Project Title

Cycle of Workshops to Strengthen Fire Prevention Capacities in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

EPWG 05 2021A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

EPWG 05 2021A 

Project Title

Cycle of Workshops to Strengthen Fire Prevention Capacities in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: General Fund 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

39,250 

Co-funding Amount

15,100 

Total Project Value

54,350 

Sponsoring Forum

Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) 

Topics

Emergency Preparedness 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chile 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Brunei Darussalam; China; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; New Zealand; Peru; Philippines; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/02/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/03/2023 

Project Proponent Name 1

Maria Beatriz Jorquera 

Job Title 1

Project Management Specialist, Regional Ministerial Secretariat for the Environment, Valparaiso Region 

Organization 1

Undersecretariat of the Environment 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(56-32) 2517269 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

mjorquera@mma.gob.cl 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Maria Beatriz Jorquera 

Project Summary

The increase in wildfires generates serious environmental damage, economic and human losses for APEC economies, exacerbated by the growth of wildland urban interface (WUI) areas in economies such as Australia, Chile, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, USA, Vietnam and others. Since evidence indicates that human intervention is the main cause of wildfires, it is essential to prepare the population, strengthen public-private strategies and upgrade technical knowledge of DRR institutions. This project seeks to contribute to the capacity building of APEC economies in fire management in WUI areas, by making available techniques and strategies focused on generating a culture of prevention, with the purpose of reducing territorial vulnerability and exposure to risk. This project will develop a cycle of training workshops as instances of cooperation between APEC economies oriented to the co-construction of good practice guidelines for both communities and the governing institutions involved.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The global cost of wildfires increases every year. Using world GDP predictions for the year 2050, the report “Cost of Carbon project 2014. Flammable Planet: Forest Fires and the Social Cost of Carbon” estimates that the global damages from forest fires induced by climate change will be around $50 to $300 billion annually. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has stated that between 3% and 4% of the earth's land surface is burned annually. APEC economies are particularly affected by this threat, as devastating wildfires have consumed millions of hectares in recent years, destroyed miles of homes and critical public and private infrastructure, claiming hundreds of human lives. Such was the case during the wildfire seasons in Australia 2019-2020, Chile 2014, Philippines 2018, New Zealand 2020, Russia 2019, United States 2020 and Vietnam 2019, among others. 

The growing trend of the forest urban interface (WUI) intensifies future problems related to increased territorial vulnerability and exposure to the risk of forest fires. In the article “Rapid growth of the US urban-forest interface increases the risk of wildfires”, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) notes that “climate change projections indicate that conditions favorable for wildfires will occur more frequently in the future. Thus, increased wildfire ignition rates due to WUI expansion will initiate more wildfires in vegetation that is more susceptible to fire spread, leading to more widespread fires and possibly more severe fire behaviour. This suggests that WUI growth and climate change together will compound the existing problems with wildfires in the WUI”. Currently, approximately one in three homes are located in WUI areas, a reality that increases the economic losses associated with extinction costs -structural and human-, which are related to agriculture and forestry, as well as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), infrastructure development, loss of property, the environment and public health related to loss of life. 

This project addresses the need to strengthen the capacities of APEC member economies in forest fire risk management in the WUI, strengthening knowledge of the WUI and the incidence of climate change, covering preventive measures, and risk reduction techniques and strategies -including public-private partnerships-. APEC economies will be invited to a series of workshops, which will be devised as an instance of cooperation, exchange of knowledge and identification of best practices. 

The results will benefit all APEC economies since they will point to the co-construction of a guide of good preventive practices for the community and a guide of good institutional practices oriented to the incumbent organizations, to be disseminated among member economies along with a Policy Brief. In addition, the final report will consider guidelines for the replicability of the workshops in APEC economies. 

