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A Pilot Biodiversity Conservation Initiative in Shigar Valley Skardu Baltistan

August 9, 2014



Project Number: PAK/SGP/OP5/Y2/STAR/2013/02 Country: Pakistan Area Of Work: Biodiversity Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 48,525.25 Co-Financing cash: US$ 49,950.00 Start Date: 6/2014 End Date: 5/2015 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: Nature of the proposed activity Immediate objectives Expected project deliverables Description of the proposed activities required in order to realize the project s objective, clearly indicating the sequence of activity (with time frame, responsible party etc.) Target beneficiaries in terms of socio-economics, geography and gender, should be elaborated Strategy for development of indicators to assess project progress and achievements. The indicators should be specific, measurable, attainable, reliable ad time bound (SMART). Project work-plan matrix with indicators and monitoring schedule (Annex II) The project will provide a conservation overlay to a sizeable baselinf of sustainable development intervention. The following objective, outputs and activities will be carried with financial assistance from GEF UNDP and also provides quantifaiable indicators for project impact monitoring: Development Objective: To protect and ensure sustainability of biodiversity in Shigar Valley (Water Shed Area of Karakoram National Park). Project Objective: Establishment of effective management of community based biodiversity conservation covering targeted ecological landscape. Output 1. Strengthen the institutional and human capacity of community organizations to conserve biological diversity, planning and management systems are in place. 1.1. Initiate dialogues with target communities, finalize early incentives to community (Physical infrastructure e.g. Protective Bund, Seabuckthorn Nurseries etc.) 1.1.1. Initiate dialogues with community leaders at village level. 1.1.2. Finalize community entry strategy. 1.1.3. Mobilize community representatives for cluster/valley level planning. 1.1.4. Finalize early incentive for VCCs. 1.2. Establish village/valley conservation committees (VCCs) 1.2.1. Establish Terms of Reference for VCCs 1.2.2. Negotiate Terms of Partnership with VCCs for conservation 1.2.3. Develop Work Plans for VCCs. 1.2.4. Monitoring of activities 1.3. Design and implement culturally appropriate strategies for involving women in the initiative. 1.3.1. Develop strategies to involve women in conservation activities. 1.3.2. Sensitize project staff to gender issues. 1.3.3. Perform gender analyses at village level 1.3.4. Establish women sub committees 1.4. Undertake conservation management planning at village level. 1.4.1. Establish planning framework with partners (CKNP/Forest Department) 1.4.2. Undertake resource need assessments 1.4.3. Develop conservation plans 1.4.4. Provide technical assistance to VCCs through partners Output 2. Impart conservation values to local communities through conservation education awareness d

Project completion date : 2015-05-31 12:00:00

Major organization : SGP THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME

Address : House # 144, Defence Officers Housing Society, Phase 1 Hyderabad, Asia, 71000 Attn: Mr. Masood Lohar



Country :Pakistan

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234


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