All of the three outputs of the TA is completed. Output related implementation progress of the TA is described below:
TA inception mission was conducted on 20-24 January 2013 and TA mid-term review mission was conducted on 2-12 March 2014. TA successfully delivered all the activities and outputs.
CCIKM network: In support of the setup of a web based portal on CCIKM network, expert consultations, a 4-days 'hackathon' and several meetings were conducted with the MOEF and relevant ministries and line agencies for agreement on overall design and architecture of the web portal. MOEF approved domain name (www.climatechange.gov.bd) on 23 January 2014 and Bangladesh Computer Council hosted domain server on 22 June 2014 at MOEF. A pre-launching ceremony for demonstration of the portal was conducted on 29 January among key relevant ministries, line agencies, and ICT and climate change experts. Another pre-launching ceremony was organized on 22 February 2015 at MOEF Secretariat. Finally the web based CCIKM network was hosted at MOEF and launched by the Hon'ble Minister, MOEF on 5 March 2015. A committee is formed and mechanism is placed for sustainable management of CCIKM network with engagement of trained ICT team at MOEF.
Enhanced capacity of MOEF and relevant agencies on CCA: A report on capacity needs assessment on CCA is prepared where prioritized capacity building training courses were identified. Based on this report, five short training on various prioritized and emerging aspects of CCA were conducted in February and March 2014 where 200 government officials were participated. Based on the available training materials, 5 training manuals were prepared and uploaded to CCIKM web portal for wider dissemination.
Knowledge management on CCA: A report on knowledge gap assessment on CCA is prepared and submitted to MOEF on 29 October 2013. This report identified key knowledge gaps on CCA in eight thematic areas' and 5 key sectors' where knowledge management is required and identified prioritized research lists on CCA. Based on this report, six small analytical studies have been commissioned in January 2014. MOEF endorsed commissioning of these prioritized research on 22 January 2013. Results of the six analytical studies were submitted by TA consulting firm on 16 March 2014. It was initially agreed that an expert working group (EWG) will be formed by MOEF who will peer review the research process, validate and endorse the study findings. However the EWG was not formed during TA implementation period. Since the TA is closed on 30 June 2015, ADB submitted all the six research reports and final TA completion report to MOEF on 23 March 2015.
The TA is successfully completed on 30 June 2015.