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The project meets the eligibility criteria of the APEC Support Fund (ASF), addressing the capacity-building needs of economies, allowing to obtain, share, strengthen and develop knowledge that increases competence in risk management. It supports ECOTECH priority areas indicated in the Manila Framework, such as the development of human capital and promoting the development of knowledge-based economies. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: The project is expected to contribute to APEC's overall objectives for capacity development established by the 1996 framework and outlined in the Manila Framework 2015, namely to achieve sustainable growth and equitable development in the Asia-Pacific region and improve the economic and social well-being of people, hence developing "the capacity of APEC member economies in relevant areas to achieve this." Consequently, it seeks to strengthen APEC capacities in DRR, specifically in fire management in WUI, in order to consolidate a culture of prevention and improve the preparation of economies, furthering the available knowledge, tools and good practice guidelines for public, private and civil society stakeholders. This outreach includes government officials, local governments, DRR and emergency response agencies, academia, businesses and consumers in APEC economies. To this aim, the project methodology will be framed as a capacity building program, through the stages of conceptualization, design, implementation, evaluation and monitoring, taking into account priorities identified by Leaders’ Meetings, APEC Ministerial Meetings, the ECOTECH Medium Term Priorities and fora strategic plans. The outputs will be designed to suit a wide range of APEC member economies, which may include Russia, Australia, the United States, China, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico and Peru, among others, considering the relevance and impact of this phenomenon and long term benefits of coping strategies.

Objectives

The project’s objective is to enhance member economies capacities for wildfire management in WUI, by upgrading existing knowledge, expanding the available toolkit for risk managers and promoting public-private strategies, as well as a community oriented techniques, through a series of workshops that will cover prevention and wildfire risk in WUI; tools, techniques and strategies; international good practices; climate change; and preventive forestry. The project will generate successful experiences and best practices exchange among member economies, which will materialize in a guide of good preventive practices at the community level and a guide of good institutional practices aimed at incumbent organizations.


Alignment

Alignment - APEC: The project directly addresses the 2020 Leaders' Declaration, which states "We will promote economic policies and growth that support global efforts to tackle climate change, extreme weather and natural disasters, and strengthen emergency preparedness." It is also linked to the 2019 Leaders' Declaration that states "we must respond more effectively to global challenges as diverse as inequality, climate change, terrorism, and our ageing populations" and is aligned with the 25th meeting of economic leaders from APEC 2017 in Da Nang that stated "As the Asia-Pacific is highly exposed to natural disasters, we commit to strengthen cooperation, including with the private sector, to enhance resilience to disasters through effective mitigation, preparedness, disaster risk reduction, response and recovery efforts. This includes advancement in policy, innovation, science and technology, business continuity planning, early warning systems, and search and rescue. We underline the importance of financial instruments and policies against disaster risks." The afore mentioned build on the 2015 Leaders' Statement "We reiterate our commitment to ensure that future growth is strong, balanced, sustainable, inclusive, driven by innovation, and secure against natural disasters and other threats. It should be supportive of gender equality" and on at least 2 points of the 2007 APEC Leaders’ Statement. It also contributes directly to the implementation of the Yokohama Declaration, in relation to strengthening resilience to emergencies, the development of practical investigation mechanisms and disaster risk management. The proposal is consistent with the APEC PUTRAJAYA VISION 2040, which indicates that “we will promote economic policies, cooperation and growth that support global efforts to comprehensively address all environmental challenges, including climate change, extreme weather and socio-economic disasters natural, for a sustainable planet”. Finally, the project directly supports the APEC DRR Framework and its purposes. 

Alignment – Forum: The project is aligned with the EPWG Strategic Plan 2017-2021, which seeks in its mission statement “to develop capacities in the region so that APEC member economies can better mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and natural disasters, including through the creation of resilience of companies and communities and the promotion of public-private partnerships." The project is also aligned with the priority area of ​​the EPWG Strategic Plan 2017-2021 "Facilitating sharing of information, knowledge, expertise, best practices and experience learned from disasters,” while promoting the strengthening of the priority area "Enhancing regional capacity on disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness." It is also consistent with the Vision and Mission of the proposed EPWG Strategic Plan 2021-2024, currently under SOM revision. 

