Mongolia : Strengthening Integrated Early Warning System in Mongolia

Sovereign Project | 53039-002

The proposed project will support the development of a comprehensive approach to early warning system (EWS) by putting in place the six key elements of EWS in a cycle (i) risk knowledge with appropriate assessment, (ii) monitoring and data acquisition, (iii) forecasting and warning, (iv) dissemination and communication, (v) information type and reliability, and (vi) response capacity. To achieve the outcome, the system will involve the people and communities at risk from a range of hazards, link contingency plans supported by physical and social infrastructure, utilize cutting edge technologies including advanced multi-hazard modelling, monitoring and observation using remote sensing and ground stations aided by geographical information system, digital technology including cloud computing, social networking platform for tracking and tracing the incidences, and communication means including cell phone and unique radio frequencies, promote inclusiveness, and engage all stakeholders at different levels.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Yanoma, Yukitsugu
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Mongolia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Strengthening Integrated Early Warning System in Mongolia
Project Number 53039-002
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6534-MON: Strengthening Integrated Early Warning System in Mongolia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 550,000.00
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 500,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed project will support the development of a comprehensive approach to early warning system (EWS) by putting in place the six key elements of EWS in a cycle (i) risk knowledge with appropriate assessment, (ii) monitoring and data acquisition, (iii) forecasting and warning, (iv) dissemination and communication, (v) information type and reliability, and (vi) response capacity. To achieve the outcome, the system will involve the people and communities at risk from a range of hazards, link contingency plans supported by physical and social infrastructure, utilize cutting edge technologies including advanced multi-hazard modelling, monitoring and observation using remote sensing and ground stations aided by geographical information system, digital technology including cloud computing, social networking platform for tracking and tracing the incidences, and communication means including cell phone and unique radio frequencies, promote inclusiveness, and engage all stakeholders at different levels.

The proposed project will also result in significant capacity building and awareness raising about disaster risk management and the role of disaster risk reduction strategies. The proposed loan will build on existing capacity and activities within the National Emergency and Management Agency as well as coordinate with stakeholders in the sector.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government plans to increase investments in disaster risk reduction, and preparedness measures. This should include the establishment of a multi-hazard particularly the selected hazards including epidemics and pandemics EWS, which can provide information on hazards that enables advance action to reduce the associated risks. They are an important element of disaster risk management as early action can reduce the loss of human life and other assets. To be effective and sustainable they must involve communities with emphasis on increased awareness and capacity of communities to be able to respond to warnings and have in place preparedness plans.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 To conduct the TA activities, a consulting firm was recruited and mobilized on 9 September 2020. The draft inception report was discussed during the inception mission on 1116 November 2020. The interim review mission was conducted on 1122 October 2021 and the fact-finding mission on 615 December 2021. The government has decided to move the approval of the ensuing project to 2023, as standby. Hence, TA completion date has been extended to support the executing and implementing agencies in project preparation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated staff instructions. The consulting firm will procure goods as required.
Procurement Equipment for the TA consultants will be procured following ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated staff instructions, and handed over to NEMA upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Yanoma, Yukitsugu
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
National Emergency Management Agency
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Jul 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2023

TA 6534-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020 31 Mar 2022 31 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 13 Dec 2023 982,428.68

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Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Integrated Early Warning System in Mongolia: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2020

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Information and Communication Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Project Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Disaster Early Warning Expert and Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 6534 08 Sep 2020 CONSEIL SANTE S.A.(FRANCE) in association with SOCIETE FRANCAISE DE REALISATION D'ETUDES ET DE CO(FRANCE) | 92-98 BOULEVARD VICTOR HUGO 92110 CLINCHY, FRANCE National Emergency Management Agency 901,000.00

Procurement Plan

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