Indonesia : Institutional Strengthening of Baluran and Bali Barat National Park Authorities to Address Biodiversity Conservation

Sovereign Project | 42362-014

The TA is category B and it aims to enhance the environmental sustainability of the project focusing on the protection and long-term conservation of the valuable biodiversity at the Baluran and Bali Barat national parks through the institutional strengthening of the two park authorities. This will ensure the viability of the protected area network and the survival of endangered species, adequate institutional capacity to monitor the implementaiton of the project's environmental management plan, and biodiversity conservation measures in accordance with international and national best practices.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Palupi, Ira
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Indonesia
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Institutional Strengthening of Baluran and Bali Barat National Park Authorities to Address Biodiversity Conservation
Project Number
42362-014
Country / Economy
  • Indonesia
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8745-INO: Institutional Strengthening of Baluran and Bali Barat National Park Authorities to Address Biodiversity Conservation
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
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 / Land-based natural resources management

Gender
No gender elements
Description
The TA is category B and it aims to enhance the environmental sustainability of the project focusing on the protection and long-term conservation of the valuable biodiversity at the Baluran and Bali Barat national parks through the institutional strengthening of the two park authorities. This will ensure the viability of the protected area network and the survival of endangered species, adequate institutional capacity to monitor the implementaiton of the project's environmental management plan, and biodiversity conservation measures in accordance with international and national best practices.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Potential impacts on endangered species were identified during the due diligence of the project. Therefore, the project is classified as environmental category "A", based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) 2009. During project design and processing, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) was undertaken and it was recommended that SERD prepare a small-scale technical assistance (SSTA) for institutional strengthening of Baluran and Bali Barat National Park Authorities to address residual biodiversity impacts and risks in the protected areas. The SSTA is intended to ensure compliance with SPS 2009 requirements to achieve "no net loss" of biodiversity due to the loans 3083/8276 project.
Impact

Enhanced long-term conservation of biodiversity in Baluran and Bali Barat National Parks

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Strengthened institutional capacity of Baluran and Bali Barat national park authorieis to implement Operational Management Plans (OMPs)

Progress Toward Outcome
Please see implementation progress below.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

2. Enhanced institutional capacity of national part authorities for implementation of biodiversity conservation measures within OMPs

1. Biodiversity conservation components/measures of national park operational management plans updated and/or strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1 Biodiversity conservation components/measures of national park OMPs updated and/or strengthened, was achieved. Consultant reviewed EMP and developed OMP self-assessment tool for trials at both parks based on which areas for improvement to strengthen the OMPs were suggested to include possible future infrastructure project in the parks.

Output 2 Enhanced institutional capacity of national park authorities to implement biodiversity conservation measures within OMPs, was achieved. Consultant developed capacity/training needs self-assessment tool for trials at both parks to identify capacity required to implement biodiversity conservation within OMPs. The TA identified key gaps based on the self-assessment, including operational management planning and adaptive management, biodiversity conservation assessment and techniques, sustainable financing and partnership development strategy, and effective conservation communication and community mobilization (social marketing).

These gaps were addressed through a week-long capacity development workshop delivered by international and national resource persons and attended by both national parks' staff and MOEF representatives, which subsequently also increased capacity of the parks' staff in delivering the measures within the OMPs.

Further, the TA supported the national parks in sanctuary design for Bali myna preservation and implementation of trainings and a pilot project on invasive alien species management. These are critical biodiversity issues identified in the loan project's environmental impact assessment.

The TA produced five reports: (i) Operational Management Plan and Training Needs Recommendation, (ii) Institutional Capacity Development Workshop Proceedings, (iii) Bali myna Sanctuary Design, (iv) Invasive Alien Species Pilot Project and Management Plan Recommendation, and (v) Invasive Alien Species Study Visit Proceedings.

The outputs subsequently contributed to the TA's intended outcome of the strengthened institutional capacity of Bali Barat and Baluran National Park authorities to implement OMPs.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Continuous dialogue with park authorities and specific awareness programs will be conducted at the inception.
During Project Implementation
Individual consultants are engaged to undertake operational management plan (OMP) and training needs assessment, identify and conduct capacity development programs. This will support national park authorities to understand the nature and extent of identified gaps in biodiversity conservation, mitigating measures, wildlife rescue, habitat preservation and restoration, invasive alien species, and increase capacity to monitor environmental management plan (EMP). In addition, consultants are also engaged to support invasive alien species management and prepare sanctuary design for Bali myna preservation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

1. Remuneration and per diem

a. International consultants; $85,000

b. National consultants: $50,000

c. International & local travel: $20,000

d. Reports / communications: $5,000

B. Training, Seminars and Conferences

1. Workshops / Training programs facilitated by Asian Development Bank: $40,000

C. Surveys and other outsources activities reimbursable basis: $10,000

D. Contingencies: $15,000

Note: The government will provide counterpart support in the form of counterpart staff, data, and other in-kind contributions.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Palupi, Ira
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Indonesia Resident Mission (IRM)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
30 Oct 2014
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
29 Mar 2019

Funding

TA 8745-INO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2018 05 Mar 2019
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 192,978.76

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Institutional Strengthening of Baluran and Bali Barat National Park Authorities to Address Biodiversity Conservation Individual - Consulting Closed
National Conservation Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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