no significant environmental impacts, and will also provide significant environmental benefits to the project area. Overall, the JFPR project has been classified as Category B project.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project has no involuntary resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples The Project is not expected to have impacts on Indigenous Peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Field interviews were conducted with district and jamoat leaders and with representatives of 15 communities during late May 2007 which confirmed that there is significant interest in establishing coherent, district strategies for village-based participatory flood management, and in supporting silvicultural flood protection work in village areas. Participatory stakeholder consultations were conducted with representatives of local government, district emergency and civil defense authorities, heads of committees for affairs of women and children and social issues under districts, international partners (United Nations Development Programme, Oxford Famine Relief, Japan International Development Agency, Mission East, the European Commission, Focus), local nongovernment organizations and community-based organizations, and the general population. The consultations addressed the main social and economic problems of the area and the possible mechanisms of community direct engagement in structural and other flood management activities.
During Project Implementation Under the JFPR grant, communities will be provided with information and then encouraged to take charge of the process and express their own views, opinions, and commitments for each step in the process. Under participatory disaster preparedness, Participatory rural appraisal work will focus villagers' attention on the risks. Villagers will make their own risk preparedness and evacuation plans and risk mitigation plans and they will decide how they wish to monitor for flood risk. Local knowledge and experience will be extensively used in this process. Training will take place in village areas using interactive tools to ensure understanding. A key aspect of the activities will be consultations between villagers, NGOs, the Committee for Emergency Situations, and local governments to reinforce understanding, agreement, and participation of all relevant stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project will require 321 person-months of consulting services (12 person-months of international consultants and 309 person-months of national consultants). Consultants will be recruited by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). ADB will recruit the JFPR coordinator as an individual national consultant. All other consultants will be recruited under a single quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) to a consortium of national and international NGOs with current field operations in the country.
Procurement All procurements under the JFPR grant will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asel Chyngysheva
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Tajikistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Focus Humanitarian Assistance
Mr. Hadi Husani, Chief of Mission
Tajikmatlubot 4th Floor, 137, Rudaki Ave 734000 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Ms. Rano Mansurova
dushanbe@acted.ord
15, Rajabov Street, Dushanbe-Tajikistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 07 Jul 2007
Fact Finding 21 May 2007 to 06 Jun 2007
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 03 Oct 2013

Grant 9126-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Sep 2008 22 Jan 2009 22 Jan 2009 31 Aug 2012 - 25 Jun 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.98 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 08 Sep 2008 0.00 2.75 92%
Counterpart 0.98 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 08 Sep 2008 0.00 2.75 92%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Community Participatory Flood Management Implementation Completion Memorandum Jan 2014
Community Participatory Flood Management Grant Implementation Manuals Jul 2009
Community Participatory Flood Management (Financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction) Grant Assistance Reports Aug 2008

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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