Country Project Management Committees

 

The C-PMC (Country Project Management Committee) is a key body within the project governance structure responsible for ensuring smooth project implementation in respective countries by providing inputs and guidance to the Country Project Manager and the project team. It also ensures that the project meets objectives as stated in the Proposal Document (Pro-Doc) submitted to SDC by IWMI and the Project Agreement document.

This project is implemented by IWMI in partnership with Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCOL), Government of Bangladesh; Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), Government of Gujarat, India; Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Government of Nepal, and Federal Water Management Cell (FWMC), Government of Pakistan.

 

Purpose

The overall purpose of the C-PMC is to provide strategic and policy guidance in achieving project objectives and support communication and dissemination of project outcomes in the respective countries.

The roles and responsibilities

  • To review the project progress and provide strategic guidance and recommendations to ensure that country-specific project goals and outcomes as set out in the Pro-Doc are met.
  • To provide expert advice and guidance to the project team with setting and adjusting project strategy and assisting in identifying and resolving strategic issues and risks.
  • To review and advise on interim and final project deliverables.
  • To support the project team in convening and guiding the development of partnerships with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.
  • To address any issue that has major implications for the project.
  • To provide advice and assistance in communicating and promoting the project and its related outcomes to the sector.
  • To assist with the development of links between the project and other relevant sectoral networks.
  • To actively participate in meetings through attendance, discussion, and review of minutes, papers, and other PSC papers.
  • To facilitate the exchange/sharing of insights.

 

Membership


BANGLADESH

The C-PMC Bangladesh shall consist of regular members with the following representations:

  1. Chair: Mr S. M. Monirul Islam, Deputy CEO (IDCOL)
  2. Member Secretary: Mr Archisman Mitra, Country Project Manager SoLAR, IWMI
  3. Member: Representatives from IDCOL
  4. Member: Representatives from NGO Forum
  5. Member: Representative of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC)
  6. Member: Representative of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA)
  7. Member: Representative of Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA)
  8. Member: Representative of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)
  9. Member: Representative of Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC)
  10. Member: Representative of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB)
  11. Member: Divya Kashyap, SDC Representative
  12. Member: Regional Project Leader, IWMI (Dr Aditi Mukherji)

 

INDIA

The C-PMC India shall consist of regular members with the following representations:

  1. Chair: Dr Alok Sikka, Country Representative-India, IWMI
  2. Member Secretary: Dr Yashodha Yashodha, Country Project Manager SoLAR, IWMI
  3. Member: Rajendra Vala, Representative of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)
  4. Member: Veena Srinivasan, Representative of Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE)
  5. Member: Dr Ratan Jain, Representative of Gujarat Water Resources Development Corporation (GWRDC)
  6. Member: Akhilesh Magal, Representative of Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI)
  7. Member: Nilanjan Ghose, Representative of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
  8. Member: Divya Kashyap, SDC Representative
  9. Member: Tushaar Shah, Emeritus Scientist, IWMI
  10. Member: Dr Aditi Mukherji, Regional Project Leader, IWMI

 

NEPAL

The C-PMC Nepal shall consist of regular members with the following representations:

  1. Chair: Dr Manohara Khadka, Country Representative-Nepal, IWMI
  2. Member Secretary: Shisher Shrestha, Country Project Manager, SoLAR IWMI
  3. Member: Dr Laxman Pd Ghimire, Representative of Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
  4. Member: Sagar Mani Gyawali, Representative of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)
  5. Member: Pramila Shrestha, Representative of Department of Water Resources and Irrigation (DWRI)
  6. Member: Prakash Kumar Sanjel, Representative of Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  7. Member: Kumar Raj Shahi, Representative of National Federation of Irrigation Water User’s Association (NFIWUAN)
  8. Member: Ashok Byanju, Representative of Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN)
  9. Member: Rajendra Prasad Pyakurel, Representative of National Association of Rural Municipality in Nepal (NARMIN)
  10. Member: Avishek Malla, Representative of SunFarmer
  11. Member: Binaya Raj Shrestha, Representative of SDC
  12. Member: Dr Aditi Mukherji, Regional Project Leader, IWMI

 

PAKISTAN

The C-PMC Pakistan shall consist of regular members with the following representations:

  1. Chair: Dr Mohsin Hafeez, Country Representative-Pakistan, IWMI
  2. Member Secretary: Azeem Ali Shah, Country Project Manager SoLAR, IWMI
  3. Member: Dr Arif Anwar, IWMI
  4. Member: M Tahir Anwar, Representative of Federal Water Management Cell (FWMC)
  5. Member: Bashir Ahmad, Representative of Pakistan Agricultural Research Centre (PARC)
  6. Member: Khalid Jamil, Representative of Pakistan Agricultural Research Centre (PARC)
  7. Member: M Waris, Representative of On Farm Water Management (OFWM)
  8. Member: M Ashraf, Representative of Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology (KFUEIT)
  9. Member: Sardar Mohazzam, Representative of National Energy and Efficiency Conservation Authority (NEECA)
  10. Member: Asad Mahmood, Representative of National Energy and Efficiency Conservation Authority (NEECA)
  11. Member: Junaid Memon, Representative of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
  12. Member: Md Zain Akbar, IWMI
  13. Member: Dr Aditi Mukherji, Regional Project Leader, IWMI

 

Meetings and Procedures

  • The C-PMC will meet at least twice a year and discuss project progress, provide advice on the annual work plan and any course correction, as necessary.
  • Meetings are generally scheduled weeks in advance, preferably matching with the reporting requirements set out in the project agreement.
  • The meeting can proceed if a minimum of 51% of the members are present.
  • The Country Project Manager will support the C-PMC as Member Secretary. The Country Project Manager will be responsible for preparing and distributing agendas, the minutes of C-PMC meetings, project updates and other relevant and related project correspondence.
  • Minuted C-PMC proceedings will be considered by Project Steering Committee (PSC) while they review their project progress. PSC can take up any issues or concerns raised in the C-PMC.

