44113-012: Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44113-012 Status: Closed

The TA responds to ADB's Regional Integration and Cooperation Strategy under its 4th Pillar: Cooperation in Regional Public Goods through (i) coordinated actions to supply regional public goods, such as clean air, environmental protection, control of communicable diseases, and management of natural disasters; and (ii) dissemination of analysis and research findings in the public domain through publications, workshops, and shared standards. The TA is closely aligned with the following recently approved or proposed TA projects: (i) Regional Review of the Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia;7 (ii) Regional Connectivity in Infrastructure in Archipelagic Southeast Asia; (iii) Strengthening CMRM in the CTI of the Pacific, Phase 1; (iv) Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing to Support the CTI; and (vi) Strengthening Sound Environmental Management in the BIMP-EAGA.

Project Details

Project Officer
Matsuda, Hideki Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia
Project Number 44113-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7813-REG: Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Global Environment Facility US$ 11.22 million
TA 7813-REG: Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia (Supplementary)
Global Environment Facility US$ 200,000.00
TA 7813-REG: Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia (2nd Supplementary)
ADB Co-financed Assistance Fund US$ 229,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA responds to ADB's Regional Integration and Cooperation Strategy under its 4th Pillar: Cooperation in Regional Public Goods through (i) coordinated actions to supply regional public goods, such as clean air, environmental protection, control of communicable diseases, and management of natural disasters; and (ii) dissemination of analysis and research findings in the public domain through publications, workshops, and shared standards. The TA is closely aligned with the following recently approved or proposed TA projects: (i) Regional Review of the Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia;7 (ii) Regional Connectivity in Infrastructure in Archipelagic Southeast Asia; (iii) Strengthening CMRM in the CTI of the Pacific, Phase 1; (iv) Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing to Support the CTI; and (vi) Strengthening Sound Environmental Management in the BIMP-EAGA. Synergies across these TA projects will ensure appropriate support for the protection and conservation of the region?s coral reef and associated ecosystems and for the resiliency of coastal communities against climate change.
Impact Increased resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems and human communities in the CT3
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved management of coastal and marine resources established in the SSME Priority Seascape within the Coral Triangle
Progress Toward Outcome Being assessed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Policy and institutional frameworks for sustainable coastal and marine resources management

improved

2. Ecosystem-based approach to coastal and marine resources management pilot-tested

3. Effective project management established by ADB and the CT3 governments

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

Output 1: Policy and institutional frameworks for sustainable coastal and marine resource

management (CMRM) enhanced

Activity 1.1: Development of national specific guidelines for ecosystem-based resource

management for policy makers and managers

Indonesia " Drafting of a regulation on size limitation and management of live grouper fish trade in

Indonesia

" Development of a marine spatial database for the Sulawesi Seascape

" Updating of the Indonesia CTI National Plan of Action (NPOA) including cost estimates for

implementation

Malaysia " Conduct of two studies, Marine Profiling of Marudu Bay during the dry season and Climate

Change Vulnerability Assessment (VA) in the Northern and Eastern Coasts of Sabah:

Turtle Islands Park and Tun Mustapha Park, Pwhich will serve as inputs for the preparation

of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan for Marudu Bay

Philippines " Approval of the General Management Plan (GMP) for the Ta on Strait Protected

Landscape and the Dumanquillas Bay Protected Landscape and Seascape

" Completion of the costing of the Philippine CTI NPOA

Activity 1.2: Design and implementation of a comprehensive training program on coastal resources

management (CRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) for national and local

government personnel, NGOs, and the private sector

Indonesia Total of 947 persons trained; average of 35% women

Malaysia Total of 484 persons trained; average of 26.6% women

Philippines Total of 3,326 persons trained; average of 36% women

Activity 1.3: Mentoring of government staff in knowledge management (KM)

Indonesia " Conduct of CCA camp in Bahoi District, North Minahasa, a model in environmental

management

" Conduct of Skolak sei Pantei, an environmental education program for teachers and

students

" Study tour to the Philippines for village heads on livelihood development

Malaysia " Mentoring of Alternative Kudat Community-based Ecotourism (AKCC) on KM

" Development of AKCC brochure, video production, and conduct of photography and photo

editing workshop

Philippines " Conduct of Heroes of the Environment Campaign

" Knowledge sharing workshop for teachers

" Informal mentoring face to face mentoring and through email and social media

Regional " Development of CTI Project Mapping Tool

Activity 1.4: Design and conduct of public awareness campaigns on resource management and CCA

CT3 " Conduct of youth camps and youth summit

" Conduct of CCA camp for 14 teachers, environmental advocates, and village heads in

Bahoi, North Minahasa

" Conduct of online and on-site contests, community and school activities, and CTI Day

celebrations

" Use of social media and Facebook page,

" Production of various knowledge products

" Establishment of CTI community learning centers (CLCs) in the Philippines

Activity 1.5: Promotion of sustainable financing of resource management and CCA

Indonesia " Establishment of stations for buying, sorting, and collection, and buying of plastic waste

