updated 4:07 PM MDT, Jun 16, 2017

Achievements

Achievements on Outcome 1
(Policies, Institutions and Individuals mandated to manage coastal areas strengthened to reduce the risk of climate change):


Policy Guidelines & Institutional Strengthening

  • Environmental Policy Guidelines to help deliver Sea & River Defense Risk Management (SRDRMP) as part of existing environmental regulatory framework developed (November 2014)
  • Policy Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management & Sea and River Defense Risk Management for the Gambia developed (November 2014)
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  • River Development Guidance Manual developed (November 2014)
  • Training on Improving the roles of key sectoral agencies (NEA, MoW and Coastal and Marine Environment Working Group (CMEWG)), in matters of Sea and River Disaster Risk Management (SRDRM)
  • SRDRM Training Manual Developed (November 2014)
  • Addressing Sea & River  Defence Risk Management in Key National Laws and Policies Manual developed (October 2014)
  • Assessing Institutional Needs for Sea & Diver Disaster Management Manual developed (November 2014)
  • Enhancing the role of the coastal & Marine Environment working Group of the NEA manual developed (October 2014)
  • Adapting Coastal Infrastructure to climate Change (November 2014)

Designs & Studies

  • Designs produced for control of erosion at both locations based on studies of local hydrographic, including bathymetric, and topographic conditions
  • Design for coastal protection infrastructure
  • Study on climate risk management for sea & river defense
  • Design for the construction of a polder at Tendaba

 

Achievements on Outcome 2
(Vulnerability of coastal investment to climate risks reduced through the design, construction and maintenance of coastal construction; including the restoration of mangroves in degraded areas)

Designs & Studies

  • Preliminary Studies for construction of Integrated Farming System at Darsilami & Illiassa (Design & Specification developed (November,2014)
  • Study to Assess Mangrove Dieback: Community Sensitization Workshops (November, 2014).
  • Study to Assessment Mangrove Die-back: Causes of Mangrove Die-back in The Gambia (November,2014)
  • Study to Assess Mangrove Die-back: Community Mangrove Restoration Training Manual (November, 2014).
  • Study to Assess Mangrove Die-back: A Review of Mangrove Ecology in The Gambia (November,2014)
  • Strategic Implementation Plan for Mangrove Restoration (January,2015)

    Other Deliverables
  • Mangroves restored in the three (3) Identified sites of Tanbi wetlands, Bintang Bolong Tributary and Nuimi National Parks.
  • 27.3 Hectares of Mangrove area restored between August to September.2015 in the identified three zones
  • 1.7 million Propagules planted in the three (3) zones between August and September, 2015.
  • Community sensitization workshops on importance of mangroves and mangrove restoration conducted in August 2015 in the three (3) identified zones.
  • All participating communities trained on mangrove restoration

 

Achievements on Outcome 3
(Rural livelihoods in the coastal zone enhanced and protected from the impacts of climate change through the demonstration and transfer of successful coastal adaptation technologies and the introduction of economic diversification).

Designs & Studies

  • Support to Fisheries in Bao Bolong and Tanbi wetlands: Baseline Income Status of Beneficiary Communities (December,2014)
  • Support to Alternative Livelihoods: Value Chain Analysis of Onion, Tomato, Pepper, Fish & Honey (December,2015)

Other Deliverables

  • Total of 4600m perimeter fencing provided to five communities (three communities (Misera, Bintang & Toubakolong) have 1000m each and two (Bondali Tenda & Illiassa have 800m each)
  • The garden fencing in the five (5) communities of Misera, Bondali Tenda, Illiassa, Toubakolong and Bintang directly benefitted 736 people of which 663 are female and 73 male. An estimated 5888 people indirectly benefited from the garden fencing.
  • Protective razor wire placed over the Bondali Tenda 800m perimeter fence to prevent monkeys jumping over the fence and into the garden
  • The four (4) communities of  Misera, Bondali Tenda, Illiassa and Bintang now have 2 hectares  for growing vegetables alones
  • The four (4) communities of Misera, Bondali Tenda, Illiassa and Bintang also have an extra 2 to 3.5hectares for growing rain-fed crops hence significantly promoting diversification from growing only vegetables
  • Increased participation of men which is different from traditional female only participation. 
  • Established water supply infrastructure comprising of an overhead tank, 30 x 1m3 reservoirs, 2 x 10m3 reservoirs, a reticulation system, two tube wells and a borehole fitted with solar-powered pumps in each of the gardens of Misera, Bondali Tenda, Illiassa and Bintang. The water supply system provided for the gardens above each has a minimum of 25 years guarantee.
  • The water supply systems provides 80m3/day of water for each garden which is more than the recommended 60m3/day  for 2ha
  • A modern multi-purpose building constructed at Misera, Bondali Tenda, Illiassa, Toubakolong and Bintang each with following the facilities: open hall,  naturally-cooled storage room, solar-powered lighting and water supply, modern toilet and bathroom facilities, kitchen fitted with an improved cooking stove
  • Each of the multi-purpose building has a rainwater harvesting system attached to roof hence enhance water conservation in the garden
  • The fishing community of Tendaba provided with three fiberglass boats with corresponding three Yamaha 15 horsepower outboard machines, life-saving fishing gears and accessories for fishing only.
  • The community of Misera provided with one fiberglass boat  with a Yamaha 15 horsepower outboard machine, life-saving fishing gears and accessories for river transport and occasional fishing
  • Accounting and Banking system established in  both the communities of Misera and Tendaba for the income from the boats
  • The project support to fisheries in the communities of Tendaba and Misera directly benefitted 72 beneficiaries of which 45 are women and 27 men. Indirect beneficiaries are estimated to be 576 people.
  • The two communities Misera and Darsilami are provided with life-long 300 fire-resistant fiberglass beehives each with capacity of 20liters.
  • The two communities of Misera and Darsilami also benefitted from honey harvesting and processing gears and accessories.
  • A total of 47 people already trained from both communities on environmentally-friendly and sustainable ways of harvesting honey
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