The initiative also aligns with the pillars of APEC’ DRR Framework and DRR Action Plan, specifically with Pillar 1 "Prevention and Mitigation" and Pillar 2 "Preparedness." The project furthers the goal of both pillars regarding the development of “Adaptive and Disaster Resilient Asia-Pacific Economies” and “Supporting Inclusive and Sustainable Development.” The project is also framed to advance the expected results foreseen by the Plan for both pillars: Pillar 1 expected outcome of “Disaster impacts mitigated through proactive mechanisms supporting inclusive and sustainable development”, and Pillar 2’s "Established and strengthened capacities of communities to anticipate, cope with and recover from the negative impacts of emergency occurrences and disasters for safe and resilient communities in order to avert the loss of lives and assets.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

1.  Outputs:

1) Survey Report: All economies will be surveyed before the event and research work will be carried out to identify the current knowledge gap and existing practices regarding risk management and forest fire prevention in the Urban Forest Interface. A five-page report will be presented at the start of the event. 

2)  Workshop Cycle: 4 sessions will be held, 1 per week, ending with a closing discussion day the fifth week. 

The Session 1 will address "APEC Regional Diagnosis, Understanding the Risk of Forest Fires and Climate Change”. 

Main topics: Presentation of the survey results, Analysis of the current situation of the APEC economies front of forest fires in WUI, Impacts of climate change on wildfires in WUI. 

Session 2 "Public and Private Governance for prevention in WUI 

Main topics: Territorial planning instruments, Planning and evaluation mechanisms in DRR management, Legislative framework.  (Experts from both the private and public sector will be able to dialogue and exchange views and challenges. All participants will be able to give inputs to improve the toolkit for management risk strategies on fire prevention in WUI.). 

Session 3 "Adaptation to Climate Change, Environmental Management and Gender around management in WUI"

Main topics: Instruments and Policies against Climate Change: Strategies for adaptation to Climate Change, Environmental management instruments: Forest Management Plans, Management of the urban-forest interface zone. 

Session 4 “Community preventive tools and strategies before WUI 

Main topics: Community strategies in fire management and environmental education, Gender in forest fire management, Community Preventive Forestry. 

Each session will have a maximum duration of 3 hours and will begin with the presentation of an expert in the area, followed by an activity to exchange experiences among economies.

The cycle of workshops will allow the construction of good practice guides. The workshop will foster risk-based thinking among participating economies to improve the effectiveness of their disaster risk preparedness. There will be a closing discussion session where participants can raise issues they have faced in their existing efforts to mitigate disaster risks from fires in the Wildland Urban Interface. The closing discussion day ends with the participant evaluation survey. 

3)  Good Practice Guidelines: The development of a set of tools: 

a)  Good Preventive Practices Guide for Government Entities (50 pages app),  targeted at APEC Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) authorities, senior disaster management officials, forestry and fire management agencies, national and subnational governments and incumbent sectoral agencies of APEC member economies; 

b) Guide to Good Community Preventive Practices (5-10 pages app), focused on community organizations, local governments, civil society, NGOs and territorial entities, with a gender-informed and inclusive mainstreamed criteria). 

The background information for the preparation of the documents will be compiled from the sessions of the workshop cycle and research work. These guides will provide knowledge and easily comprehensible guidelines of good practices for risk management in WUI to reduce territorial vulnerability and exposure to wildfire risk and will encourage APEC economies to adopt a preventive and proactive approach rather than a reactive attitude to disasters. 

4)     Policy Brief: Policy recommendations to support the prevention and management of fires in WUI and support decision-making. It will summarize main issues, policy alternatives and recommendations to support DRR and bolster a culture of wildfires prevention. It will be based on the main recommendations of experts to address the problem, a summary of evidence from the experience of economies and conclusions of the workshops. (2-4 pages). 

5) A follow-up survey will be carried out 8 months after the documents are published on the APEC website. 

Outcomes:

The main outputs will support the achievement of project results as follows:

1) Increase understanding of knowledge of coping strategies and practices in the management and prevention of WUI wildfires among APEC economies. 

The level of knowledge will be assessed from three evaluation surveys (1 ex ante and 2 ex post). The first survey will be distributed to the selected participants two months before the start of the cycle of workshops, with the aim of determining the level of knowledge of the participants regarding the topics to be discussed in the sessions of the Cycle of workshops to strengthen fire prevention capacities in Wildland-urban Interface (WUI). 

The closing discussion day ends with the participant evaluation survey. To measure the perception and satisfaction of the participants regarding the event, measure the increase in knowledge and determine the main gaps, quantify the fulfillment of goals and identify the steps to be followed by the economies regarding the recommendations and the application of the knowledge acquired from the event. The main results will contribute to the elaboration of the two Guides, which must have the support of the Forum before being publicly released. 

