Project Elephant

 

Assignment Name: Monitoring and Evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Elephant in Meghalaya state
Name of Client: Meghalaya State  forest and Wildlife Department and Ministry of Environment and Forest

Address: Government of  Meghalaya, Dept. of Forests, Sylvan House, Shillong

Narrative description  of Project:

Objective

The objective of the project was to carry out performance evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Project Elephant’ for period of 2007-08 to 2011-12 in the four Wildlife Divisions of Meghalaya viz. Khasi Hills Wildlife Division, Jaintia Hills Wildlife Division, East & West Garo Hills Wildlife Division and Balpakram National Park Division.

Introduction

Project Elephant was launched in 1992 by the Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to provide financial and technical support of wildlife management efforts by states for their free ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants.

Project area

The state of Meghalaya, lies between 25° North and 26° 10′ North latitude and 89 °45′ East and 92°45′ East longitude and covers an area of 22,429 km2. The main project area is located in the four wildlife divisions of Meghalaya viz. Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills Wildlife Division, East & West Garo Hills Wildlife Division and Balpakram National Park Division. The project area was basically a hilly terrain with widespread vegetation cover.

Description of services provided in the assignment:

  • Development of assessment standards and scoring checklist for Project Elephant assessment
  • Review of documents and records
  • Stakeholder mapping and consultation
  • Field level assessments
  • Report development and Peer review
Project Status : Completed

Green India Mission

 

Assignment Name: Planning & implementation of National Mission for Green India in Assam state
Name of Client: Assam State Forest Department(Golaghat Forest Division)

Address: Golaghat, Assam

Narrative description  of Project:

Objective:

The objective of the project was to identify viable interventions under the submissions and cross-cutting strategies of the National Mission for Green India, in the identified landscape and to prepare micro plans for each twenty JFMCs (Joint Forest Management Committees) and a perspective plan for a period of 5/10 years which can address the climate change adaptation and mitigation issues in the identified landscape.
Project area:

The project was undertaken in Assam state to provide consultancy to the Assam forest department in preparation of the GIM plan document. The project was started as a pilot project in Golaghat district which lies in the upper Brahmaputra regime and is located between 25°47’N to 26°55.4’N Latitude and 93°16.8’E to 94°10.8’E Longitude. The baseline study was carried out in L3 landscape which comprises of twenty Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs).

Description of services provided within the assignment:

Services provided in the assignment:

a. Sensitization and Capacity building exercises for forest deptt. officials and JFMC members

b.   Stakeholder mapping and consultation at a national as well as regional levels

c.     Baseline survey using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) exercise

d.   Secondary data collection from line agencies

e.  GIS mapping

f.    Preparation of JFMC level  Microplans at operational level

g.  Preparation of 5/10 years Perspective  Plan at broader landscape(L1) level

Project Status : Completed

 

Assignment Name: Planning & implementation of National Mission for Green India in two landscapes of Bihar state
Name of Client: Bihar State Forest Department(Joint Forest Management wing)

Address: Patna, Bihar

Narrative description  of Project:

Objective:

The objective of the project was to identify viable interventions under the submissions and cross-cutting strategies of the National Mission for Green India, in the identified two landscape of Gaya an Banka and to prepare microplans for thirty nine JFMCs (Joint Forest Management Committees) within the landscape and preparation of individual landscape level Perspective plan for a period of 5/10 years which can address the climate change adaptation and mitigation issues in the identified landscapes.

Project area:

The project was undertaken in Bihar state to provide consultancy to the Bihar Forest Department in preparation of the GIM plan document. The project was started as a pilot project in two landscapes of Bihar-Gaya and Banka district. The baseline study was carried out in L3 landscape within each landscape which comprises of thirty nine Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs).

Description of services provided within the assignment:

Services provided in the assignment:

a.  Sensitization and Capacity building exercises for forest deptt. officials and JFMC members

b.   Stakeholder mapping and consultation at a national as well as regional levels

c.     Baseline survey using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) exercise

d.   Secondary data collection from line agencies

e.   GIS mapping

f.     Preparation of JFMC level  Microplans at operational level

g.   Preparation of 5/10 years Perspective  Plan at broader landscape(L1) level

Project Status : Completed

 

climate change adaptation in north Eastern region of India (CCA- NER)

 

Assignment Name: Climate Change Adaptation in North Eastern region of India (CCA-NER)-Nagaland, Sikkim and Meghalaya
Name of Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Address: Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, India

Narrative description of Project:

The key objective of assignment was the evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation in North Eastern region of India, which has contributed in enhancing economic, environmental and social conditions within the implementation sectors in the face of changing climate.

CCA-NER is an Indo-German development project financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The program aims “To strengthen adaptive capacities of target groups, therewith reducing their vulnerabilities to climate change in a target-oriented manner”. The program is being implemented in the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Sikkim representing different geographical and bioclimatic zones of the eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot with rural population as the target group, which is being strengthened for adapting better to the likely consequences of climate change.

Specific program components evaluated by GICIA under the CCA-NER program were:

·         Preparation of village water security plans in Tendong Hills, Sikkim

·         Integrated Water Resource Management, Upper Umiam River basin, Meghalaya

·         Drinking water and Sanitation, Mawlyngbna, Meghalaya

·         Regeneration and conservation of oak forests, Sikkim

·         Preservation of biodiversity and culture, KabiLungchok Sacred Preserves, Sikkim

·         Disaster preparedness management plan, Sikkim

·         Eri Peace Silk in Meghalaya and Nagaland

·         Trout farming, Meghalaya

·         Training on oak Mapping/satellite remote sensing, Sikkim

During the evaluation of the CCA-NER program the assessment team, focused on the achievements in terms of financial achievement and physical achievement as prescribed by the funding and implementing agencies in terms of milestones for the program activities. In addition to this gender parity and social equity analysis of the CCA-NER programs were also conducted in conjunction with the evaluation activities. As an outcome of the assessment, bottlenecks were identified within the program and recommendations were provided for the betterment of the same. Further, the assessment team also provided its suggestion regarding the cross-fertilization of the programs within the ambit of CCA-NER for an integrated approach of the operations.

Description of services provided within the assignment:

  • To ascertain as to how effectively the states has been able to achieve the aims and objectives of the program.
  • To assess the progress and implementation of the various activities that has been planned under the program as adaptation measures.
  • To identify the major bottlenecks in the implementation of the Programs in the States.
  • To ascertain the necessity for continuing the program in the states and if need be, to expand the scope of the program.
  • To ascertain as to how effectively the technical support provided by the GIZ under the CCA – NER Program has been utilized by the State implementing agencies in achieving the aims and objectives of the project.
  • To ascertain whether any modification in the objectives, strategies or priorities of the program is called for.
  • To suggest  specific measures for improving the implementation of the program.
Project Status: Completed