Bangladesh: Revision and Alignment of National Action Program (NAP) with UNCCD 10-years Strategic Plan and Framework




Implementation arrangements

 

The TPP executing agency will be DoE while MoEF will be the sponsoring ministry in the administrative structure of the central government, for the planning, promotion, coordination and overseeing the implementation of environmental and forestry programs, and will coordinate the overall TPP activities to achieve the intended TPP objectives.

DoE will execute the MoEF duties on-the-ground through the consistent application of environmental rules and regulations, and provide guidance, training and promotional campaign on improving the awareness of environmental issues. DoE has the capacity to execute the project activities at the field level. Therefore DoE will be the executing agency of this TPP project with necessary engagement of human resources, logistics and operational facilities and services for this project.

The Steering Committee (headed the secretary, MoEF) consists of officials from DoE, MoEF, ERD, IMED, and other relevant agencies. The TPP consultants will also work closely with the Steering Committee. The committee will oversee the overall execution of the project and resolve conflicts/problems, if any.

The Project Implementation Committee (PIC) headed by Director (NRM), DoE will be comprised of members of MoEF, SRDI, ERD, IMED, Planning Commission and other relevant organizations. The PIC will provide necessary guidance for implementation of the project. The committee will meet, at least, twice in a year or as and when necessary.

One local senior consultant (12 person-months on an intermittent basis) and one junior local consultant (12 person-months on an intermittent basis) and one procurement consultant (12 person-month) will be recruited. For NAP alignment one senior consultant/firm will be recruited (12 person-months).

The consultants will be engaged by DoE in accordance with the PPR. Disbursements under the TPP grant will be made in accordance with WB's and GEFTF guidelines for Technical Assistance.

The government is expected to provide in-kind support in the form of office accommodation, counterpart staff capacity, internet web portal for information dissemination, organization of relevant workshops and meetings, facilitation of policy and regulatory approvals, and any other support to best implement the TPP.