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Key Activities

Bagh neighborhood group CBDRM action plans prepared

  • Conduct training of project soum field officers on working with community groups, CBDRM, and project outputs and activities (Q1 2017)
  • Orient bagh communities and soum administrations on CBDRM and the project (Q2 2017)
  • Recruit and register bagh neighborhood groups (Q2 2017)
  • Train bagh neighborhood groups on disaster risk assessment and development of action plans (Q2 2017)
  • Conduct disaster risk assessments based on consultations with the bagh neighborhood groups and existing secondary risk information (Q3 2017)
  • Assist bagh neighborhood groups to draft, revise and finalize action plans, including identification of infrastructure, training, management needs, communication mechanisms, etc. (Q4 2017)
  • Submit bagh neighborhood group plans to bagh governor and soum administrations for approval (Q4 2017)
  • Train bagh neighborhood groups on how to implement their action plan and monitor plan implementation (Q4 2017–Q4 2018)
  • Expand the existing soum emergency management plans to include multi-hazard CBDRM considerations based on aggregated bagh neighborhood group action plans (Q2 2018)
  • Assist bagh neighborhood groups to update action plans at the end of the project (Q3 2019)
  1. Small-scale infrastructure, equipment, and technology for disaster resilience piloted

2.1       Provide equipment and personal protective gear for bagh neighborhood groups in Dornod, Sukhbaatar, and Khuvsgul soums with high risk of fires (Q1 2018)

2.2       Design shelters for livestock and fodder storage facilities for bagh neighborhood groups in Dornod, Gobi-Altai, and Sukhbaatar soums with high risk of dzud (Q2 2018)

2.3       Conduct construction demonstrations in each soum, Bagh neighborhood groups in Dornod, Gobi-Altai, and Sukhbaatar soums build shelters/storage facilities to increase resilience to dzud. (Q3 2018)

2.4       Construct wells and water points for bagh neighborhood groups in Gobi-Altai with high risk of dzuds (Q3 2018)

2.5       Provide barometers for early warning purposes to bagh neighborhood groups in Gobi-Altai with high risk of dzuds (Q1 2018)

2.6       Support alternative livelihood options by rehabilitating two irrigation systems in Sharga soum to (i) increase hay production, and (ii) expand vegetable growing, respectively (Q2 2018)

2.7       Design and cut firebreaks along soum borders to prevent steppe fire spreading in Dornod and  Sukhbaatar (Q2 2018)

2.8       Design and cut firebreaks and provide water tanks to prevent forest fire spreading in Khuvsgul (Q3 2018)

2.9       Equip border patrol in Khuvsgul to assist in responding to forest fires (Q1 2018)

2.10     Design and pilot forest fire early warning system in two Khuvsgul soums (Q2 2018)

  1. CBDRM capacity of NEMA, LEMAs, and soum administrations strengthened

3.1       Design and conduct trainings to soum administrations on role of bagh neighborhood groups in disaster resilience (Q4 2017)

3.2       Design and conduct a “train the trainer” program for NEMA and LEMA on disaster resilience (Q2 2018)

3.3       Improve NEMA’s GIS capabilities by upgrading disaster database and communication among NEMA, LEMA, soums (Q3 2018)

3.4       Design and conduct training on GIS basics and remote sensing for NEMA and LEMA “super users” (Q4 2018)

3.5       Provide siren systems, radio phones and GPS equipment for relevant soums and LEMAs (Q1 2018)

3.6       Provide personal protective gear for project LEMAs and soum administrations for fire response, and to MOFA to administer livestock medicine for dzud resilience (Q1 2018)

3.7       Provide specialized road unblocking equipment to project LEMAs to increase accessibility in dzud or other severe weather conditions (Q1 2018)

3.8       Provide light equipment to Dornod and Sukhbaatar LEMAs for fighting steppe fires (Q1 2018)

3.9       Develop and disseminate knowledge of project activities, publications, implement stakeholder communications  (Q4 2019)

3.10     Organize and host a symposium to present learnings and applications of training and pilot demonstration under the project (Q4 2019)

Project Management Activities

Establish a PSC to guide grant implementation

Establish a PIU to support grant implementation, coordination, and technical capacity of NEMA

Recruit consultants for PIU

Monitor and evaluate project impact, outcome, and outputs using the project performance management system; submit semi-annual progress reports until 2019

Prepare inception (Q1 2017), midterm (Q3 2018) and final (Q 2019) reports

Support bi-annual project review missions until 2019