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Title of National sub-Project

Biodiversity Mainstreaming in Coastal Landscapes within the Negril Environmental Protection Area of Jamaica.

Location of National sub-Project

Jamaica Map

Budget

jamaica budget

Table of Sub-Project Outputs and GEF funding and co-finance

National Sub-project 1.4: Jamaica

GEF Funding (US$)

Co-Financing (US$)

GoJ Support (US$)

Total component Cost (US$)

COMPONENT 1:  Integrated approaches to land management, land use, pollution management and management of the hydrodynamics of the Negril Environmental Protection Area (EPA)

982,400

1,787,177

 

2,769,577

COMPONENT 2: Improvement of water, land, ecosystems and biodiversity resources of the Negril Morass, taking into account climate change, sensitive ecosystems and ecosystem services

1,088,820

7,916,500

 

9,005,320

COMPONENT 3:  Strengthening of policies and legal and institutional frameworks and capacity building for sustainable land management, integrated management of water resources and the management of ecosystem services, taking into account climate change

164,000

200,000

 

364,000

COMPONENT 4: Communication, awareness, policy dialogue, sustainability and lessons learnt

414,465

305,400

 

719,865

Component 5: Project Administration & Monitoring and Evaluation, and Audit

465,000

134,401

438,413

1,037,814

TOTAL

3,114,685

10,343,478

438,413

13,896,576

Results Indicators

Regional Component

Regional Indicators

C1. TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS & BENEFITS

C1.1 Measurable stress reduction at project sites through appropriate sustainable water, land and ecosystems management interventions that account for climate change.

C1.2 Enhanced livelihood opportunities and socio-economic co-benefits for targeted communities from improved ecosystem services functioning.

C2. MONITORING SYSTEMS

C2.1 Strengthened national and regional systems for monitoring of environmental status with respect to key international agreements.

C3.  POLICY & CAPACITY

C3.1 By the end of the project, the national policy and legislative environmentstrengthened to supportan integrated and effective management of water, land and ecosystems resources that account for climate change.

C3.2 Strengthened capacity of national and regional institutions and other stakeholders for water, land, and ecosystems management that accounts for climate change.

C4.  KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

C4.1. Improved engagement and information access for practitioners and other stakeholders through targeted knowledge sharing networks.

GEF FA Objectives, Project Results and Corresponding National Project Results

GEF Focal Area Outcome

Project Outcomes (above)

National Project Results

National Component 1: Integrated approaches to land management, land use, pollution management and management of the hydrodynamics of the Negril Environmental Protection Area (EPA) and related national priorities to support project sustainability

IW 1.3, 2.3; LD 3.3, BD 2.1

C1.1
Solutions

  • Land use management plans zoning priority areas developed based on restorative need, leading to improved biodiversity conservation (LD 3.3 and BD 2.1)
  • Water level management plan developed and measures and technical solutions implemented to restore the hydrology of the Negril Morass based on the specific habitat requirements within year one of the project (IW 1.3)
    • Criteria and elements to be used for the rehabilitation and management of hydrological regime based on habitat requirements (BD 2.1)
    • Sustainable use zones developed, water control mechanisms installed and hydrological targets achieved (IW 1.3)
  • Updated existing ecosystems database to include but not limited to, a wetland resource repository using site specific spatial database (BD 2.1)

Updated 20 year old EPA management plan to enhance functions/services based on desired habitat requirements for increasing the number of associated species and for improving water quality (IW 1.1, IW 1.4., IW 2.1 and BD 2.1)

LD 3.2; BD 2.1

C1.2
Benefits

  • Improved management and practices in the project (LD 3.2).
  • Improved livelihoods within selected communities (BD 2.1 and LD 3.2)
  • Research on the impact of approved developments on the local and national environment (LD3.2).
  • Planning for the deceased national research and guidelines with a special focus for Negril completed (LD3.2)

 

National Component 2: Improvement of water, land, ecosystems and biodiversity resources of the Negril EPA, taking into account climate change, sensitive ecosystems and ecosystem services

IW 2.1; BD 2.1

C2.1 
Benefits

  • Restored habitat of targeted species through the design and implementation of a restoration programmefor the terrestrial, fresh water and marine environments (BD 2.1)
  • By the end of the project, an integrated pollution control and water quality monitoring programme piloted (IW2.1 and BD2.1)
  • By 2022, 70% of the targeted population shows a change in understanding, behaviour and practices towards the pollution impact on the environment (IW2.1 and BD2.1)
  • Assessment & monitoring programme designed and implementedto improve the water quality of the water quality within the project area (IW2.1 and BD 2.1)
  • By 2022 LBS intervention designed and implementedto improve the water quality of the water quality within the project area (IW2.1 and BD 2.1) Baseline on air quality established and improvement in measurable indicators recorded (BD2.1)
  • By 2022 at least 60% of targeted tourism related entities are certified as green business.
  • A 10% overall improvement in seagrass coverage by 2022 and 40% by 2024.

