According to bank documents, the project objective is to strengthen integrated management of oasis landscapes in targeted governorates in Tunisia.
The project has four components:
Sub-component 1.2 Capacity building. A comprehensive program of sensitization, information and training will address representatives of: (i) key national institutions (such as the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment; Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishing; Ministry of Tourism; Ministry of Energy, Mining and renewable energies; Ministry of Equipment; etc.); (ii) regional institutions (such as the Governorate and the regional branches of technical departments) (including their extension agents and agricultural advisers); and (iii) local level institutions, such as the Agriculture Development Associations (GDAs) and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
Sub-component 1.3: Territorial development planning. The proposed operation will support a comprehensive territorial development planning aimed at realizing economic, social, cultural and environmental goals.
Project Coordination and Management, and Monitoring and Evaluation (about USD 10 million). This component will support the establishment and functioning of a Project Management Unit (PMU), hosted by the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment MALE. The PMU will: ensure fiduciary management, procurement and
monitoring and evaluation for overall project activities, including a monitoring system consistent Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, particularly SDG 15.3 and its indicator 15.3.1 on LDN, while managing the project’s special accounts; prepare consolidated annual work programs and budgets; coordinate procurement and financial management reporting; and coordinate and consolidate periodic progress reports for the project activities. The participation of all relevant stakeholders involved in the regular monitoring and validation of LDN status reporting as well as project implementation outcomes, with a particular attention to gender, will be ensured.
Sr Natural Resources Mgmt. Spec.
Republic of Tunisia
Ministry of Local Affairs anb Environment - DGEQV
Hedi Chebili Chebili
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