Cambodia: Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning

Sovereign Project | 45283-001 Status: Active

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Project Name Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning
Project Number 45283-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8179-CAM: Mainstreaming Climate Resilience Into Development Planning
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 7.00 million
TA 8179-CAM: Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning (Supplementary)
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 3.00 million
Nordic Development Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar

Finance - Inclusive finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds - Insurance and contractual savings

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome TA implementation ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The consulting team for Package A came on board in September 2013 and an inception workshop was held in December 2013. However, the contract was terminated in June 2014 due to the firm' s breach of contract. A replacement firm was mobilized in February 2015. A coordinating NGO to operate the civil society support facility under Package B was mobilized in April 2015. Shortlisting of firms for Package C focusing on gender, monitoring and evaluation, and mainstreaming climate resilience at sub-national levels was completed.

Progress for Outputs 1,2 and 4:

Inception/Scoping

o Intensive consultation and detailed discussions on inception report with all involved sectors provided a comprehensive road map and endorsement for the project; Scoping workshop held in July 2015

Institutional and coordination: 2 SPCR Coordination Team meetings held in 2015, with discussion of technical issues (screening and indicators of adaptation effectiveness) in the December meeting; Establishing mechanism for project implementation with water, agriculture and infrastructure sectors and other agencies through Adaptation Working Group, with regular round table meetings; Establishing coordination and collaboration mechanism for working with SPCR investment projects; Working with sector agencies to implement parts of their CCAPs through their CC Working Groups; Mechanisms for collaboration with other projects and initiatives, e.g. CCCA, GIZ, FAO, established with proposals for joint activities under consideration

Capacity Building: Series of visits to key provinces Prey Veng, Kampong Thom, Battambang, and later in April 2016 in Koh Kong and Mondulkiri to identify and describe various adaptation practices for each sector; 3 day training in Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning in Battambang for over 60 government staff from sector and other SPCR agencies; Trianing of climate change risk screening tools by sector agencies to be held on 4 April

Technical papers: Preparation of a series of guides/case studies on climate resilient planning for infrastructure at penultimate draft for consultation with sector agencies for agriculture and infrastructure, Water resources is in preparation; Draft report on climate change risk screening tools prepared and circulated for sector agencies.

Feasibility studies: Process established for selection of project proposals for feasibility studies and demonstrations; Series of sectoral screening and scoping missions to identify and describe potential adaptation investment projects in selected provinces;

University and secondary curriculum development: Initial round table meetings with Universities completed; Development of detailed proposals for Climate change curriculum development with Royal Agriculture University

Publications and awareness raising: SPCR website established; 3 electronic newsletters produced

Progress for Output 3:

A: Partner selection process is nearing completion:

136 Expressions of interest (EOIs) were received from Cambodian CSOs for implementing community focused adaptation projects.

Partner selection was done in a 2-stage EOI and proposal development process which started in August 2015.

It factored in preset selection criteria and evaluation matrix and 5-person evaluation committee (including 1 person form MOE).

Geographic distribution, sector distribution, background checks, and absorption capacity factored into the selection of the final 19 list.

As of March 2016, 19 finalist organizations (18 NGOs and 1 CBO) are in a second final round of proposal revisions process.

Volume of sub-grants is 1.4 million in total, with grants ranging from $40,000 to $100,000 over 18 months sub grant period.

19 partners are broadly spread across 17 provinces, geographic zones (2 in coastal, 4 in uplands", 2 in urban, rest in Tonle Sap and Mekong basins)

And 19 partners spread across sectors: youth and education, climate smart agriculture and irrigation, Governance i.e mainstreaming CCA DRR into development planning, water supply and sanitation, livelihood, housing, social services, financial services etc&

Sub-projects are expected to be implemented from June 2016.

Completed 2 successive rounds of 4 day comprehensive training programs:

First training in October/November with 35 shortlisted CSOs to help understand CCA and DRR programming, give guidance to conduct community level vulnerability assessments and develop proposals

Second training in March to give more practical guidelines for project implementation and additional technical sector (IWRM, energy, DRR, mainstreaming into CDP&) and thematic (child centered CCA, gender and CCA etc..) modules.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Based on stakeholder consultations held between March and May 2011, the outcomes and outputs of the proposed TA were included in the SPCR. ADB then circulated a draft TA concept paper for comment by government ministries, civil society organizations, development partners and other stakeholders. A consensus emerged on the need to strengthen capacity of key stakeholders to mainstream climate resilience into development planning. Following a fact-finding mission from 18 to 24 April 2012, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed with the Secretaries of State of both the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) on 3 May 2012, agreeing to the core elements of the TA (impact, outcome, outputs, cost, implementation arrangements, and terms of reference of consultants).
During Project Implementation Soon after mobilizing the consulting team on 2 September 2013, a kick-off workshop for the TA was held on 19 September 2013 to discuss updates to SPCR. Several meetings with the government representatives, civil society organizations and academia were held to identify capacity building needs and gaps, and prepare the draft inception report. The inception workshop was held ion 3-4 December 2013. The revised inception report was submitted on 28 February 2014. A stakeholder meeting on monitoring and reporting of PPCR core indicators was held in May 2014. Additional stakeholder meetings on monitoring and reporting of PPCR core indicators were held in November and December 2014 in Battambang and Kampong Cham respectively. Additional consultations were held in July 2015.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The TA will require (i) 126 international and 540 national person months to be provided by a consulting firm (Package A); (ii) an NGO/firm with operations in Cambodia to operate the civil society support mechanism (Package B); (iii) 54 international and 180 national person months to be provided by a consulting firm (Package C); and (iv) 20 international and 120 national person months to be recruited individually in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).

Package A firm will implement activities under outputs 1 (effective SPCR coordination, technical support and capacity strengthening to mainstream adaptation into development planning); 2 (feasibility studies on selected NAPA priority projects to obtain international funding); and 4 (development and dissemination of adaptation knowledge toolkits and products).

Package B will implement activities under output 2 (civil society support mechanism to strengthen capacity of NGOs to mainstream adaptation).

Package C will implement activities related to gender mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation, and mainstreaming at sub-national levels.

Individual consultants will assist in coordination, reporting, and monitoring of the entire program.

Package A firm was recruited in February 2015; Package B NGO was recruited in April 2015. Package C firm is expected to be recruited by June 2016.

Procurement Procurement of office furniture and equipment is through Advance Payment Facility at the Ministry of Environment.

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 Environment
No. 48, Samdach Preah Sihanouk,
Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 17 Apr 2012
Fact Finding 18 Apr 2012 to 24 Apr 2012
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8179-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Oct 2012 31 Oct 2012 31 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 11,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,000,000.00 01 Oct 2012 1,526,829.40
Title Document Type Document Date
Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning: Major Change in Technical Assistance (TA 8179-CAM) TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Dec 2015
Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2012

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