Finally, a follow-up survey will be carried out 8 months after the publication of the two guides to measure their impact and application in the economies. 

2) Strengthened public-private partnership through capacity building.  

Through the 8-month ex post follow-up survey, it will be possible to measure the results associated with the indicators. It will be possible to know how the participants have taken measures to make changes in their ministries/economies to promote public-private partnerships and how they have implemented the guidelines and the Policy Brief. 

To maximize the usefulness of the Follow-up Survey/8 months, participants will be asked to identify in the Evaluation Survey the next steps/how they intend to take the policy recommendations forward. 

3) Improved fire disaster risk preparedness at in the Wildland Urban Interface among of APEC economies 

The knowledge delivered through the sessions of the Cycle of Workshops for the Strengthening of Fire Prevention Capacities in the Forest-Urban Interface will allow APEC economies to be encouraged to adopt a preventive and proactive approach instead of a reactive attitude before the disasters. Through the 8-month ex-post follow-up survey, it will be possible to measure the results of the event aimed at the implementation of the guides and policies. Brief, to recognize improvements in disaster risk preparedness at the WUI.

4) Changes in procedures of management risk of fires in the WUI.  

Through the 8-month ex-post follow-up survey, it will be possible to determine if there were indeed changes in the fire management procedures. And how they intend to put into practice the knowledge acquired from the Cycle of Workshops for the Strengthening of Fire Prevention Capacities in the Forest-Urban Interface. 

Beneficiaries:

Direct participants will comprise public agencies expert representatives and professionals from EPWG member economies with involvement in WUI wildfire related issues, such as DRM/DRR, forestry and fire management, climate change adaptation, urban and territorial planning and local governments. Key agents with knowledge of public sector institutions –ideally involved in decision making and planning- who can guide the incorporation of the recommendations will be engaged. Additionally, the project will seek the involvement of academicians, researchers, civil society organisations, community representatives and private sector organizations, such us business chambers and insurance associations. We will connect with participants who have some level of influence in their organisation or community to be able to transfer the knowledge when they return home. The project team will ensure equitable participation by gender. 

It is intended that at least 12 member economies –all co-sponsors at the minimum- be represented during the workshop cycle. 30 spaces will be allocated to member economies government agencies, while 20 slots will be reserved to academicians, researchers, civil society, among other institutions relevant to the issues discussed in the workshops. 

All workshop cycle participants will be able to use the outputs and benefits from this project. The good practice guides and the policy summary will benefit both the workshop cycle participants, populations in WUI areas and the community in general, considering that they will be available digitally. Related public agencies may use the output of the project to strengthen their policies to be better prepared for WUI wildfires. Local governments and community organisations will get access to a tool-kit to guide them in mitigating this hazard and preparing for related disasters. Academia and non- governmental organizations can use the output of the surveys to champion the capacity building of WUI communities and further knowledge on the issue. 

Results and deliverables will also be shared with APEC’s Agricultural Technical Cooperation Group, Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), the Group on Services (GOS), the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy, Health Working Group (GTH), Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG), and Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG).

Dissemination

The main Outputs considered as APEC publications are:

a) Policy Brief

b) Guide to Good Preventive Practices for Government Entities

c) Guide to Good Community Preventive Practices 

The Good Preventive Practices Guide for Government Entities, addressed to the authorities of the APEC Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG), senior disaster management officials, forest and fire management agencies, national and sub-national governments and sector agencies holders of APEC member economies; and the Guide to Good Community Preventive Practices, focused on civil society organizations (CSOs), local governments, NGOs and territorial entities, with a transversal and inclusive gender perspective. 

All the aforementioned documents will be governed by APEC's Intellectual Property Policy, they will be produced following the APEC publication guidelines, based on the material presented and co-constructed in the workshop cycle, expert presentations and dialogues and as a result of the final workshop on the closing day. 

The Guides and Policy Brief will be available 100% digitally, first of all, through the APEC website for free download. The digital document will be sent to all EPWG focal points, encouraging their dissemination on their government websites. 

