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40th DLCC: Questionnaire results


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Presentation made by Keith Cressman at the 40th session of the FAO Desert Locust Control Committee (DLCC) on the results of an online questionnaire about the FAO regional locust commissions (20 June …

Presentation made by Keith Cressman at the 40th session of the FAO Desert Locust Control Committee (DLCC) on the results of an online questionnaire about the FAO regional locust commissions (20 June 2012)

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  • 2. strongly agree agree neutral disagree strongly disagree useful & reliable function strengthen capacities competent Secretary accurate information useful visits competent staff receives support very enough visitssatisfied satisfied sufficient staff 0 25 50 75 100% satisfied with yourregional commission ?
  • 3. what should be the role of the Commission strengthen cooperationpromote preventive control activities organize regional training coordinate regional control develop training materials provide locust situation info help develop contingency plans provide emergency assistance organize national training provide research results analyze, forecast, regional bulletinsmaintain strategic control equipment coordinate research 0 25 50 75 100 %
  • 4. Satisfaction of commission activities very satisfied satisfied neutral dissatisfied very dissatisfied n/a provide technical assistance organize national/regional training organze Master Trainer courses maintain commission websitevalidate national contingency plans distribute documentation procure equipment organize joint surveys provide emergency $ assistance prepare translations prepare publications 0 25 50 75 100 %
  • 5. Satisfaction of commission meetings very satisfied satisfied neutral dissatisfied very dissatisfied n/a sessions: usefulness sessions: frequency sessions: duration sessions: appropriate topics exec comm: usefulness exec comm: frequency exec comm: duration exec comm: appropriate topics usefulness of working papers timely & quality final reportappropriate follow-up by Secretariat 0 25 50 75 100 %
  • 6. Annual contributions increase by 25% 8% 31% 61% increase by 10% remain the same %
  • 7. Impact of EMPRES much better better no change n/a information & reporting survey & monitoring training communication establishing National Info offices maintain National Unit survey & control equipment planning establishing National Units control environmentinstitutional framework Autonomous Unit research 0 25 50 75 100 %
  • 8. Current constraints inadequate Commission staffing large Commission arrears national insecurity insufficient Commission Trust Funds recommendations not implemented insufficient autonomy of Commission not enough visits by Commission staff poor cooperation by higher Government inappropriate Commission seatinsufficient contact with Commission staff poorly developed Commission workplan recommendedations not followed up unqualified Commission staff 0 25 50 75 100 %
  • 9. What needs to be improved much improvement slight improvement none Commission role collaboration with donors Commission staff Commission publicity Commission activities Commission trust fund Commission work plan Commission sessions and meetingscollaboration with other commissions collaboration with FAO HQ 0 25 50 75 100 %
  • 10. CommentsCommission supportto attend regional and international meetings, including DLCCCommission visitsannual visit to check recommendations and progressCommission rolecreate regional expertiseresearch result dissemination is inadequatemonitor recommendationsCommission meetingscombine CLCPRO and EMPRES meetings as topics overlap and duplicatedreports are slow to be issued
  • 11. CommentsCommission autonomyCommissions to have decision-making power during emergenciesContributionsSomalia - no government so no contributionneed to be revised (increased) according to country’s paying capacityResearchgreater involvement of national research institutesInsecurityorganize a high-level meeting with national security officials (similar to Ministerial meeting)DLCCthe relationship of the regional commissions and DLCC is not clear