 

Confidentiality Clause

All verbal and written communication and project-related documents, whether in whole or in part, between the project team and PSC members shall be treated as confidential. They must not be made accessible to third parties unrelated to the project nor used for purposes other than those for which they were supplied or elaborated.

 

BangladeshIndiaNepalPakistan

Bangladesh is one of the fastest-growing economies in South Asia. However, the country, given its coastal low lying location, is also highly vulnerable to climate change, and as much resilience building is at the top of its agenda. Solar irrigation pumps will help in decarbonizing irrigation in Bangladesh, and in the process, help towards meeting the country’s NDC targets.

The Country Project Management Committee (C-PMC) in Bangladesh is a key body within the project governance structure with members from IWMI, IDCOL, SDC, NGOF and representatives from other relevant government organizations, including SREDA, BMDA, BARC, DAE, BADC, BREB that are actively involved in the solar irrigation sector in the country.

The target areas for this project includes some of the Upazilas of the Rangpur division in the north, the Khulna division in the Southwest and the Rajshahi division in western Bangladesh.

C-PMC members will guide the project team to ensure smooth project implementation. The key roles of the C-PMC include reviewing the project progress, providing expert advice, and assisting in the communication and promotion of project outcomes, assistance with the development of links between the project and other relevant sectoral networks and knowledge sharing. The C-PMC meets at least twice a year and discusses project progress, and provides advice on a course correction, as necessary.

 

CPMC Meetings

1st C-PMC meeting was held on the 20th of October, 2020, virtually through zoom.

2nd C-PMC meeting was held on the 25th of May 2021, virtually through zoom.

 

Glimpses from 1st C- PMC Meeting in Bangladesh, October 2020

Glimpses from 2nd C- PMC Meeting in Bangladesh, May 2021

 

India is the largest South Asian country with over twenty agro-ecological zones. Most of the Indian farmers are dependent on monsoons, but the recent trends of erratic weather patterns have compelled the governance systems to come up with agriculturally resilient policies that are at the core of the food-water-energy nexus. The target areas for this project includes the districts of Anand and Botad in Gujarat in western India. The PM-KUSUM scheme is one of the main initiatives by the Government of India that aims to augment the mission of solar irrigation in the country.

The Country Project Management Committee (C-PMC) in India is a key body within the project governance structure with members from IWMI, SDC, GUVNL, ATREE, GWRDC, GERMI, and GIZ that are working together to promote solar irrigation in the country.

C-PMC members will guide the project team to ensure smooth project implementation. The key roles of the C-PMC include reviewing the project progress, providing expert advice, and assisting in the communication and promotion of project outcomes, assistance with the development of links between the project and other relevant sectoral networks and knowledge sharing. The C-PMC meets at least twice a year and discusses project progress, and provides advice on a course correction, as necessary.

 

CPMC Meetings:

1st C-PMC Meeting was held on the 20th of February, 2020, at the IWMI-Anand office.

2nd C-PMC Meeting was organised virtually on the 20th of January 2021 because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Nepal, a small landlocked country located in South Asia, is tucked in the mighty Himalayas. With its important geo-strategic location bordering China to the north and India to its south, east, and west, the country has diverse physiographic conditions. Many of its fertile lands are in the Tarai region, where agricultural resilience for the future is needed. The SDC-SoLAR project works in Province 1 and 2 with a primary focus on the Tarai parts.

Nepal’s country project management committee (C-PMC) is a key body within the project governance structure with IWMI, SDC, AEPC, NEA, DWRI, DoA, NFIWUAN, MuAN, NARMIN, and SunFarmer Nepal. All these organizations are engaged in promoting solar irrigation in the country.

C-PMC members will guide the project team to ensure smooth project implementation. The key roles of the C-PMC include reviewing the project progress, providing expert advice, and assisting in the communication and promotion of project outcomes, assistance with the development of links between the project and other relevant sectoral networks and knowledge sharing. The C-PMC meets at least twice a year and discusses project progress, and provides advice on a course correction, as necessary.

 

CPMC Meetings

1st C-PMC meeting was held on January 14, 2020, at the IWMI-Nepal office.

2nd C-PMC meeting was held on August 05, 2020, in a hybrid model, at IWMI Nepal Office and virtually through Zoom.

3rd C-PMC meeting was held on May 28, 2021, virtually through zoom.

 

Glimpses from C- PMC Meeting in Nepal, January 2020

Being a region that is part of the wheat bowl of South Asia, Pakistan is heavily dependent upon groundwater. A deep nexus of electricity, diesel, and water resources for ensuring food security is common in this country, encouraging farmers to grow water-guzzling crops like paddy and sugarcane.

The Country Project Management Committee (C-PMC) in Pakistan is a key body within the project governance structure, with members from IWMI, SDC, PARC, PIDE, OFWM, Punjab, NEECA, KFUEIT are working together to promote solar irrigation in the country. The committee members meet at least twice a year and discusses project progress and provides advice on a course correction, as necessary.

The target areas of this project include the districts of Chakwal, Jhang and Rahim Yar Khan in the Punjab province that is at the forefront of agriculture and well-built irrigation systems and has provisions for the conjunctive use of water.

 

CPMC Meetings

1st C-PMC meeting was held on the 28th of February 2020, at NARC Complex, Islamabad.

2nd C-PMC meeting was held on the 17th of December 2020, virtually through zoom.

 

Glimpses from C- PMC Meeting in Pakistan, February 2020

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