Presentation on theme: "Managing Information for Local Environment in Sri Lanka - MILES -"— Presentation transcript:
1 Managing Information for Local Environment in Sri Lanka - MILES - Colombo, June 2003Bernd Decker
2 MILES is a technology partnership between Munich, GermanyVitoria-Gasteiz, SpainSLILG, Sri Lanka
3 The partners areCity of Munich Department of Health and Environment (co-ordinator)Sri Lanka Institute of Local GovernanceCity of Vitoria-Gasteiz Environment Studies Centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz (CEAM)Rupprecht Consult GmbH, Cologne (sub-contractor)
4 What initiated the MILES project? The need for better information management in municipalities;The wish for better information sharing on practically implemented management information systems;Existence of the SCP EPM process and the EMIS tool;European Commission launched new programme which allows information sharing (October 2002);Submission of proposal in Jan 2003 and selection of proposal in April 2003;Contract signature and official start of the project: 31 May 2003 with a duration of two years;
6 The mission of the MILES project is to contribute to the practical exchange of environmental knowhow and best practice between urban policy actors in the European Union and Asia in order to cross-fertilise local development processes
7 ...through three strategic objectives Creating technology and capacity building partnership between cities;Promoting participatory and democratic decision making in environmental planning and management;Initiating long-term strategies for take-up and large-scale implementation of proven and appropriate environmental technologies and concepts.
8 The MILES operational objectives to adopt and transfer environmental and spatial information management concepts based on Open Source technology;to train municipal practitioners and community stakeholders in environmental planning, information management and spatial analysis based on a ´Trainer of Trainers´ approach;to facilitate the development of municipal planning tools based on various existing and newly created environmental infos;to prepare for strategic exploitation and further take-up of project results by involving high-level actors;to conduct an independent evaluation exercise and to promote the project results; andto arrange for effective project delivery
9 MILES outputs Adapted mapserver based on Open Source technology Training of trainers programmesApplication of environmental management information systems in Sri Lanka municipalitiesTake-up guide for wider use of the system within the region
10 The beneficiaries areactors and decision makers in municipalities in Sri Lanka (and more generally in Asia), especially environmental and technical experts and community representatives;decision makers and multipliers from cities, international donor institution representatives, and networks; andmultipliers and other stakeholders within and outside Sri Lanka, particularly municipal and other associations, the specialised press and global municipal networks.
11 MILES funding and support MILES total budget is about EuroEuropean Commission provides Euro grant (60% support)The EC contribution is shared among the partnersFunding mechanism of the European CommissionEuropeAidAsia Pro Eco
12 Eligibility Non-profit making Regional or local authorities, public or private sector operators, universities, research institutes, NGOsHeadquarter within the EU or in one of the eligible beneficiary countries
13 Asia Pro Eco Components Component (max duration in months)Max. grantEC contributionNo of grants1. Diagnostic (24):Benchmarking StudiesOther diagnostic studies60%15122. Technology Partnership (24):Training coursesTraining materialSeminarsPublicationsNetworking activitiesTechnology pavillions50.00025.000463. Demonstration:Feasibility Studies (12)Demonstration projects (36)Demonstration projects in LDCs50%15%20%834. Policy Reinforcement5. Networking Support75%
14 Technology Partnership Building capacity for technology transferTraining courses;Training material (preparation and updating of documentation and manuals);Seminars, workshops;Publications (specialised, layman);Technology co-operation and contacts (incl. professional exchanges, institutional twinning), networking and observatory (e.g. of sustainable and responsible investments) activities;Technology promotion and pavilions.Project proposals including a combination of three or four activities under this component will be given priority. Training courses, training material and publications are expected to either prepare or follow up the other activities.
15 The MILES work packages: Inception and ProfilingAdaptation andTransferTrainig of TrainersLocal ApplicationSupportStrategic ExploitationEvaluation and DisseminationProject ManagementMonth 1 ......24
16 Workpackage 1: Inception and Profiling Common understanding between project partnersMunicipalities for local application supportSuccessful start-up of the projectActivity 1.1: ProfilingActivity 1.2: Selection of municipalitiesActivity 1.3: Project launching seminarJun 03Dec 03Jun 04Dec 04May 05
17 Workpackage 2: Adaptation and Transfer Internationalise Munich toolkitMetadata facilities for geographical dataClearinghouse techniques for mapserverTechnical documentationIntegrated webserverActivity 2.1: Adaptation of softwareActivity 2.2: Pre-installation tasksActivity 2.3: Software installationActivity 2.4: Mapserver enables webserverJun 03Dec 03Jun 04Dec 04May 05
18 Workpackage 3: Training of Trainers Enhance training capacities of SLILGBuild EMIS capacities of municipal practitionersIntegrate community representatives in a municipal information systemActivity 3.1: Preparation of contentActivity 3.2: Training of Trainers at SLILGActivity 3.3: Training of municipal practitionersActivity 3.4: Sensitisation of community representativesJun 03Dec 03Jun 04Dec 04May 05
19 Workpackage 4: Local Application Support Set up EMIS in municipalitiesSupporting environmental management frameworks in municipalitiesIntegrate community knowledge for pro-poor strategiesActivity 4.1: Setting up local systemsActivity 4.2: Transformation of Environmental ProfilesActivity 4.3: Development of EMFsActivity 4.4: Integration of community knowledgeActivity 4.5: Community ToolsJun 03Dec 03Jun 04Dec 04May 05
20 Workpackage 5: Strategic Exploitation Mechanism for political anchoringPlatform for multi-donor co-operationActivity 5.1: Policy Advisory GroupActivity 5.2: Donor co-operationActivity 5.3: Technology PavilionJun 03Dec 03Jun 04Dec 04May 05
21 Workpackage 6: Evaluation and Dissemination Quality control the project objectivesProfessional dissemination of project resultsMainstream lessons of experiencesActivity 6.1: Project evaluationActivity 6.2: Website, newsletters and exhibitionsActivity 6.3: Virtual SeminarActivity 6.4: Take-up GuideActivity 6.5: Final WorkshopJun 03Dec 03Jun 04Dec 04May 05
22 Workpackage 7: Project Management Effective delivery of project deliverablesHigh quality project resultsTransparent and efficient co-ordinationActivity 7.1: Project management, financesActivity 7.2: Local Project OfficeActivity 7.3: Project reports and risk managementActivity 7.4: Internal quality controlActivity 7.5: Procurement of equipmentJun 03Dec 03Jun 04Dec 04May 05
23 MILES Project deliverables Profiling and Inception ReportTechnical Set-up GuideGIS and Mapserver softwareTraining materials for ToTStrategy MapsMunicipal EMFsCommunity Handbook and ToolkitFinal Evaluation ReportProject WebsiteNewslettersTake-up GuideManagement Reports, Financial ReportsConsortium AgreementProject Handbook