Remaining Programme Period…. Workplan July 2004 -June 2005. Planned activities per output…. Output 1.1 Technical assistance for NAP processes provided . Algeria and Jordan : Prepare end of project report, document lessons learned and identify potential ways for future support (2004).
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July 2004 -June 2005
Algeria and Jordan: Prepare end of project report, document lessons learned and identify potential ways for future support (2004).
Lebanon and Syria: Implement pilot activities, end-of-project reports, document lessons learned and future needs. (2004 – 2005).
Morocco: Continue technical support for the implementation of the “Programme d’appui à la lutte contre la pauvreté rurale, la désertification et les effets de sécheresse” (2004-2007); report on results and lessons learned.
Yemen: Continue technical support for the implementation to the “Decentralization and Local Development Support Programme” (2004-2007); report on results and lessons learned.
Tunisia: Prepare action plans for four governorates. (2004-2006).
Iran: Finalize formulation of mobile pastoralism project and initiate its implementation. (2004 – 2007)
Palestinian Territories: Mobilize financial resources for the project ‘Natural Resource Management / West Bank. (2004 – 2003)
1- Support national efforts to improve communication and coordination among stakeholders.
In Tunisia, while formulating the action plans for the governorates, efforts will be directed towards improving vertical coordination between national and local levels and horizontal coordination between the various stakeholders at the local level.
In Morocco, the programme will support the promotion of participatory approaches at the local level and multi-sectoral planning at the national level.
In Yemen, training of the newly elected local councils to integrate proper land and water management into district planning.
In Syria, the programme will continue its support to the mainstreaming of NAP priorities into the development plans of relevant ministries and the State Planning Commission.
In Lebanon, programme support will continue to advocate for the adoption of the NAP by the Council of Ministers; it will also build the capacity of local focal points and community organizations for NAP implementation.
2- Review on-going efforts towards the integration of dryland issues into policy and planning frameworks in four pilot countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Syria and Lebanon.
3- Report on the findings of the review and identify opportunities, challenges and needs for future assistance.
Lebanon and Syria: Implement pilot activities in Deir El Ahmar and Aarsal (Lebanon) and Sahl El Dow (the Syrian Badia); document results and lessons learned.
Morocco: Implement PAL-PDS (local facilitators, multi-sector coordination, local development actions, improved NRM practices); report on results; document and disseminate lessons learned.
Iran: Initiate implementation of the Mobile Pastoralism Project. The purpose of the project is to revive traditional tribal social arrangements in order to improve rangeland management.
Yemen: Implement DLDSP (provisions for land and water improvement in district planning; Training of local council members: managerial (financial planning and management of district plans) and technical aspects (elaboration of local development plans, good practices in land and water management and impact monitoring and reporting).
Lebanon: finalize the development of PDF-A/OP 15 application to the GEF; proposal development for an MSP.
Iran: prepare the Iranian component of the global GEF/OP 15 programme on pastoral mobility (PDF-B; full size project).
Jordan: identify and support the development of a NAP priority project.
Palestinian Territories: Explore co-funding opportunities for the implementation of the “Natural Resource Management in the West Bank” project.
Syria: Follow-up on partnership building meeting and support development of PDF-A/OP 15 application to the GEF.
SRAP-WA: Provide technical backstopping to pilot projects in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Yemen.
Al-Kabeer River Basin (Syria and Lebanon): Contribute to project development including need assessment, consultation process and drafting of GEF project document.
Monitoring desertification and CCD implementation: Promote networking and experience exchange between on-going initiatives in the Mashreq region (GTZ/ACSAD activities in Lebanon and Syria) and similar initiatives in the Maghreb region (UMA/OSS in Morocco and Tunisia).
WANA Programme (Regional programme for the sustainable development of rainfed areas in West Asia and North Africa): follow-up with the Global Mechanism and ICARDA on the status of this initiative and possible collaboration.