Undertaking an evaluation to assess the program’s effectiveness, impact and likelihood of sustainability of the program’s achievements. SPDR is a program supported by DFAT Manila to support the capacity development of the Philippine Department for Social Welfare and Development to increase their preparedness for disaster response.
Establishing a baseline study for the CRIB project, for a Community Disaster Risk Reduction and Management project.
Designing DFATs Manila’s Strategic Framework, Program Logic and M&E framework for its disaster Response and Recovery Assistance Philippines Investment.
Working with an entrepreneurial organization to complete multiple feasibility studies, including recycling, social housing and innovative solar infrastructure projects. Successful in assisting the organization to attract $1m in funding.
Guiding additional consultations and review of draft sustainable management plan with key stakeholders from communities, government agencies and associated NGO’s, to identify priority targets and activities to promote sustainable development and marine conservation in Cristo Rei protected area.
Supporting the organization in the preliminary stage of strategic planning. This phase 1 work involved reviewing all available organizational information and identifying the emerging cross-landscape themes and strategic approaches of the organization; reviewing, mapping and documenting the overarching progress of the organization through the lens of these thematic strategic approaches using a desk assessment and remote consultations with key staff and stakeholders; undertaking a preliminary assessment of these approaches’ strengths (and weaknesses) to further explore, identify, and refine those that offer the potential for growth or scaling; and developing a robust preliminary ‘strategic framework’ to guide and inform full strategic planning.
Undertaking a stock-take of existing capacity building support, materials, efforts and infrastructure related to establishing and managing marine protected areas (MPAs) and supporting marine and coastal conservation across the Coral Triangle (CT). The stock-take was commissioned by the CT Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Regional Secretariat, with the aim to guide and inform the future development of a clear road map for the CTI-CFF to catalyze sufficient institutional capacity and human capital in coastal communities, community organizations and MPA managers to protect 30% of the coastal and marine waters in the Coral Triangle region by 2030.
Providing: (i) a case study on sustainable financing of marine protected areas [Chumbe Island Coral Park – the potential of privately managed MPAs] and, (ii) an ‘Insight’ document [How does the form of MPA governance impact sustainable financing] for an online MPA Toolbox & Learning Platform.
Supporting the Blue Marine Foundation and local partners to develop a program design and funding proposal for a large marine protected area in the Benguela Current marine ecosystem.
Producing a chapter on Sustainable Financing for Protected Areas for the IUCN 2020 State of Oceania’s Protected and Conservation Areas Reports.