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Mongolia: Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50012-001 Status: Closed

The technical assistance (TA) will support the government's forest policies, particularly the Ministry of Environment, Green Development, and Tourism (MEGDT) Forest Conservation Program, and strengthen government initiatives to develop FGRs assessment, characterization and monitoring systems. It will support one of six National Development Strategy priorities: contain the depletion of animal and plant life, and create conditions for their natural recreation and sustainable use. It will also take measures to (i) study the dispersal and reserves of rare and extremely rare plant species, (ii) create and protect their gene pool, (iii) establish a system of registration, information and monitoring, (iv) elaborate a plan for their proper use, and (v) provide for restoration and cultivation of rare plants.

Project Details

Project Officer
Hinrichs, Jan F. East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
 
Project Name Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources
Project Number 50012-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9233-MON: Conservation and Storage of Forest Seed Genetic Funds
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources / Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The technical assistance (TA) will support the government's forest policies, particularly the Ministry of Environment, Green Development, and Tourism (MEGDT) Forest Conservation Program, and strengthen government initiatives to develop FGRs assessment, characterization and monitoring systems. It will support one of six National Development Strategy priorities: contain the depletion of animal and plant life, and create conditions for their natural recreation and sustainable use. It will also take measures to (i) study the dispersal and reserves of rare and extremely rare plant species, (ii) create and protect their gene pool, (iii) establish a system of registration, information and monitoring, (iv) elaborate a plan for their proper use, and (v) provide for restoration and cultivation of rare plants.

The TA is in line with ADB's Interim Country Partnership Strategy for Mongolia, 2014 2016 to support the government's overarching strategic goal of inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth, and to help Mongolia adapt to climate change impacts by supporting efficient use and sustainable management of natural resources. It is in line with ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020's recommendation of promoting natural resources management through protection and maintenance of forests, and with the draft operational plan for agriculture and natural resources key priorities, such as enhanced renewable natural resources management. The TA is in the Country Operations Business Plan for Mongolia, 2014- 2016.

Components:

a. Develop policy tools to provide frameworks for action for the sustainable in situ and ex situ conservation of FGR.

b. Develop technical standards, protocols, and documentation systems for assessing and monitoring the status of FGR management. Promote and support the development of national and regional species checklists and mechanisms for updating them regularly.

c. Promote training and research on recent developments in FGR management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) are the heritable materials maintained within and among tree species that are of economic, environmental, scientific or societal value. They are crucial to the adaptation and protection of Mongolia's ecosystems, landscapes, and production systems, yet are subject to increasing pressures and unsustainable use. Climate change and other anthropogenic factors are decreasing forest cover. National and subnational strategies are critical missing pieces for Mongolia's conservation of FGR and their sustainable use. Strategies for conservation of FGR are needed to ensure the conservation of key FGR and their evolutionary abilities for the future. Definition and implementation of conservation strategies provide a good justification for coordination and collaboration and cost-effective investments in conservation of FGR. At the same time, lack of trained personnel is a major impediment to developing and implementing FGR strategies and projects. Capacity building is crucial to ensure the skills needed are available to address FGR management in times of rapid social and economic change.
Impact Resilience of forest ecosystems to climate change increased.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Forest seed stands management improved.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Forest seed stands within forest regions of Mongolia identified.

National registry on forest seed stands developed.

Educational and research capacities on forest genetic resources established and strengthened.

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

The consultant team, consisting of four national consultants engaged through a firm and one individually recruited international consultant, were fielded in April 2017.

Initial coordination meetings have been held between the executing agency and consultants during inception mission on 29-30 May 2017. Draft inception report was submitted to ADB on 8 May 2017 and the final inception report on 6 June 2017.

Interim review mission was conducted on 17 April 2018. Final interim report was received on April 23, 2018.

Final review mission is scheduled during 23 to 24 October 2018.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be engaged on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All ADB-financed procurement will be conducted following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Hinrichs, Jan F.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Government Building II, United Nation's
Street 5/2, Chingeltei District,
Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Jul 2016
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2018

TA 9233-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2016 23 Feb 2017 23 Feb 2017 30 Nov 2018 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 18 Nov 2016 421,861.23

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

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 9233 22 Mar 2017 Monconsult (Mongolia) Monconsult Building Peace Avenue, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Ministry of Environment and Tourism 307,000.00

Procurement Plan

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