Bangladesh: Supporting Implementation of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (Subproject 2)

Sovereign Project | 42478-023 Status: Closed

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Project Name Supporting Implementation of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (Subproject 2)
Project Number 42478-023
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8084-BAN: Supporting Implementation of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (Subproject 2)
Japan Special Fund US$ 850,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The ongoing TA activities enhanced visibility of MoEF's operation on climate change. TA8084 includes important components for the government for supporting operationalization of the BCCSAP and formulation of climate policy and sector specific guidelines. Some of the important document has recently been drafted under TA8084 that includes (i) country specific climate-proofing' guidelines for four major sectors, (ii) report on incorporation of climate change in key policies and road map for national climate change policy, (iii) project proposal for top prioritized projects for implementing BCCSAP, (iv) project development document on NAMA, (v) capacity building action plan on climate change, and (vi) knowledge gap assessment on climate change, etc. Guidelines for climate proofing investment were prepared in four prioritized development sectors namely energy, water, agriculture & natural resources and disaster risk reduction. A capacity building action plan on climate change is prepared. Ten (10) short-training on various contemporary aspects of climate change were conducted where 286 officials trained and 9 training module prepared. A report on knowledge gap assessment on climate change is prepared. Research reports were prepared on three research areas; (i) Non-Economic Loss and Damage Caused by Climate Stressors in Selected Coastal Districts of Bangladesh, (ii)Channeling Climate Change Fund to Local Government Institutions of Bangladesh: Existing Mechanism, Challenge and Recommendations, (iii) Workability of solar mini-grids for rural electrification and feasibility study of productive use of solar power in off-grid areas in Bangladesh.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Country specific climate proofing guidelines for four development sectors (e.g. energy, water resources, agriculture and natural resources and disaster) is prepared and submitted to MOEF;

2. Top ten project concepts on climate change were prepared based on the BCCSAP and NAPA and shared to the ERD, MOEF and relevant ministries and line agencies. Based on top ten project concepts, one DPP on adaptation and one DPP on mitigation were submitted to ERD for submission to Green Climate Fund.

3. One NAMA project on energy sector is prepared and submitted to ERD, MOEF and BPDB.

4. A report on knowledge gap assessment on climate change is prepared. Three research/studies were prepared and submitted to MOEF. A proposal is on establishment of a research and knowledge management centre/network for climate change in the country is prepared;

5. A report on capacity needs assessment on climate change along with capacity building action plan on climate change is prepared. Based on these reports, ten short training on various contemporary aspects of climate change is organized where 286 officials from MOEF and relevant ministries and line agencies participated. Ten training module is prepared and submitted to MOEF.

6. A climate negotiation guideline is prepared with TOR of technical and advisory team.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Subproject 2 activities was shared with the focal person of the government on climate change and endorsed by the Ministry of Environment and Forest. Consultation with relevant ministries, line agencies, CSO, private sectors and research organization was conducted during design of subproject 2.
During Project Implementation The MoEF and ADB jointly organized inception workshop on 8 October 2013 in Dhaka to introduce the TA and to capture stakeholders' views and suggestions on the TA implementation. Several multi-stakeholders consultation, expert consultation and meeting was organized with relevant govt. agencies, NGOs, research organizations, etc. to further review the various TA reports. A daylong knowledge sharing workshop and closing ceremony was organized on 30 December 2015 to showcase the knowledge products prepared under the TA and share achievements of the TA to the relevant stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A team of consultants comprising four international (10PM) and seven national consultants (44 PM) is engaged through a consortium of consulting firms who commenced the service on 18 August 2013. The consultants contract comprised of three organizations, e.g. AFC Consultants International (Germany), Lead Firm, while Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and Services and Solutions International Ltd. (SSIL) are local partners. The international consultants include (i) Mitigation Specialist, (ii) Climate Change Specialist, (iii) Environmental Economist, and (iv) Institutional Policy and Capacity Development Specialist and national consultant include (i) Team Leader/Institutional Development Specialist, (ii) Climate Change Specialist, (iii) Environmental Economist, (iv) Agricultural Specialist, (v) Mitigation Specialist, (vi) Legal/Climate Negotiation Specialist and (vii) Natural Resources Management Specialist. This TA is closed on 31 December 2015.
Procurement No equipments were procured under TA8084(subproject 2). However IT equipments and furniture were procured under TA7273-BAN (subproject 1)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arif Faisal
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Forest
Building No. 6(13th floor),Bangladesh
Secretariat, Dhaka

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2016

TA 8084-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 May 2012 31 Jul 2012 31 Jul 2012 30 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
850,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 16 May 2012 586,251.20

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