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Regional: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Development of Pilot Activities and Project Development Support (Subproject 3)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48317-004 Status: Active

Subproject SP3 will provide resources for piloting approaches to integrate community-led projects into ongoing or planned ADB projects, and thereby contribute to resilience building at various scales within UCCRTF cities. SP3 will cover the countries UCCRTF eligible countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines and Viet Nam. that are eligible for UCCRTF funds and the initial set of cities have been selected in consultation with the Operations Departments (OD).

 
Project Name Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Development of Pilot Activities and Project Development Support (Subproject 3)
Project Number 48317-004
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9329-REG: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Development of Pilot Activities and Project Development Support (Subproject 3)
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 6.07 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

Subproject SP3 will provide resources for piloting approaches to integrate community-led projects into ongoing or planned ADB projects, and thereby contribute to resilience building at various scales within UCCRTF cities. SP3 will cover the countries UCCRTF eligible countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines and Viet Nam. that are eligible for UCCRTF funds and the initial set of cities have been selected in consultation with the Operations Departments (OD).

In order to identify the range of activities that will be financed under SP3, UCCRTF organized a four-day project preparation workshop in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation from 20-23 March 2017. The workshop, called the ADB Resilience Academy, brought together interdisciplinary teams from cities Abbottabad and Sialkot (Pakistan); Vinh Yen and Hue (Viet Nam); Patuakhali and Faridpur (Bangladesh); Mandalay (Myanmar), and Makassar (Indonesia). with international and national technical experts to design projects that address the current and future climate related risks of the most vulnerable populations in selected cities. Participants of the ADB Resilience Academy were invited in consultation with the OD and came from cities that are already receiving support from UCCRTF for other urban planning and infrastructure investment activities. The multidisciplinary and iterative project design process employed at the ADB Resilience Academy reaffirmed the need for the three outputs of inclusive resilience planning, community-identified small-scale projects and driving towards an integration of community-level planning with city-wide planning.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) aims to scale up urban climate change resilience (UCCR) especially for the urban poor across 25 secondary cities in Asia, prioritizing eight of ADB's developing member countries (DMCs), namely: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Viet Nam. The UCCRTF takes an urban systems-centered approach that supports climate change integration into city planning, project development and implementation, operations and knowledge sharing and capacity building, to reduce the risks of increasing urbanization and climate change on urban populations, particularly the poor.

UCCRTF was designed to have three complementary areas of support, with different funding allocations, offered to cities in DMCs through ADB Operational Departments and SDCC. The three areas are: (i) investments (70% of UCCRTF funds); (ii) urban resilience planning (20%); and (iii) knowledge management and resilience measurement (10%). To support these three areas, the C-R-CDTA: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities was approved on 8 April 2015 and comprises three subprojects: Subproject 1 (SP1): $3.95 million focuses on improving urban planning; Subproject 2 (SP2): $4.985 million will monitor the results of activities funded through UCCRTF; and in Subproject 3 (SP3) investments will be directed by vulnerable communities who become the focus of SP3 activities not only as beneficiaries, but as active participants in designing and implementing development projects. SP1 for urban resilience planning was approved on 22 June 2015 and SP2 for M&E and knowledge generation was approved in 02 November 2016.

The true test for urban resilience is to ensure that the poor and vulnerable communities are protected from the shocks and stresses of climate change. Following the planning activities that have been initiated at the city, provincial and regional levels, UCCRTF seeks to enhance this approach by working from the bottom up. By supporting the preparation of community level resilience plans, implementation of identified community projects and institutionalizing these in higher level plans, this subproject aims to close the loop in building urban resilience.

Impact Urban populations, especially the urban poor in selected DMC cities, are less vulnerable to the direct and indirect impacts of climate change.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased application of UCCR principles in selected DMC cities.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Community resilience plans (CRP) prepared in a participatory and inclusive manner.

Community-led projects implemented.

Mechanisms to sustain community resilience plans developed.

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

Output 1: Preparation of Community Resilience Plans and Identification of Community-led Projects

As of April 2020, the community assessment and resilience planning have been completed in 2 cities in Bangladesh (Bagerhat, Faridpur), 2 cities in Pakistan (Abbottabad, Sialkot) and 4 cities in The Philippines (Del Carmen, Janiuay, La Trinidad, Malay). These involved the identification of shocks and stresses that communities are facing, the conduct of capacity needs assessment, and the preparation of community resilience plans. Similar activities are planned for 1 city in Myanmar (Yangon) in Q3 2020. Furthermore, a guidebook on community resilience planning will be published in Q4 2020 to inspire and support other communities and development practitioners who are interested to replicate the process.

Output 2: Implementation of Community-led Projects

Feasibility Studies (FS) for the community-led projects in the 8 cities are nearing completion. Procurement process and documentation are being finalized in consultation with the involved communities and in compliance with the country's and ADB's procurement guidelines. The advertisement for the various work packages will be released starting May 2020, and the commencement of works is expected by July 2020. One of the overarching goals of the TA is to empower communities on project design and implementation through the conduct of capacity development activities. As of April 2020, 563 individuals (327 males and 236 females) have benefitted from training, workshops and awareness-raising. Among the workshops delivered in 2019 are those in the cities of Janiuay and Malay to integrate nature-based solutions (NBS) to the community-led projects.

Output 3: Sustaining Community Resilience Plans

The TA is creating a strong alignment with city priorities, plans and programs. Additionally, the TA identified potential mechanisms to ensure the sustained operation and maintenance of the community-led projects through a fee-based enterprise model operated by the community wherever possible, and the establishment of symbiotic relationships with city governments, private sector and civil society organizations for collaboration.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design There is active engagement of local stakeholders from city and community, and various sectors such as academe, women, youth, elderly, persons with disability, poor, and civil society organizations to promote and ensure participatory development approaches. They were empowered to take the lead in the identification of local hazards, assessment of vulnerabilities, and selection of prioritized community-led projects.
During Project Implementation A Community Stakeholder Group (CSG) is established in each of the cities as part of the community resilience planning process. The composition of the CSG is through selection by the members of the community. The CSGs are involved in the processes for the planning, procurement and implementation of the community led projects. Given the TA's emphasis on community-driven development, the CSGs are guided and their skills augmented to enable them to have strong project ownership and as part of the sustainability mechanism.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants under subproject 3 will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). For the bulk of the work under the subproject, an international firm will be recruited through an output based terms of reference. In addition to the international firm, the services of national and international individual consultants and will be recruited as needed to strengthen the design and delivery of selected community-led projects (CLP) that require specialized skills. For the international firm, the method of selection will be QCBS with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 quality/cost ratio. In addition, the TA will separately require up to 24 person months of international and up to 30 months of national consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Sharma, Virinder
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDSC-URB
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 14 Nov 2016 to 14 Nov 2016
MRM -
Approval 13 Jun 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Aug 2020

TA 9329-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Jun 2017 - 13 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 6,065,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,065,000.00 13 Jun 2017 1,256,725.77

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Urban Climate Change Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 May 2020 15 May 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9329 20 Oct 2017 Oxfam(UNITED KINGDOM) in association with MERCY CORPS(UNITED STATES) Oxfam House, John Smith Drive Oxford OX4 2JY United Kingdom Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 5,500,000.00

Procurement Plan

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