" Establishment and training of community-based disaster management group (SIBAT) and

community health services group in Raprap, Arakan, and Sondaken villages

Malaysia Support to livelihood diversification in coastal communities

Philippines Design and pilot implementation of a marine ecotourism-based Payment for Ecosystem

Services (PES) scheme (coral and giant clam gardens) in Taytay Bay, Palawan

Output 2: Ecosystem-based approach to CMRM pilot-tested

Activity 2.1: Design of a tri-national monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS) system to address

illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF) in the SSME and pilot-testing of the

system in at least three localities in the CT3

Indonesia Conduct of Marine Protected Area (MPA) Management Training for the MPA management

body of the Tatoareng Subdistrict MPA

Malaysia Conduct of three training modules on MPA management, including MCS, for Sabah Parks

rangers

Philippines " Conduct of law enforcement training in all the RETA sites

" Adoption of a Unified Municipal Fisheries Ordinance (UMFO) by the six municipal

governments along Dumanquillas Bay

" Compilation of the relevant provisions of the revised Fisheries Code and publication as an

illustrated handbook for law enforcers in the RETA sites

Regional Signing of a resolution promoting sustainable live reef food fish trade (LRFFT) in the region at

the LRFFT Intergovernmental Forum in Thailand in February 2013

Activity 2.2: Establishment of one transboundary network of three MPAs

Regional " Agreement among the CT3 to include the following areas in a transboundary MPA network

(MPAN) for marine turtles: Sebatik in Indonesia, Turtle Islands Park (TIP) in Malaysia, and

Balabac and Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS) in the Philippines

" Conduct of a Tri-national Workshop on the Establishment of a Sea Turtle MPAN and MCS

in the SSME at the CTI Center in Manado, Indonesia on 12-14 June 2017

Indonesia Conduct of a Study on Improved Turtle Conservation in Sebatik Island, including

recommendations on alternative fishing gears to reduce turtle by-catch

Malaysia " Conduct of Climate Change VA in the Northern and Eastern Coasts of Sabah: Options for

Turtle Nesting and Hatchlings in Turtle Islands Park

" Conduct of Oceanographic Study of TIP

Philippines " Review of draft TIWS Management Plan, prepared 10 years ago, to integrate sustainsustainable

financing, climate change, and MCS

" Preparation of hazard maps of TIWS

" Conduct of a rat eradication program in Baguan Island, establishment of livelihood projects

for quality community groups, and training of wardens in Taganak Island

" Conduct of habitat assessment and community profiling of proposed MPAs for marine

turtles and coral reef fishes in Balabac, Palawan and training of community volunteers and

mapping in Ramos and Salang islands in Balabac

Activity 2.3: Development of ecosystem-based management plans in five project sites

Indonesia " Establishment of an MPA in Sangihe District covering more than 167,000 ha of MPA in

Tatoareng Subdistrict

" Preparation of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Plan for the

Sustainable Management of Coral Reef Fisheries, especially Groupers, in Kwandang Bay

Malaysia " Conduct of three batches of training on EAFM for stakeholders in Semporna and

preparation of an EAFM Plan for Plectropomus leopardus (_suno_), a grouper species

" Finalization of the fisheries management unit (FMU) for EAFM in Semporna

Philippines " Conduct of a one-year stock assessment study of sardines in Dumanquillas Bay

" Provision of livelihood support to people's organizations (POs) in Dumanquillas Bay

" Updating of the Ta on Strait Protected Seascape GMP and conduct of a four-day training

on coastal habitat assessment techniques for local government unit (LGU) and Protected

Area Management Board (PAMB) staff

" Conduct of Fisheries Law Enforcement Training and Marine Mammal Rescue Training

Regional Conduct of a study on the Population Genetics Structure of P. leopardus in the priority

conservation areas in the SSME

Activity 2.4: Conduct of climate change Vas and pilot-testing of CCA measures in three coastal

villages

indonesia " Conduct of accelerated climate VA in Arakan Vilage, North Sulawesi

" Implementation of community-based mangrove reforestation, solid waste management

(SWM), disaster preparedness, and improvement of health and sanitation system

" Pilot-testing of verticulture and composting

" Implementation of a sustainable collection system for plastics, garbage, and other waste

materials

Malaysia Conduct of an oceanographic study in the TIP, including an assessment of sea level rise and

other impacts of climate change on sea turtles

Philippines Taytay, Palawan:

" Conduct of climate VA in Taytay, Palawan and implementation of the following pilot

demonstration CCA activities: (i) farming of salt-tolerant rice varieties; (ii) mariculture of

abalone; (iii) seaweed culture; (iv) planting of ipil-ipil (Leucaena leucocephala) as

alternative source of fuelwood; and (v) training on disaster risk reduction and management

