JICA Supplemental Survey for Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (Phase II)

The Odisha Forest and Environment Department (OFD) implemented Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP-I) during 2006 2015 for sustainable forest management through promotion of Joint Forest Management (JFM) and poverty alleviation of forest dependent people. Drawing on the lessons learned from the project implementation in 14 Forest/ Wildlife Divisions, Odisha Forest and Environment Department has proposed OFSDP - Phase II to achieve sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation and improvement of the livelihoods of the community. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) was submitted for JICA Loan assistance. The project has been listed in the rolling plan of the Central Government in February 2016.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) dispatched a survey team to undertake  Supplemental Survey for OFSDP-II  to gather additional information/ data required for validating the project needs, and further to concretise the project plan proposed in DPR. The survey has been scheduled between August and December 2016.

The survey team is comprised of five (5) specialists. The position and the effort levels are given in the table below. Composition of the Survey Team



Total Effort Level (in Bhubaneshwar)MM

Team Leader/ Forest Management (1)/ Community Development

Dr. Michiko Ebato

4.73 (3.73)

Co-Team Leader/ Forest Management (2)/ Environment and Social Consideration

Mr. Tomohiro Shibayama

3.53 (3.33)

Institutional Strengthening/ Cost Estimate/M&E

Dr. Sanjay Verma

3.72 (3.27)

Livelihood Improvement Support

Mr. Jitesh Kumar Panda

2.85 (2.25)

GIS/ Remote Sensing/ MIS

Mr. Shalabh Bharadwaj

2.58 (2.33)

Biodiversity Conservation

Dr. Arun Mani Dixit

2.15 (1.90)