Philippines: Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project

Sovereign Project | 41220-013

Summary

The project will address unsustainable watershed management in four priority river basins of the country. The project will be implemented as a sector loan to institutionalize effective watershed management regimes in four upper river basins (URBs) that can be replicated across the country. The four URBs are (i) Chico River Basin in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Northern Luzon island, (ii) Wahig-Inabanga on the island of Bohol, (iii) Lake Lanao Basin in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Upper Bukidnon River Basin in Bukidnon (the latter two on the island of Mindanao).

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Project Name Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project
Project Number 41220-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0324-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.41 million
Grant 0325-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.50 million
Loan 2957-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Loan 8266-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
IFAD Fund - Cofinanced Loans US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Forestry - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will address unsustainable watershed management in four priority river basins of the country. The project will be implemented as a sector loan to institutionalize effective watershed management regimes in four upper river basins (URBs) that can be replicated across the country. The four URBs are (i) Chico River Basin in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Northern Luzon island, (ii) Wahig-Inabanga on the island of Bohol, (iii) Lake Lanao Basin in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Upper Bukidnon River Basin in Bukidnon (the latter two on the island of Mindanao).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The watersheds of the Upper River Basins (URBs) comprise an estimated 45% of the country's total land area, and are home to one in four Filipinos, including indigenous communities. Natural resources in URBs are the primary source for domestic energy and the local production base. More importantly, these forest ecosystems play a critical role in economic development by regulating water quantity and quality for sustaining irrigation, hydropower generation and domestic water supplies, maintaining and restoring biodiversity, and mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration.
Impact Improved condition of watersheds generating livelihood benefits in the four URBs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased rural household incomes and LGU revenues in selected watersheds in the four URBs.
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

River basin and watershed management and investment plans established

Smallholder and institutional investments in conservation increased and URB productivity enhanced in the forestry, agriculture and rural sectors

River basin and watershed management capacity and related governance mechanisms strengthened

Project management and support services delivered

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

--- created a Provincial Watershed Management Council consisting of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and seven (7) members for the Wahig-Inabanga River Basin; formation of Watershed Management Council for Upper Chico River Basin is ongoing.

-- investments activities rescheduled to start in Q2 2015; instead, capacity building and trainings were done.

-- The NPCO led numerous training workshops and coordination meetings attended by representatives from the three URBs to facilitate capacity building and skills transfer. Capacity building on watershed characterization (Phase 1) for the staff of Upper Bukidnon River Basin (August), Upper Chico and Wahig-Inabanga River Basins (September) were conducted. Workshops on the Sub-Project Guidelines and Financial Management and Procurement were also conducted.

--- The project management structure, including DENR staff, is in place; Recruitment of project assisting professionals (indlvidual consultants) is ongoing and expected to be mobilized in Q2 2015; Recruitment for project implementation consultant (consulting firm) is expected to start in Q2 2015; M+E established, but not the GIS database. Procurement of office equipment completed in 2014.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project interventions in reforestation and assisted natural regeneration, forest protection, demonstrations in commercial tree plantations, and agroforestry will generate positive environmental impacts. These benefits outweigh the minimal and temporary adverse impacts, which are easily mitigated by the adoption of the environmental monitoring and management plan, and the observance of additional environmental safeguards, as outlined in the IEE
Involuntary Resettlement Land use zoning may result in restriction to accessible privately held, ancestral and/or communal properties, particularly for IPs impacting on their sources of food and livelihood. An RF to guide the preparation of resettlement plans for project affected people has been prepared and endorsed by GOP consistent with relevant national laws and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement of 2009
Indigenous Peoples Inasmuch as 75% of estimated household beneficiaries are IPs/ethnic minorities, an IPPF, which will guide the preparation of IP Development Plans (IPDPs), as warranted, has been prepared consistent with local laws and legal procedures and ADB's safeguard policy on IPs. The IPDF is endorsed by GOP and was developed in a thoroughly participatory manner from national to village levels and aligned with country systems
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Intensive consultations with various national government stakeholders and multilaterals (IFAD, WB, UNDP), regional DENRsand provincial stakeholders (LGUs, CBOs and NGOs) through meetings and workshops have been conducted during project design stage.
During Project Implementation Orientation workshops have been conducted with the project focals within DENR in all four river basins. Stakeholder engagement, community engagement and social mobilization activities have commenced in Bukidnon.
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Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Mohammed Nasimul Islam
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Agriculture (Office of the Secretary)Elliptical Road
Diliman, Quezon City
Philippines
Department of Environment & Natural ResourcesLIUCP@DENR.GOV.PHDENR Building
Visayas Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Municipal Dev'l Fund Office-(Implementing Agency)Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo, Sr.
Street, Manila
1004
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 28 Aug 2009 to 18 Sep 2009
MRM 15 Jun 2010
Approval 03 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Grant 0324-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 09 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.41 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.41 03 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 2012 0.07 0.00 5%

Grant 0325-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 09 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.50 03 Dec 2012 0.00 0.23 9%

Loan 2957-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 09 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 115.31 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 03 Dec 2012 0.35 0.00 0%
Counterpart 15.31 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 2012 3.06 0.00 3%

Loan 8266-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2012 12 Apr 2013 12 Apr 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 13 Dec 2012 0.00 0.11 1%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 20.00 13 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%

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