The PO will explore other channels for the dissemination, never before, of the publication on the official APEC website. That may include organizations such as FAO, UNDP, WFP, UNDRR and the Warsaw Working Group on Losses and Losses, UNFCCC, among others. 

A media plan will be carried out to disseminate the publications that crystallize as the results of the project, which includes: Activation of the social networks of the Secretary Regional Ministry of the Environment and Regional ONEMI associated with the results of the project (Publications).

Finally, a follow-up survey will be conducted eight months after the end of the workshop cycle to recognized and measure the implement of the guides and Policy Brief. 

The sale of products derived from the project is not contemplated.

Gender

The project seeks to ensure the inclusion and equitable participation of gender in all possible aspects. The Project overseer is a woman and the work team is made up of various professionals from the Ministry of the Environment of Chile and the National Office of Emergency (ONEMI), ensuring an equitable distribution between men and women.

Expert speakers will be chosen ensuring gender parity and representativeness.

It will seek gender balance among the participants of the workshop cycle. For this purpose, the invitations for participants addressed to the organizations, authorities and focal points of the member economies will explicitly detail this criterion, in order to guarantee a representative participation of men and women.

The objectives and outputs of the project will mainstream gender considerations. Data-collection and analysis will use sex-disaggregated parameters for the workshops to analyze differentiated impacts and solutions. Likewise, the reports, recommendations and guidelines of the project will incorporate differentiated long-term results for men, women, infants and the elderly. Finally, the differentiated gender impact around forest fire risk management in the urban forest interface zone will be specifically addressed, action that strengthens the project's objectives.                                                   

Targets

Female Participants (%)

50

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

50

The project seeks to strengthen fire prevention capacities in Wildland-urban Interface (WUI) considering a gender-informed analysis, hence it supports Pillar 3 "Skills, Capacity Building, and Health". Outputs and deliverables will promote that women are valued as contributors, professionals and leaders in the public, private and societal spaces, thus furthering Pillar 4 “Leadership, voice and agency“. Finally, the projects tackles on Pillar 5 “Innovation and technology”, by contemplating gender parity in expert participation, so that “women have the same opportunities as men to benefit from and participate in the development and implementation of scientific advances and new technologies".

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

X

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

X

5

Innovation and Technology

X


Work Plan

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

Feb 2022

Project planning and elaboration of the Gantt activities diagram.

Elaboration of terms of reference

Gantt diagram. 

Indicators and terms of reference for hiring the main contractor and administrative staff.  

Mar 2022

Gathering of background information for the preparation of the survey

Collection of background information for the preparation of a monitoring report

Draft Survey 

APEC Project Monitoring Report draft

Apr 2022

Submit APEC Project Monitoring to the Secretariat

Identification of the best consulting proposal

APEC Project Monitoring Report

Recruitment of consultancies 

May 2022

Management and coordination with focal points of the economies

Management with selected APEC member speakers 

Identify potential speakers and participants 

Confirmation of speakers    

Jun 2022

Invitation to participants

Confirmation of participants 

Jul 2022

Preparation of General Information Circular (GIC)

Diagnostic survey of participants 

GIC template

Diagnostic survey report

Aug 2022

GIC Dissemination

Implementation test

Workshop cycle pilot (test of virtual platform connections for speakers and participants ahead of the Workshop sessions commencing)

Sep 2022

Workshop Execution:

Session 1: "APEC Regional Diagnosis"

Understanding the Risk of Wildfires and Climate Change.

Session 2: "Public and Private Governance for prevention in WUI"

Session 3: "Adaptation to Climate Change, Environmental Management and Gender around management in WUI"

Session 4: "Tools and community preventive strategies before WUI"

Session 5: Concluding discussion 

Collection of background session 1,2,3,4.

Participant evaluation survey

Oct 2022

Participant Evaluation Survey

Systematization of the information of the workshop cycle.

Systematization of policy recommendations from the workshop cycle

Evaluation survey result report

Draft of Guide to Good Practice for the Community and Good Practice Guide for Government Institutions, decision makers.       

