The goal of the proposed project is to support Government of Sindh (GOS) strategies and initiatives to reduce pervasive poverty by improving livelihoods and facilitating sustainable natural resource management in coastal areas of Badin, Karachi, and Thatta districts. The purpose of the TA is to help the government prepare a proejct that will (i) improve the condition of coastal and marine fisheries and related resources, and (ii) reduce poverty in coastal communities by improving the management of coastal resources and ecosystems, minimizing threats to their ecological integrity, and providing income generation and supplementary/alternative livelihood opportunities.
|Project Name||Sindh Coastal and Inland Community Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Fishery - Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The goal of the proposed project is to support Government of Sindh (GOS) strategies and initiatives to reduce pervasive poverty by improving livelihoods and facilitating sustainable natural resource management in coastal areas of Badin, Karachi, and Thatta districts. The purpose of the TA is to help the government prepare a proejct that will (i) improve the condition of coastal and marine fisheries and related resources, and (ii) reduce poverty in coastal communities by improving the management of coastal resources and ecosystems, minimizing threats to their ecological integrity, and providing income generation and supplementary/alternative livelihood opportunities. Key aspects of the proposed project would include: (i) formulation of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) plans and strategies for all three coastal districts based ont he work of the recently concluded ADB regional technical assistance (RETA) on Coastal and Marine Resrouces Management and Poverty Reduction in South Asia; (ii) community based mangrove restoration and rehabilitation programs, most notably along the Thatta coastline. Such programs would seek to demonstrate the current level of dependency on the mangrove communities and target specific user groups such as mangrove fodder and fuel wood collectors and developers; (iii) development of a series of supplementary and/or alternative sources of income and livelihood enhancement opportunities; (iv) aquaculture potential would similarly be re-investigated, including a comprehensive analysis and feasibility study of the ecological and economic viability of this industry; (v) development of codes of conduct for fishing in coastal and inland areas; (ii) marketing and post-harvesting of fish catch, including micro-enterprise development initiatives and training; (vii) community mobilization schemes including specific assistance to fishing communities - e.g. credit and saving schemes which would seek to address the current exploitative "informal" credit system which is under operation - e.g. credit with catch sale bondage; credit on high interest; credit from mole holder; and (viii) targetted communications, education and awareness building would be built in to long-term management programs.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB s country strategy and program (CSP) for Pakistan was updated in August 2005. The focus of the CSP is to support poverty reduction in Pakistan through initiatives in the following three areas: (i) supporting good governance (devolution, legal, judicial and police reforms, as well as sector-and province-based reforms); (ii) sustainable pro-poor growth (rural development and employment generation); and (iii) inclusive social development (health, education, water supply and sanitation and social protection). In addition, sub-regional development, sustainable environmental management and gender and development were identified as crosscutting themes in the CSP. The updated CSP specifically refers to the proposed Project as a critical component of ADB s support.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Project area Talukas include Ghorabari, Keti Bandar, Jati, Shah Bandar, Kharo Chan and Mirpur Sakro in Thatta District and Badin and SF Rahu (Golarchi) and Badin in Badin District.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Shortlisting done on 4 February 2005.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tambunan, Binsar P.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Planning & Development Department, Sindh
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2003|
|Fact Finding||27 Sep 2004 to 09 Oct 2004|
|Approval||23 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||18 Apr 2006|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Dec 2004||13 Jun 2005||13 Jun 2005||31 Jan 2006||31 Dec 2006||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|650,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||650,000.00||23 Dec 2004||627,139.11|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Sindh Coastal and Inland Community Development Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2005|
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Reviving Pakistan's Mangroves and AgricultureThe Indus River delta, which fans out into the Arabian Sea, is home to the largest desert climate mangrove forests in the world. The mangroves - set between the sea and the land - provide nursery habitats for an array of sea life and wood for local people to use as fuel and timber. They also provide vital protection against erosion and storms.