Development And Promotion Of Non-Pops Alternatives To DDT

Project General Information



00964

DDT India

4612

Harmful substances and hazardous waste

Persistent Organic Pollutants

V

OP14 - Program for Reducing and Eliminating Releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Demonstration of Innovative and Cost Effective Technologies

Reduce and eliminate production, use and releases of POPs

Partnering in investments for NIP implementation

India is the only country that produces and exports DDT.  As a result of continued use of DDT in the country and elsewhere in the world, namely in Africa, the mosquitoes have developed resistance and the recommended dose of DDT no longer remain effective to combat the mosquitoes menace.  Hence, as in other countries where DDT has been used for a longer period of time, there is an urgent need to develop a phase-out strategy of DDT in the country.   The project will take a holistic and country-wide approach to address the issue and support the nation in establishing viable alternatives for protection against malaria. Through a close coordination mechanism, the relevant government authorities and specifically the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (MoCF) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHF&W) ensure that the new policy and legislative framework will be prepared in time taking into account the overall interest of the country.

 

The PPG will finance data collection, analysis, consultations and assessments needed in order to formulate a project that will introduce bio- and botanical pesticides and other alternatives to DDT as first step for elimination of dependency on DDT ensuring food safety, enhancing livelihood and protecting human health and the environment. The project will support the availability of cost-effective, socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable alternatives to DDT and other POPs chemicals of similar use.

      

The objective of the 12-months PPG activities is to carry out the basic tasks for the preparation and the development of the Full-Sized Project (FSP) to be presented to GEF for CEO endorsement in full conformity with GEF and UNIDO/UNEP policies and program guidelines. The project preparatory phase will include implementation of the following main activities:

 

Activity 1. Coordination mechanism for PPG management and organization

1.1 Organize a PPG coordination group to monitor PPG objectives and activities and to review and endorse PPG outputs.

1.2  Select and recruit PPG consultants (national and international) for baseline data collection and needs assessment as well as for providing inputs for the development of the project document.

1.3  Establish technical working groups (national and international experts) and define their roles and responsibilities for the management of the different PPG components.

 

1.4  Develop an efficient strategy for information exchange and communication between PPG partners, including the organization of consultative meetings to discuss ongoing PPG activities, consult the project document, Results Framework and budget and analyze gaps and propose interventions for adjustment.

1.5  Provide support services for the implementation of PPG activities, including operational and administrative support, office space and equipment.

 

Activity 2. Identification and engagement of key stakeholders in public and private sectors

2.1  Organize a stakeholder workshop at the start of the PPG activities to introduce and get feedback on project objectives and expected outcomes to all key stakeholders, including government agencies, research and academic institutions, public and private sectors, civil society and non-governmental organizations.

2.2  Participatory consultation with identified key stakeholders in both public and private sectors will follow to induce their involvement in the project preparation and implementation phases.

2.3  Identify improved financial mechanisms and opportunities for public-private partnership (PPP) for obtaining additional co-financing funds leveraging on comparative advantages of each of UNIDO and UNEP.

2.4  Establish agreement with all relevant stakeholders in terms of cooperation and involvement in the project, mobilization of co-financing sources and co-financing commitments in compliance with the GEF incremental principle.

 

Activity 3. Completion and compilation of baseline data and needs assessment for the project design and document preparation

3.1  Complete and compile information on legislation, policy and institutional framework.

3.2  Complete and compile baseline data from the current National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) including the following interventions: biological control; chemical control; environmental management; vector resistance data, all in combination with legislative measures and alternative approaches.

3.3  Assess the needs based on the current NVBDCP addressing all components of the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) to reduce dependency on DDT in public health.

3.4  Asses the socio-economic impacts due to land use planning and identify safeguards to protect workers in both the cultivation aspects of the neem plant and the processing of the bio and botanical products.  

3.5  Develop action plans for scale up technologies and optimizing production processes including extensive field studies on the availability of infrastructure and other associated facilities.