Draft policy summary   

Nov – Dec 2022

Preparation of the Good Preventive Practice Guides and Policy Brief

Draft Guides and Policy Brief

Jan 2023

Submission of the draft Guides to the Secretariat for review and approval, followed by EPWG endorsement prior to publication

Draft of Good Practice Guides and Policy Brief

Mar 2023

Approval of documents by the Secretariat

Publication of documents on APEC website

May 2023

Submit the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

Nov 2023

Follow-up survey

6-12 months after project completes

 Participation in the Long-Term Evaluation of APEC Projects survey conducted by the Secretariat

Risks

Considering the context of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the project intends to carry out its cycle of workshops online to anticipate the risks of contagion associated with the execution of a cycle of face-to-face workshops, in order to ensure safety and protect the health of the participants and speakers. In turn, the organising team of the project will be required to abide by the strict sanitary protocols that are necessary according to Chilean regulations throughout the development of the project, from planning to completion.

To address the risks associated with participation, the project plans to use the network of EPWG focal points, aiming at the minimum to have representation from the project co-sponsors during the cycle of workshops to be carried out online. Contact will be made with the PD seeking to involve authorities of the APEC EPWG, senior APEC disaster management officials and representatives of member economies. In order to involve other government entities associated with the issue, contact is planned through the network of embassies. A process of coordination, invitation, follow-up and confirmation of participants will be carried out in due time in order to ensure participation.

The risks associated with technological issues, associated with online connectivity for the cycle of telematics workshops, will be addressed by establishing direct contact with the participants (representatives of APEC member economies, co-sponsors, EPWG authorities) in advance to diagnose gaps in the framework of internet access, hardware and software necessary to allow participation, in order to correct diagnosed problems in advance, minimize risk and increase the probability of having speakers and participants during the cycle of workshops to be held in online format. In addition, prior instances will be held for each workshop to test the systems and technical supports.

Another aspect to consider as a risk is the time difference between the various APEC member economies, which is why we will seek to carry out the cycle of workshops at the time that allows for the largest number of participants.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Outputs

1.      Survey report

Contracted executed

April 2022

Certification by PO

Contract

2.      No. of hires

3

Certification by PO

Contract

No. of economies respond to ex ante survey

12

Response log list

Completion Report

% of participating men/women

50/50

Response log list

Completion Report

Content developed

September 2022

Certificaction by PO

Contract

2.      Online workshop cycle

No. of experts engaged

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

No. of attending economie

12

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

10.    % of participating men/women

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

11.    Content developed and deployed

September 2022

Certificaction by PO

Completion Report

Guides of good preventive practices to governmental and community entities

3.    Policy Brief

No. of pages

(50)

(5-10)

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

 Submission to the Secretariat

January 2023

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

No. of pages

2-4

Certificaction by PO

Email to the Secretariat

 Submission to the Secretariat

January 2023

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

Outcomes

Best practices in the prevention of WUI

Implementation of international best practices by economies

2022 to 2023

Tracking economies eight months after event

Report to Working Group

Participants knowledge of the best preventive practices and fire management in the wildland urban interface

2.      % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

60%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

developing APEC economies report substantial knowledge increase

25%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

women report substantial knowledge increase

45%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

OTHERS

Follow-up survey

No. of economies respond to survey

Conduct survey

 12

November 2023

Response log list

 Internal report


Linkages

The project will foster collaboration with the APEC’s Agricultural Technical Cooperation Group (ATCWG), Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), the Group on Services (GOS), the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy, Health Working Group (GTH), Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG), and Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG), among others. It is linked to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030; and Chile's National Policy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020-2030, National Action Plan on Climate Change 2017-2022 and the National plan for equality between women and men 2018-2030. 

The National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security and the Ministry of the Environment participate in this project, linking disaster risk and adaptation to climate change. Within each economy, it will improve links between multi-level governments with community and grassroots organizations. It builds on and furthers the project "Multi-Cooperation for Prevention of Forest Fires in APEC Region", Russia 2009 and with the project “Emergency Preparedness Education: Learning from Experience, Science of Disasters, and Preparing for the Future (III) - Focus on Fire and Eruption”, Thailand 2013. 

The project is linked to the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, addressing the SDGs "climate action", "gender equality" and "partnerships to achieve the goals". 

