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Terminal Evaluation of Promoting Biomass Power Plants in Rural Thailand for Sustainable Renewable Energy

Thailand 2019

This project was funded by GEF in order to demonstrate effective models of small scale biomass units in rural Thailand with the objective to reduce GHG emissions while absorbing the bio waste generated by the agriculture and forestry sectors. The assignment aimed to establish demonstration units with the participation of community and private sector, build the technical capacity of local experts, and influence local policy to promote biomass utilization. Ms. Umm e was contracted to lead the Terminal Evaluation of the project.  

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Terminal Evaluation of Enhancing Climate Resilience of the Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems

Somalia 2019

Funded by GEF, and guided by the priorities interventions of the National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA) priority interventions, this project aimed to support the enhancement of resilience and improved adaptive capacity of vulnerable Somali communities in pilot areas, and the ecosystems on which they depend, to the adverse impacts of climate change.

As an international consultant, Ms. Umm e was contracted to lead the Terminal Evaluation of the project.  

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Terminal Outcome Evaluation of the Environment Sustainability Portfolio

Eritrea 2017

Environmental Sustainability has been one of the five strategic areas of cooperation under the UNDP Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) 2013-2016 in Eritrea. Projects under the Outcome have been funded by the GEF and the Adaptation Fund and have a focus on Sustainable Land Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Community Resilience to Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Resilience, and Protected Areas Management. Moreover, a GEF Small Grants Program is also a part of the portfolio. Ms. Umm e Zia led the terminal Evaluation of the project. Results of the Terminal Outcome Evaluation have been integrated into the new CPAP (2017-2022).

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Terminal Evaluation of Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Bricks and Rural Buildings

Peoples Republic of China 2017

MTEBRB is a GEF-UNDP funded regional program funded by the GEF and UNDP and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Government of China. The goal of the project is reduction is the reduction of GHG emissions from rural brick making and rural buildings in China’s rural residential and commercial. The project focuses on both supply and demand side barriers andkey drivers of market transformation, including Awareness, Policy, Finance, and Demonstration of New Technology. Ms. Umm e Zia led the Terminal Evaluation of the Project. 

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Access to Clean Energy Investment Project in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan 2016

The proposed investment project of USD 150 Million aims to increase access to energy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Punjab in Pakistan by taking advantage of the clean energy resources in these provinces. It aims to  install micro-hydro-power plan (community or commercial-based) in rural off-gird area of KPK,  establish mini-grid power, implement off-grid decentralized solar or other renewable energy solutions in KPK and Punjab, pilot energy efficient initiatives in Punjab, and develop a conductive legal and regulatory framework that regulates off-grid electrification and encourages private sector investment in KPK and Punjab.

As an individual consultant, Ms. Munazza Zia was contracted to undertake  the socio-economic and gender impacts of micro hydro and solar projects in the target areas, while developing a Gender Action Plan, Poverty Reduction and Social Strategy (SPRSS), and drafting Gender indicators (with baseline and target) for the project Design and Monitoring Framework (DMF) as part of the main report.

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Environmental Scoping Study of South Asia WASH Result-Based Program (SAWRP)

Pakistan 2016

Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned a consortium led by Plan UK and including WaterAid, WSUP, Unilever, IPSOS MORI and WEDC as partners to implement the four year (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2018) South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP) in Pakistan and Bangladesh to promote and enable the sustained use of hygienic household toilets and the practice of hand-washing with soap. The programme also made water supply improvements in a limited number of communities that experience acute water supply problems.

Cynosure was contracted to undertake the environmental scoping study of the WASH results-based program in three districts of KP and Sindh.

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Terminal Evaluation of Promoting Energy Efficient Room Air Conditioners (PEERAC) 

Peoples Republic of China 2016

PEERAC is a GEF-UNDP funded regional program funded by the GEF and UNDP and implemented by the Government of China. The goal of the project is reduction is the reduction of GHG emissions from room air conditioning in China’s residential and commercial sectors with the PEERAC is a GEF-UNDP funded regional program funded by the GEF and UNDP and implemented by the Government of China. The goal of the project is reduction is the reduction of GHG emissions from room air conditioning in China’s residential and commercial sectors with the objective to improve the energy efficiency of locally manufactured room air conditioners in China. The project focuses on improving the local capacity in production of energy efficient compressors and air conditioners, and enhancing demand through consumer engagement and awareness. Ms. Umm e Zia led the Terminal Evaluation of the project. 

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Assessment of Development Results (Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit) 

Pakistan 2016

As an individual consultant, Ms. Umm e Zia was contracted as a mission member to conduct the ADR. Some of the in-depth projects reviewed include: RAHA, Return and Rehabilitation to FATA, Community Rehabilitation Malakand, and Area Development Program Balochistan. The program focuses on building the institutional capacity of the DRM institutions at the federal, provincial, district, and community levels; facilitating the recovery of disaster and crisis affected populations including Refugees and IDPs, and preventive extremism amongst Youth. The results of the ADR will inform the development of the CCPAP of 2018-2022.

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Terminal Evaluation of Barrier Removal to Energy Efficient Standards and Labeling (BRESL) 

Peoples Republic of China, 2014

BRESL is a GEF-UNDP funded regional program led by the Government of China and implemented by the governments of six countries in Asia, including Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The goal of the project is reduction in the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from thermal power generation in selected Asian countries. The objective of the project is the removal of barriers to the development and implementation of energy efficiency standards and labeling (ES&L) programs, thereby facilitating the transformation of the regional product markets of targeted products.  The project also facilitated harmonization of test procedures, standards and labels among developing countries throughout Asia. Ms Umm e Zia led the terminal evaluation of the project. 

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