3.6  Develop action plans and ESIA for related socio-economic, awareness raising and capacity building.

3.7  Identify monitoring and impact indicators for proper monitoring of project interventions and evaluation of impact.

3.8  Identify critical information gaps for project formulation and indication of actions to fill such gaps (e.g. ESIA) undertaken.

 

Activity 4: Detailed design of project components, work plan and implementation arrangements

4.1  Draft project components description, results framework and detailed budget in line with GEF UNIDO/UNEP requirements, based on the outputs and outcomes of the PPG activities (consultative meetings, workshops, baseline data compilation and needs assessment, etc.) including:

-   Components objective, scope and strategy, methodological tools and activities to be financed;

-   Outcome and output indicators including targets and their baseline considering demonstration of global environmental benefits to be delivered by the project (avoiding releases of PCDD/F and other micro-pollutants, energy and materials saved through targeted reduction of DDT production;

-   Detailed components budget for identified activities allowing for the achievement of the identified outputs divided by GEF financing and co-financing sources;

-   Assumptions and risks for the implementation of each component and the overall project;

4.2    Define project coordination mechanisms and execution arrangements.

4.3     Draft project reporting, monitoring and evaluation plan.

4.4     Draft stakeholders involvement plan.

4.5    Hold project preparation workshop to discuss and finalise the draft FSP document and annexes before submission to both the Government of India and GEF for formal approval.


Full Size Project(FSP)

National


Asia and the Pacific


India


GEF Trust Fund

Stage Grant to UNEP Grant to other IA Co-Financing UNEP Fee Other IA Fee
PPG
$ 86,500.00 $ 213,500.00 $ 1,065,000.00 $ 8,650.00 $ 21,350.00
Project
$ 1,725,000.00 $ 8,275,000.00 $ 40,000,000.00 $ 172,500.00 $ 827,500.00

Jan Betlem

Yes

UNEP Will contribute to;

1.4  Develop an efficient strategy for information exchange and communication between PPG partners, including the organization of consultative meetings to discuss ongoing PPG activities, consult the project document, Results Framework and budget and analyze gaps and propose interventions for adjustment.

2.1  Organize a stakeholder workshop at the start of the PPG activities to introduce and get feedback on project objectives and expected outcomes to all key stakeholders, including government agencies, research and academic institutions, public and private sectors, civil society and non-governmental organizations.

2.2  Participatory consultation with identified key stakeholders in both public and private sectors will follow to induce their involvement in the project preparation and implementation phases.

2.4  Establish agreement with all relevant stakeholders in terms of cooperation and involvement in the project, mobilization of co-financing sources and co-financing commitments in compliance with the GEF incremental principle.

3.1  Complete and compile information on legislation, policy and institutional framework.

3.2  Complete and compile baseline data from the current National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) including the following interventions: biological control; chemical control; environmental management; vector resistance data, all in combination with legislative measures and alternative approaches.

3.3  Assess the needs based on the current NVBDCP addressing all components of the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) to reduce dependency on DDT in public health.

3.6  Develop action plans and ESIA for related socio-economic, awareness raising and capacity building.

3.7  Identify monitoring and impact indicators for proper monitoring of project interventions and evaluation of impact.

3.8  Identify critical information gaps for project formulation and indication of actions to fill such gaps (e.g. ESIA) undertaken.

4.1  Draft project components description, results framework and detailed budget in line with GEF UNIDO/UNEP requirements, based on the outputs and outcomes of the PPG activities (consultative meetings, workshops, baseline data compilation and needs assessment, etc.).

4.2    Define project coordination mechanisms and execution arrangements.

4.3     Draft project reporting, monitoring and evaluation plan.

4.4     Draft stakeholders involvement plan.

4.5    Hold project preparation workshop to discuss and finalise the draft FSP document and annexes before submission to both the Government of India and GEF for formal approval.


UN Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO)

Jan Betlem

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

External

DTIE


Executing Agency Category
India: Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF)
National Government Agency
WHO (World Health Organisation)
UNEP Collaborating Center
India: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers(MoCF)
UNEP Collaborating Center

Partner Category

Name Category Period
Jan Betlem
Principal

Low Risk




Not Applicable

0



Other


Fiscal Year Project activities and objectives met


$ 0.00


No