For a full list of assignments conducted by Mr. Bellamy, please see his full CV here.
Effective Governance for Small-scale Rural Infrastructure and Disaster Preparedness in a Changing Climate in Lao PDR
As an International Evaluation Consultant, conducted the Mid-Term Review of this UNDP-LDCF project (2016). The objective was to improve the local administrative systems affecting the provision and maintenance of small scale rural infrastructure through participatory decision making that reflects the genuine needs of communities and natural systems vulnerable to climate risk.
Rehabilitation of forest landscapes and degraded land with particular attention to saline soils and areas prone to wind erosion
As a Reviewer Consultant, conducted the mid-term review of this FAO-GEF project in Iran (2016). The project objective was to remove barriers to participatory integrated sustainable land and forest management (SLFM) in the Islamic Republic of Iran by strengthening the capacity of local communities, provincial and local institutions to plan, implement and evaluate participatory and integrated SLFM initiatives at the village and watershed scales; adopting and implementing defined plans including sustainable alternative livelihood options with socio-economic and environmental benefits sustaining ecosystem services; and by enhancing capacity at local and national levels to mainstream these approaches into national plans, policies and processes.
Energy and Environment Programme (EEP) of UNDP-Tajikistan
As an International Evaluation Consultant, conducted the Outcome Evaluation of this Programme (2016). This outcome evaluation assessed progress towards or achievement of the outcome and made recommendations on the realignment of programme design and response arrangements to be adopted both for the immediate, short term and long term. The findings and recommendations were used to identify UNDP involvement in this thematic area in Tajikistan within the context of corporate planning frameworks and documents such as United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), Country Programme Document and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP).
Enhancing adaptive capacity of communities to climate change-related floods in the North Coast and Islands Region of Papua New Guinea
As an International Consultant undertook the mid-term evaluation of this UNDP-Adaptation Fund project (2015). The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the ability of coastal and riverine communities in Papua New Guinea to make informed decisions about and to undertake concrete actions to adapt to climate change-driven hazards affecting their specific locations. In particular, the project will improve the resilience towards occurrences of coastal and inland flooding events in the North Coast and Islands Region of Papua New Guinea.
Overall Evaluation of the Adaptation Fund (AF)
As an Evaluation Expert, managed and advised on the Phase I of the Overall Evaluation of the Adaptation Fund (AF), which is a process evaluation intended to inform discussions and decisions on the Fund’s operational aspects (2014-15). The role of the Evaluation Expert was to (i) manage and advise the evaluation coordinator during the design and implementation of phase I of the evaluation; (ii) liaise with the evaluation Independent Review Panel (IRP) (iii) manage the work of the selected evaluators; and (iv) take the lead in resolving any conflicts that may arise from the process.
Strengthening capacity for an environmental information management and monitoring system in Tajikistan
Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) on this UNDP/GEF project (2015-2016). The project is to introduce a national integrated and coordinated environmental information management and monitoring system in Tajikistan. The responsibility of the CTA was to oversee capacity development activities to be implemented by the project and ensuring that the overall technical direction of the project is maintained and flexibly adapted to meet the practical challenges faced during implementation.
Long-Term Strategy of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the UNFCCC Convention
Developed this long-term strategy (2014). The objective of the CGE is to improve the process of preparing national communications and biennial update reports (BURs) by Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (non-Annex I Parties) by providing technical advice and support to such Parties. Reviewed the existing mode of provision of technical assistance to non-Annex I Parties by the CGE and developed a long-term strategy for the CGE to provide technical assistance to these Parties in a comprehensive manner.
Development of Medium-Size Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Projects
As an International Consultant – Capacity Development and GEF Project Design Specialist led the development of the MSP-CCCD projects in 7 countries:
Capacity Development for improved management of Multilateral Environmental Agreements for Global Environmental Benefits for Trinidad and Tobago (2015);
Generate Global Environmental Benefits through Environmental Education and Raising Awareness of Stakeholders for Armenia (2014);
Mainstreaming global environmental priorities into national policies and programmes for Palau and Vanuatu (2014);
Generating, Accessing and Using Information and Knowledge Related to the Three Rio Conventions in Cambodia (2014);
Capacity Building for Mainstreaming MEA Objectives into Inter-Ministerial Structures and Mechanisms for Fiji (2014);
Integrating global environmental priorities into national policies and programmes for Kiribati (2014).
National Capacity Self-Assessments - Results and Lessons Learned for Global Environmental Sustainability
Prepared the global Synthesis Report for the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) initiative funded by GEF to raise the sustainable development baseline of lessons learned to achieve environmental sustainability (2010). This report built upon the unique set of countries’ extensive experiences to address their challenges in meeting obligations under the Rio Conventions. The Report served as a key tool for a broad set of social actors to target support to capacity development priorities that will meet and sustain both global and national environmental objectives. It includes the main strengths and constraints in developing countries’ capacity to fulfill their commitments under the Rio Conventions, the common priority environmental sustainability issues faced by these countries when trying to fulfill convention commitments, the countries’ priority capacity development needs for global and national environmental sustainability, the lessons learned from countries’ experience on capacity assessment, and the best practices that emerged from this initiative.
Monitoring Guidelines of Capacity Development in Global Environment Facility Projects
Under the GEF NCSA Global Support Programme’s Support Unit, collaborated with UNDP, UNEP, and GEF Secretariat staff to consolidate and finalize a Capacity Development (CD) Monitoring and Evaluation framework (2007). It consisted in developing, simplifying and operationalizing a preliminary draft of the CD M&E framework; including the integration of the feedback and input from key stakeholders. In addition 21 medium size projects (UNDP and UNEP MSPs) were retrofitted to integrate this new CD monitoring framework.