National Component 3: Strengthening of policy, legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable land management, integrated management of water resources and the management of ecosystem services, taking into account climate change

IW 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, BD 2.1, LD 3.1, LD 3.2

C3.1
Policy

  • Enhanced sustainable use of wetland resources (BD 2.1)
  • Confirmation of long term land tenure and management arrangements (LD 3.1)
  • Sustainable, conservation and protection of the habitat of targeted species (BD 2.1)
  • Improved range of targeted species and heterogeneity of floral and faunal communities (BD 2.1)
  • Sustainable farming practices and alternative livelihood programs implemented using best environmental practices resulting in improved water quality, reduced brush fires and improved peat reserves (LD 3.2)
  • Reduction in peat resource degradation leading to improved human health and ecosystem functioning (LD 3.1 and BD 2.1)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/Public-Private-Partnership strategy and implementation framework developed for local and national response

LD 3.1, 3.2; SFM 1.1, 1.2

C3.2 
Capacity

  • Wetland management effectiveness improved (LD 3.1, LD 3.2, SFM 1.1 and SFM 1.2)
  • Effective local capacity built for participation in long-term protected area management and sustainable land use planning and management (BD 2.1)
  • Increased awareness on the importance of the functionality of the morass to sustainable livelihoods, the tourism sector as well as the achievements and benefits of the project (LD 3.1, LD 3.2, SFM 1.1 and SFM 1.2)
  • Increased capacity to apply the understanding of the hydrological fluctuations influencing ecological dynamics of wetland (IW 1.3)
  • National and local institution in the project area strengthened by the end of the project to effectively manage, institutionalise and sustain the results post project.
  • Capacity of NEPA to institute projects effectively improved through the utilization of technology.
  • Information Communication Technology system upgraded by year 2 and video conferencing systems acquired to facilitate training workshops

National Component 4: Communications: Knowledge Building; Policy Dialogue; Sustainability& Lessons Learnt

SFM 1.3

 

 

C4.1. 
Knowledge& Advocacy

 

  • Communications campaign designed and executed.
  • Knowledge base for the project’s programme of work (IW 2.1 and BD2.1)
  • Improved knowledge of native wetland flora and fauna and management options to enhance ecosystem resources (SFM 1.3)
  • Increased public knowledge and understanding of the function and importance of wetland biodiversity and the need for conservation (SFM 1.3)
  • Improved knowledge base, locally and nationally, to understand the hydrological fluctuation influencing the ecological dynamic of the wetland (IW 1.3)
  •  Scientifically and technically sound understanding of progress achieved through project interventions (IW 2.1 and BD 2.1)

SLLR

Sustainability, Lessons Learnt & Scale-up

  • Formal agreement established with existing local entities within the project area to monitor and sustain the activities during and after project implementation by the March 2018 (SFM 1.3)
  • Lessons documented during project implementation and a strategy developed to share these lessons learnt by the project mid-point.
  • Strategy to scale-up activities prepared by three months prior to the end of the implementation of the project.

National Component 5: Project Administration & Monitoring and Evaluation, and Audit

 

 

  • Full staffing of the PMU by January 2018
  • Equipping of the PMU to execute the project
  • Detailed implementation plan developed
  • Monitoring and Evaluation plan designed by March 2018 and executed by throughout project implementation and post project.
  • Stakeholder management plan with key mechanisms/strategies for relationship management
  • Project Steering Committee established, and quarterly meetings held
  • Project advisory group established within Negril and biennial meetings held
  • Annual audit of project
  • Mid –term and end term evaluations conducted
  • Project management and implementation risks identified, ranked and management strategies applied
  • National communication strategy and campaign implemented
  • Partnership agreements/letters with relevant stakeholders.
  • Financial management plan developed and executed
  • Annual procurement plan developed with tracking matrix
  • All relevant reports completed within agreed timeframe and at the highest standard.

Dashboard of Project Activity Progress

jamaica activity

National sub-Project Timeline

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Supported By

  • The GEF
  • un environment
  • UNDP
  • UN Environment
  • carpha
  • CARICOM
  • OECS
  • SGP UNDP