APEC is the best source of funds for this project, because being an international forum focused on Asia Pacific, it represents the most appropriate group of economies to strengthen fire prevention in WUI considering the fire related disasters that recurrently affect the region. It is a unique opportunity for developing economies to participate in a cycle of workshops that allows, facilitates and promotes collaboration and exchange of experiences among APEC economies.

Sustainability

The project will continue to have impact once completed, as the knowledge acquired during the cycle of workshops and the exchange of experiences will strengthen APEC member economies, especially developing economies, facilitating the preparation of plans and strategies that will reduce territorial vulnerability and exposure to disaster risk, aimed at generate a culture of prevention.

The material generated from the cycle of workshops and the closing discussion will be systematized in the guides of good practices and the Policy Brief that will be disseminated among the participants and hosted on the APEC website for free download, allowing a greater scope and extension of the impact of the project, promoting awareness about fires in WUI and the importance of prevention.Eight months after the execution of the workshop cycle, a follow-up survey will be carried out to measure progress in the applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired.Aiming to review and evaluate the level of implementation of the knowledge acquired. In this sense, the quantity and quality of the recommendations and / or comments sent by the speakers and participants, once the cycle of workshops is over, will also be used as an indicator of the progress.

Allowing identify opportunities and scope for future collaboration projects between APEC economies.

Project Overseers

This project will be coordinated by Project Overseer Ms. María Beatriz Jorquera Morales, Project and Budget Management professional at the Regional Ministerial Secretariat of the Environment (SEREMI) Valparaíso Region. Commercial Engineer from the University of Valparaíso, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Diploma in Environment and Land Use Planning from the University of Chile, specialist in management, data analysis and leadership, with knowledge of the gender approach in the management of the climate change, collaborator of the team of the technical secretariat of the Regional Committee on Climate Change (CORECC).

Second point of contact:

Name: Francisca Garay Retamal

Position: Climate Change and Project Management Professional

Organization: Regional Ministerial Secretariat of the Environment Valparaíso

Address: Quillota 198, Viña del Mar, Chile

Phone: +56322517258


Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Tasks

Short-Term Administrative Fee

1)     Collect information and systematize as input for the Main contractor

2)     Contact experts and participants to confirm availability

3)     Send the diagnostic survey, collect the result

4)     Dispatch Participant Evaluation Survey to participants, collate results

5)     Gather background information for monitoring report and final report

Contractor

1)   Planning of the workshops cycle.

2)   Preparation of General Information Circular (GIC)

3)   Contact with PO and technical experts in virtual events.

4)   Management and execution of virtual event

5)   Management and coordination with focal points of the economies

6)   Management with selected experts 

7)   Design, surveys, compilation and analysis of a diagnostic survey

8)   Design, prepare and review the material to be presented in the cycle of workshops, from PPT to audiovisual capsules.

9)   Drafting of the Reports:

a) Survey Report;

b) Good Practice Guidelines (comprising Guide to Good Practice for the Community and Good Practice Guide for Government Institutions (50 pages);

c) Policy Brief (recommendations) (2 to 4 pages); and

d)  Completion Report*

10)  Collect and systematize the information of each session to send it to the manufacturer and designer of the products (Guides and policy Brief)

*While the contractor may assist to draft the Completion Report by gathering data and participant feedback etc, the PO has overall responsibility for finalising and submitting the Completion Report to 2 months after project completion, including effecting any final changes or inputs that the Secretariat may request during the review process.

Graphics Designer

1) Study of the content reports for the preparation of the documents [Good Practice Guidelines (comprising Guide to Good Practice for the Community (5-10 pages) and Good Practice Guide for Government Institutions (50 pages), Policy Brief (2-4 pages )].

2) Conceptualization of visual elements based on the requirements of the PO, for the creation of illustrations and compositions by hand or with design software.

3)  Use of the appropriate colors and compositions for each graphic/page.

4)  Coordination with creative writers.

5)  Ensure that graphics and visual compositions are visually appealing and aligned with OP guidelines and APEC bases.

6)  Diagram/layout advance proposals

7)  Prepare final document proposal and send for review and approval of the PO.

8)  Modification of content and designs after revision of the PO.

9)  Digitalization of the material to be disseminated (guides and policy brief).


Waivers

Not Applicable.

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