(DRRM), first aid, and management of common diseases

" Conduct of Farmers' Day Training for seed and rice growers in Taytay

" Mangrove planting in Barangay Pamontolon, Taytay

" Planting of 800 seedlings of hardwood trees in Mt. Mamaquen, Taytay

" Testing of laboratory grown seaweeds in various pilot sites in Taytay

Balabac, Palawan:

" Conduct of climate VA in most hazard-prone barangays (villages) of Balabac

" Implementation of various CCA strategies, such as: (i) Basic Life Support and First Aid

Training; (ii) pilot integrated animal and vegetable farming; (iii) training on carpentry and

masonry for out-of-school youth; (iv) installation of a solar-powered early warning flood

system with automatic alarm at the town center

Activity 2.5: Development of sustainable financing (SF) plans for MPAs for the Berau Marine

Conservation Area (MCA) and Kudat and Balabac Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs)

Indonesia " Designation of the area around Para Island, Tatoareng Subdistrict in Sangihe District,

North Sulawesi as MPA site instead of in the Berau MCA

" Drafting of the MPA Management and Zoning Plan for the Tatoareng Subdistrict MPA

Malaysia Marine profiling and VA of Marudu Bay as inputs for ICZM planning

Philippines " Pilot demonstration of PES in the Coral and Giant Clam Garden (CGCG) in Taytay,

Palawan instead of in the Balabac MCA

Activity 2.6: Pilot-testing of sustainable livelihood activities in targeted coastal villages in Sabah

Malaysia " Sea cucumber farming in Mapan Mapan, Pitas District

" Training of farmers in sea cucumber farming and processing

" Conduct of a workshop on the establishment of a cooperative for sea cucumber farmers

" Conduct of Citizen Science Training

" Community-based ecotourism (CbET) in Kudat.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were conducted during the project design with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia; the National Oceanography Directorate-Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia; and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines, who were then identified as focal agencies (EAs) under the project. State and regional authorities and CSOs were also consulted during project design.
During Project Implementation

ADB is the Executing Agency for the Project. The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia; the National Oceanography Directorate-Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia; and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines, which are the CTI focal agencies, will serve as implementing agencies and will provide in-kind support during project implementation. A raft of service providers, including research institutes, academe local CSOs and INGOs are involved as collaborating and/or implementing partners across the various project sites. Knowledge are being disseminated through book launches, experience notes, public presentations, IW learn and CTKN websites.

A mid-term review mission was fielded in November 2015. This was followed by a review mission from 9-16 March 2017, then in July/August 2017.

Indonesia:

The inception meeting for the _Legalization on Size Limitation and Management of Live Grouper Fish Trade (LGFT) In Indonesia through DG of Capture Fisheries Circular and MMAF Ministerial Decree_ was held on 17 March 2017.

-focal groups discussed LRFFT policy recommendations in Makassar, Indonesia on 3 May 2017, while consultations in Bali were conducted on 11 14 May 2017. University representatives, researchers, government officials, and business sector representatives engaged in LRFFT were among the participants.

-The draft National Policy on Sustainable Fisheries for LRFFT was presented to the EAFM WG and Indonesia NCC expert group in Jakarta 18 August 2017.

Malaysia:

-The Fisheries Management Unit (FMU) for EAFM of suno in Semporna has been identified after the stakeholders' consultation in February 2016.

Philippines:

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) was consulted on the policies on resource use fees for NIPAS sites. BMB explained that Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 24, series of 2016 has been issued, imposing user fees for specific activities in NIPAS areas. However, this did not include fees for seaweed farming, gleaning, and other artisanal activities, which are important in Dumanquillas Bay

Consultations with the LGU and the indigenous (Molbog) communities in Balabac, Palawan were conducted in July 2014 and March 2015, respectively. Habitat assessments and community profiling at the proposed MPAs for marine turtles and coral reef fishes have also been conducted and presented to the Municipal Council in November 2015.

The approval the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has been issued in June 2017, a prerequisite to implement activities in Bgys. Ramos and Salang, which have indigenous people (IP) domain claims.

Consultations with the LGU and the indigenous (Molbog) communities in Balabac, Palawan were conducted in July 2014 and March 2015, respectively. Habitat assessments and community profiling at the proposed MPAs for marine turtles and coral reef fishes have also been conducted and presented to the Municipal Council in November 2015.

The approval the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has been issued in June 2017, a prerequisite to implement activities in Bgys. Ramos and Salang, which have indigenous people (IP) domain claims.

The RETA has been collaborating with GIZ, BFAR, and BMB to implement a joint work plan in Balabac and TIWS.

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Consulting Services tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Matsuda, Hideki
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
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Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 10 May 2010 to 21 May 2010
MRM -
Approval 18 May 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 May 2018

TA 7813-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 May 2011 - 18 May 2011 30 Jun 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 11,447,182.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,647,182.00 18 May 2011 10,430,634.64

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Evaluation Specialist (Malaysia) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017
Lead Evaluation Specialist / Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2017 12 Oct 2017
Evaluation Specialist (Indonesia) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2017 12 Oct 2017
Evaluation Specialist (Philippines) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2017 12 Oct 2017

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