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       July 2004 -June 2005
Planned activities per output…
Output 1.1 Technical assistance for
NAP processes provided

 Algeria and Jordan: Prepare end of project
 report, document lessons learned and identify
 potential ways for future support (2004).

 Lebanon and Syria: Implement pilot activities,
 end-of-project reports, document lessons learned
 and future needs. (2004 – 2005).
Output 1.1 Technical assistance for
NAP processes provided
 Morocco: Continue technical support for the
 implementation of the “Programme d‟appui à la lutte
 contre la pauvreté rurale, la désertification et les effets de
 sécheresse” (2004-2007); report on results and lessons
 learned.

 Yemen: Continue technical support for the implementation
 to the “Decentralization and Local Development Support
 Programme” (2004-2007); report on results and lessons
 learned.
Output 1.1 Technical assistance for
NAP processes provided

 Tunisia: Prepare action plans for four governorates. (2004-
 2006).

 Iran: Finalize formulation of mobile pastoralism project
 and initiate its implementation. (2004 – 2007)

 Palestinian Territories: Mobilize financial resources for
 the project „Natural Resource Management / West Bank.
 (2004 – 2003)
Output 1.2 – Integration of dryland
issues into national development
frameworks promoted
1- Support national efforts to improve communication and
  coordination among stakeholders.

  In Tunisia, while formulating the action plans for the
  governorates, efforts will be directed towards improving
  vertical coordination between national and local levels and
  horizontal coordination between the various stakeholders
  at the local level.

  In Morocco, the programme will support the promotion of
  participatory approaches at the local level and multi-
  sectoral planning at the national level.
Output 1.2 – Integration of dryland
issues into national development
frameworks promoted
 In Yemen, training of the newly elected local councils to
 integrate proper land and water management into district
 planning.

 In Syria, the programme will continue its support to the
 mainstreaming of NAP priorities into the development
 plans of relevant ministries and the State Planning
 Commission.
 In Lebanon, programme support will continue to advocate
 for the adoption of the NAP by the Council of Ministers; it
 will also build the capacity of local focal points and
 community organizations for NAP implementation.
Output 1.2 – Integration of dryland
issues into national development
frameworks promoted

 2- Review on-going efforts towards the integration of
 dryland issues into policy and planning frameworks in
 four pilot countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Syria and
 Lebanon.

 3- Report on the findings of the review and identify
 opportunities, challenges and needs for future
 assistance.
Output 1.3 – Local governance for
natural resource management improved

 Lebanon and Syria: Implement pilot activities in
 Deir El Ahmar and Aarsal (Lebanon) and Sahl El
 Dow (the Syrian Badia); document results and lessons
 learned.

 Morocco: Implement PAL-PDS (local facilitators,
 multi-sector coordination, local development actions,
 improved NRM practices); report on results;
 document and disseminate lessons learned.
Output 1.3 – Local governance for
natural resource management improved

 Iran: Initiate implementation of the Mobile
 Pastoralism Project. The purpose of the project is to
 revive traditional tribal social arrangements in order to
 improve rangeland management.

 Yemen: Implement DLDSP (provisions for land and
 water improvement in district planning; Training of
 local council members: managerial (financial planning
 and management of district plans) and technical
 aspects (elaboration of local development plans, good
 practices in land and water management and impact
 monitoring and reporting).
Output 1.4 – Support for dryland
development programming and resource
mobilization efforts provided

 Lebanon: finalize the development of PDF-A/OP
 15 application to the GEF; proposal development
 for an MSP.

 Iran: prepare the Iranian component of the global
 GEF/OP 15 programme on pastoral mobility
 (PDF-B; full size project).

 Jordan: identify and support the development of a
 NAP priority project.
Output 1.4 – Support for dryland
development programming and resource
mobilization efforts provided

 Palestinian Territories: Explore co-funding
 opportunities for the implementation of the
 “Natural Resource Management in the West
 Bank” project.

 Syria: Follow-up on partnership building meeting
 and support development of PDF-A/OP 15
 application to the GEF.
Output 2.1 –Technical assistance to
Arab/regional and sub-regional dryland
development initiatives provided

 SRAP-WA: Provide technical backstopping to pilot
 projects in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Yemen.

 Al-Kabeer River Basin (Syria and Lebanon):
 Contribute to project development including need
 assessment, consultation process and drafting of GEF
 project document.
Output 2.1 –Technical assistance to
Arab/regional and sub-regional dryland
development initiatives provided
 Monitoring desertification and CCD implementation:
 Promote networking and experience exchange between on-
 going initiatives in the Mashreq region (GTZ/ACSAD
 activities in Lebanon and Syria) and similar initiatives in
 the Maghreb region (UMA/OSS in Morocco and Tunisia).
 WANA Programme (Regional programme for the
 sustainable development of rainfed areas in West Asia and
 North Africa): follow-up with the Global Mechanism and
 ICARDA on the status of this initiative and possible
 collaboration.
Output 2.1 –Technical assistance to
Arab/regional and sub-regional dryland
development initiatives provided

Emerging Initiatives

• Assist in the development and mobilize resources for
  the programme on “marketing of dryland products and
  services”.

• Support regional and local NGOs including capacity
  building, and the promotion of networking and
  experience exchange.
Output 2.2 Knowledge management and
learning for regional dryland development

 • Consolidate the role of the Community of Practice for
   Sustainable Livelihoods in the drylands of the MENA
   region (COP-SL) as a main vehicle of the UNDP
   Dryland Knowledge Network in the MENA
 • Facilitate electronic discussion forum (SLDnet);
 • support knowledge sharing through face-to-face
   exchange; and
 • draw on the experience of interested members to
   support development policy and programming.
Output 2.2 Knowledge management and
learning for regional dryland development

• Publish the best practice policy notes issued out of the
  joint DDC-As/ COP regional capacity building
  workshop.

• Publish the “Aarsal” book; it documents best practices
  in NRM in a marginal dryland area of the MENA.

• Contribute to the preparation of Challenge papers and
  reports for CCD/COP 7.
“It is recommended that a proposal for
the possible next phase of the DDC-AS
programme (e.g. July 2005-2008) would
be prepared during the remaining
period”. (mid-term review report, 2004)
  Proposal for a possible next phase
         Activities needed
• Conduction of a “need assessment survey” to get
  feedback from partner countries and assess future
  needs.

• Follow up on and assess requests to extend
  programme support to Egypt, Djibouti and Iraq.

• Drafting of the proposal for the next phase based
  on the need assessment and consultation missions.
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