Lao People's Democratic Republic: Capacity Enhancement for Coping with Climate Change

Sovereign Project | 43443-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Capacity Enhancement for Coping with Climate Change
Project Number 43443-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7509-LAO: Capacity Enhancement for Coping with Climate Change
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Nordic Development Fund US$ 2.80 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 - Irrigation - Land-based natural resources management - Rural solid waste management

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA has improved the quality of overall planning by providing inputs to mainstream climate change in environmental protection legislation and regulations, and strengthening institutional structures. The enabling environment to address climate change has substantially improved through providing support to the Technical Working Group on Climate Change, and by conducting pilot activities.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

A report on investment and financial flows to address climate change was prepared.

The government established a new 8-member permanent TWG to be headed by the Director General of the Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change (DDMCC). The new TWG strengthened coordination of all climate change related activities across the country.

The Project Team conducted training seminars and workshops on climate change adaptation, project management, project accounting and financial management, among others.

Considerable progress was noted in strengthening capacity and awareness building of diverse groups of stakeholders, especially at national level. The TA conducted capacity strengthening activities for women, youth and senior citizens. Positive feedbacks on the value of the TA were received. In addition, gaps to be addressed in the future were also identified such as lack of continuity in participation of representatives from various sectors, staff turnover in various ministries adversely impacting the contribution of trained representatives, and lack of clear identification of staff job skills and knowledge requirements.

Additional capacity building workshops at provincial level are in progress. Workshops in Savannakhet (community-based adaptation) and Saravan provinces were completed in March 2015. Additional workshops were held in May and June 2015. Several knowledge products were prepared and displayed at the time of final workshop held in June 2015. Climate finance readiness in Lao PDR was also discussed at the final workshop.

Pilot activities on adaptation: All four pilot activities in water and agriculture sectors were completed.

The TA was physically completed by 30 June 2015. Arrangements are being done to close the TA account by 30 September 2015.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were held with all technical working groups of the National Committee on Climate Change, civil society, and academia.
During Project Implementation Consultations were held among stakeholders throughout the implementation period.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services An international consulting firm was engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (80:20) in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of goods and works are being undertaken following ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Srinivasan Ancha
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Nahai Diew Road, Chanthabury District,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Water Resources &Environment Administration (WREA)
Dr. Viengsavanh Douangsavanh
viengsavanh@stea.gov.la
WREA, PO Box 7864, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Timetable

Concept Clearance 05 Oct 2009
Fact Finding 25 Oct 2009 to 30 Oct 2009
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2015

TA 7509-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Mar 2010 19 Apr 2010 19 Apr 2010 30 Sep 2012 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 2,800,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,400,000.00 11 Mar 2010 2,784,297.30

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