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GEF Sustainable Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management Project (Pacific IWRM Project). SOPAC. GEF Pacific IWRM Project Management Arrangements. What are project management arrangements for? Regional Project Steering Committee and TOR’s

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GEF Sustainable Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management Project (Pacific IWRM Project)

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GEF Pacific IWRM Project Management Arrangements

  • What are project management arrangements for?

  • Regional Project Steering Committee and TOR’s

  • Regional Technical Advisory Group – Pacific Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Water Management

  • National Water Committees, National Project Steering Committee

  • Role of Focal Points

  • National Financial Arrangements and Project Reporting Requirements


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Pacific IWRM Project Management Arrangements

  • Governance arrangements and policy making structures for the project

  • Provides structures, systems and processes that ensure accountability and technical soundness for the delivery of activities, project reporting and financial management against agreed decisions


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Pacific IWRM Project Regional Steering Committee (RSC) and TOR’s

  • Same as Pacific IWRM Project Steering Committee formed under the design phase

  • Includes

    • IWRM Country Focal Points involved in the design phase of the Pacific IWRM Project

    • Selected members of the Pacific Partnership Initiative, NGO’s and SOPAC as Chair

  • Facilitate liason between UNDP and UNEP on overall project governance

  • Provide managerial and governance advice to project and guide PCU in implementation and monitoring

  • Regional forum for reviewing and resolving national concerns, review and approve work-plans and budgets and provide a platform for stakeholder participation


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Regional Technical Advisory Group (RTAG)

  • Will assist in the implementation of the national and regional project activities

  • The Pacific Partnership Initiative on SWM will act as the RTAG

  • Biennial technical meeting linked to RSC.

  • Provides country sharing, technical review of implementation and sustainability and replicability opportunities


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National Project Steering Committee/National Water Committees

  • National Water Committees

    • Water Safety Planning Committees

    • National Water and Sanitation Committees

    • Etc.

  • National Steering Committees

    • Responsible for securing national level of cooperation from their respective country including securing information and resources

    • GEF OFP’s, SLM FP’s, PACC FP’s

    • Membership re-confirmed during first 6 months of implementation

  • Water Committees are sometimes in fact National SC’s as well


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Role of Focal Points (FP’s)

  • IWRM Focal Points in the Project design phase of the Pacific IWRM Project will retain their role as IWRM FP’s in the implementation of the project

  • IWRM FP’s will :

    • Act in the role of SC member to provide Technical assistance, policy guidance and political support for project implementation

    • Annually review programme progress and make recommendations

    • Serve as liason to and involve GEF agencies

    • Provide project oversight

    • Assist in national and regional project team recruitment


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National Financial Arrangements and Reporting Requirements

  • Financials

    • SOPAC receives funds from UNDP and UNEP

    • SOPAC disburses funds to countries on basis on annual work-plans and on the ground situation

    • Countries need to consider setting up local accounts for receiving funds (treasury, finance, ministry, project account)

    • Responsibility for this is with the Ministry hosting national project team together with national project team, and IWRM FP’s

    • SOPAC will sign an MoA with countries during inception phase agreeing to this financial disbursement and other reporting requirements


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National Financial Arrangements and Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting

    • National quarterly narrative and financial reports will be required

    • National project teams generate reports and send through to SOPAC PCU as a means of monitoring and evaluation of project progress on a quarterly basis

    • Templates for reports will be sent through to project teams for support

  • A project Management training is planned to be carried out with national teams during inception phase


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