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Output 2.1: LME based indicators linked to national and regional M&E mechanisms are developed and captured within institutional work programmes and budgets
• Recruitment of a Marine (LME) Indicators Specialist
• Identify National M&E Specialists
• Draft and adopt Terms of Reference for a LME M&E Activity and Report (ensuring capture of the IW monitoring and indicators approach)
• National Workshops to agree on appropriate indicators, monitoring mechanisms, identification of appropriate national monitoring institute(s), capacity building, etc.
• Regional Technical Stakeholder Workshop to define requirements for LME monitoring
• Adoption at national level of work programme, budget and national reporting commitments to a regional LME monitoring process.
A. LME Indicator Specialist recruited and contracted
B. ToRs for development of M&E Programmes and Indicators at national and regional level
C. Report from national Workshops including information cited above
D. Report from Regional Workshop with requirements for LME Monitoring
E. Nationally Adopted Work Programmes and Annual Reports
Output 2.2: A region wide socio-economic valuation of near-shore marine goods and services is undertaken to gain greater understanding of the social and economic importance of these areas
• Sub-contract to perform the economic valuation. Sub-contractor will prepare a study implementation plan for approval of the PM, including the methodology to be employed, budget, timeline and deliverables.
• Peer review the study design.
• Consultation with national experts and stakeholders
• Peer review of the final report.
• Editing, design, printing, and distribution of the Final Report.
A. ToR developed for sub-contract
B. Sub-contractors identified
C. Adopted Study Plan for Socio-Economic Survey
D. Final Report of Survey
E. Policy Level Briefing Document focusing on both National And Regional advantages of the LME approach as defined through the Socio-Economic Evaluation Survey
F. Distribution list and follow-up strategy for assessing effectiveness of Briefing Document
Output 2.3: National and regional data handling, storage and synthesis focal centres are established
• ICBS to confirm national focal institutions for LME data management
• ICBS to convene a regional work-shop with ToR for establishing regional and data handling, storage and distribution requirements
• ICBS to convene national work-shops to establish national data handling, storage and distribution requirements
• ICBS to draft regional and national data management plans in coordination with countries and other pertinent stakeholders
• Report listing the national/regional focal centres selected to handle, store, and distribute stored data and information. Report should be descriptive of the selection criteria used and include estimates of start-up costs to be incurred by the project, if any.
• ICBS and PCU to draft and agree a work programme and budget for regional and national capacity building for data management
• National data management centres and regional node(s) established and functional
A. Formal list of National Data Management Focal Institutes
B. Report from the Regional Workshop on Data Management
C. Report from National Workshops on Data Management and Handling
D. Formally adopted Regional and National Data Management Plans including work programmes and budgets for capacity building
E. National Data Management Centres and Regional Data Management Node Annual Reports to ASCLME Programme
Output 2.4: Use of GIS and predictive models expanded to increase systems knowledge
• ICBS to convene Programme level Work Group to review Programme and Project GIS and remote sensing needs. Review to include undertaking an inventory of available GIS and remote sensing capability and work already existing in the region, and to determine a programme for the application of GIS and remote sensing work to be undertaken during Programme and Project implementation, with a description of the requisite equipment for and costs related to recommended activities.
• Prepare a report to the PM with results of the Work Group discussion including recommendations and rationale for purchase and deployment of perceived, necessary GIS and remote sensing capability for project and programme related tasks, and requirements for capacity building/training.
• Circulation of draft report to pertinent stakeholders and finalisation of report for adoption by Technical Steering Group. Draft report to include a work programme for the project life-time complete with objectives, rationale, budget, and timelines for GIS and remote sensing activities to be undertaken during programme and project implementation.
• Editing, design, publication and distribution of materials/reports emanating from GIS and remote sensing work undertaken.
• Planning and execution of four training workshops to help develop country and regional based GIS and remote sensing expertise.
A. Identification of Programme Level work group and planning/convening of workshop
B. Report from Programme level Working Group on GIS and Remote Sensing data handling and management needs, along with a work programme and budget that also addresses training and capacity building at the national and regional level.
C. Reports from training workshops
D. Annual GIS/RS data management reports