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Measuring Changes towards Impact Vision Ghana’s Experience Oliver Eleeza. Why FNR. 1990. Over 80% loss of forest resources (8.2m ha to <1.5m ha) Loss of livelihood source for > 60% of population (majority being poor men & women)

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Measuring Changes towards ImpactVision Ghana’s ExperienceOliver Eleeza


Why fnr
Why FNR

  • 1990

  • Over 80% loss of forest resources (8.2m ha to <1.5m ha)

  • Loss of livelihood source for > 60% of population (majority being poor men & women)

  • Extractive sector not contributing to poverty reduction & livelihood improvement

2000


Human rights abuses:

  • Arbitrary arrest and detention of some suspects in private detention facilities of mining companies


Shooting of peaceful demonstrators by security agencies acting on behalf of mining companies resulting in death or maiming;


Abandoned mine trenches and cyanide containment ponds acting on behalf of mining companies resulting in death or maiming;

Mine rock waste /  mine waste disposal on fertile lands

Wacam’s research in 2009 indicated that about 250 community rivers in Tarkwa and Obuasi areas are polluted

Cyanide spillages and seepages into water bodies destroying life forms in rivers and the aesthetic value of rivers


Acid mine drainage. acting on behalf of mining companies resulting in death or maiming;

Land issues:

  • Mode of land acquisition;

  • Forced eviction;

  • Low Compensation and mode of assessment of compensation;

  • Resettlement Problems

  • Land use problems due to non-existence of proper land use plan


Toc fnr

PRO-POOR NATURAL RESOURCE POLICIES ESTABLISHED WITH CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

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ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT NRM INSTITUTIONS

  • “Sustainable Forest and Natural Resource Management in Ghana contributes to poverty reduction and improve livelihoods of the poor, marginalized and vulnerable

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TOC FNR

  • A VIBRANT CIVIL SOCIETY LEGITIMATELY AND EFFECTIVELY EXERCISING AND DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY

  • IMPROVED SOCIO-ECONOMIC CAPITAL AND ABILITY TO EXERCISE RIGHT TO NRM


Impact groups
Impact Groups CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

  • Tenant / migrant / settler farmers (men and women) without security of tenure to invest in forest and natural resource production and development-widows, female headed households

  • poor, marginalized and vulnerable men and women in communities whose source of livelihoods are negatively affected by extractive activities (mining, sand winning, logging) and plantation development-widows, female headed households

  • adolescent boys and girls of school going age in rural communities who are not in school


Path ways short term 3 4 years

Short Term (3 - 4 years) CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

Emergence of vibrant and dynamic community groups

VPA – vehicle for FWP reviewed with legal backing for community tenure;

fulfillment of corporate social responsibilities

DA incorporate Communities Action Plan into MTDP with budget and implement

Short Term (5-10 years)

NR extraction and financial information is public knowledge and available on public notice boards

Communities in control of forest resource development and management

NRM informed by a holistic national governance vision

Path ways- Short Term (3 - 4 years)

Long Term (10-15 years)

  • improvement of incomes and livelihood


Break through

PRO-POOR NATURAL RESOURCE POLICIES ESTABLISHED WITH CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

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ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT NRM INSTITUTIONS

Break-through

  • IMPROVED SOCIO-ECONOMIC CAPITAL AND ABILITY TO EXERCISE RIGHT TO NRM

  • A VIBRANT CIVIL SOCIETY LEGITIMATELY AND EFFECTIVELY EXERCISING AND DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY


Program indicators fnrp
Program Indicators FNRP CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

  • % of households with access to secure land tenure by head of the household

  • % of local actors with meaningful participation in productive natural resource management at community level by sex

  • Proportion of land area covered by forest


Measuring changes towards impact preparations
Measuring Changes towards Impact-Preparations CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

  • Participatory evaluation of the ANR Phase1 portfolio-DM&E Capacity Assessment

  • Tailored Training Sessions on M&E & Learning in Ghana for CARE, partners and government agencies.–March 15th to April 4th 2009

  • Strengthened M&E staffing (from one to three)

  • Two year M&E Strategic Action Plan for CARE in Ghana

  • Community of Practice concept for Learning and Innovation- PLT and M&E WG etc


M e working group
M&E Working Group CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

MMT

PLT

Level one: Reference

(STC, PCs)

Level two: Operational/Advisory

(M&E staff, GDA, PDA,SLI)

Other Thematic groups

M&E Interest groups

PMs Automatic


Measuring changes towards impact progress
Measuring Changes towards Impact-Progress CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

  • Identification of UCP and Impact groups

  • M&E plans for Projects or Programme Initiatives with indicators,

  • An Annual Programme Review and Progress Reporting

  • Baseline studies to generate knowledge and learning for impact measurement. Participatory!-Tools and Approach

  • Programme Impact Measurement Plan at the discussion stage-Inputs required.


Challenges please help
Challenges-Please help!!!!!!! CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

  • Systematic involvement of partners in Programme M&E

  • Building strategic partnership around impact measurement

  • Data availability and timing for impact measurement


Merci

Merci! CORRESPONDING LEGAL BACKING

Any Questions, comments or Suggestions


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