Information and planning, investments and capacity building in selected landscapes, management and coordination, unforeseen emergency response are the key words of the PADAP project.
The 4 components of the PADAP project
The first component, namely information and planning, consists of three elements, including the development of a Space Information System (SIS), the development of Plans for the Development and Sustainable Management of Selected Landscapes (PAGDP) and the implementation of a landscape management policy. The overall goal is to develop a detailed landscape management approach that could potentially be scaled up in later phases of the program.
The second component relates primarily to all productive investments. This includes water management and irrigation infrastructure, hill stabilization, trail maintenance, support for partnerships with the private sector, and support for local producers. It also covers the management of critical ecosystems and protected areas. The idea is to promote improved low-emission techniques and pilot the creation of a Payments System for Environmental Services (PES). Last but not least, this component also addresses issues related to capacity building organized at the communal, district and regional levels, and which target community organizations like Base Communities (COBA) and water user associations (KAU) and research centres.
The third component focuses on project management and coordination. This is a responsibility of the Project Implementation Agency (PIU) and the Regional Implementation Units (REUs). These include project operating costs, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, warranty compliance and training.
For its part, the fourth component, unforeseen emergency response, establishes an emergency financing mechanism for natural disaster response. Where appropriate, funds from other project components could be reallocated to this component.