Sample Social Work and Human Services Essay on Evaluation Plan Presentation

Evaluation Plan Presentation

The global warming scourge has adversely affected an entire populace particularly those residing and making a living in areas around the coast. Rise in temperature has impacted negatively on marine and terrestrial ecosystems alike. Flooding heralded by global warming has subjected coast residents to the ravages of poverty due to destroyed sources of livelihood. Mediation measures sought to remedy the above quagmires included; engaging stakeholders and initiating sustainable mechanisms of adapting to rising sea levels. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the impact of the above mentioned mediation measures in countering rising sea levels in the coastal regions as a result of global warming.  

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement informed an integral part of the project from its initiation through to its sustainability. Stakeholders and interested parties involved included: the government, Marine researchers, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the local communities residing along the coastal region. The government is engaged primarily to initiate change in policy and goodwill towards supporting the project. The government made numerous policy changes including the awarding of carbon credits directly to residents along the coast, who planted and conserved the mangrove. The local community has currently embraced and cultivated the mangrove around the coastal region. The mangrove is associated with absorbing up to 40 percent of greenhouse gases (Cohon & Marks, 1975). We therefore purpose to establish the probable acreage put under the cultivation of the mangrove along the coast region in arresting emitted greenhouse gases.  Marine researchers were particular interested in the biological impact of increased planting of mangroves to other ecosystems.

Non-Governmental organizations have played an important role in community mobilization and sensitization. They particularly advocated for the need to protect natural ecosystems and land reclamation. Their efforts have so far led to a drastic decline in the use of plastics and pesticides in the coastal region. Such decline spurs exponential increases in aquatic flora and fauna including fish and planktons. Additionally their progressive engagement with the community has led to the application of sound practicum in exploitation of resources in the region.

The local community was particularly impressed by the mangrove initiative due to its tendency to grow fast. Its acceptability is further bolstered by non-interference with arable land, as its growth is limited to water. Furthermore it provides fuel as well as financial returns in form of carbon credits.

With the monies allocated, we purpose to monitor the projects initiated for a period of two years. The monitoring team will constitute selected members from the local community and technocrats drawn from the government and the private sector. The team will include one representative from the government marine research department who will evaluate the effects of flooding on marine ecosystems. Due to the intensive and extensive nature of the projects, the monitoring team will carry out monthly assessment for the first four months. After that the assessment shall be carried out after every four months.

Findings from the evaluations will be used in determining the plausibility of similar projects for initiation in other areas along the coastline. The evaluation augers with the global efforts geared towards stemming global warming and its effects on the environment. The practicum as engendered within the community as well as its projected economic value will propel the coastal populace towards financial autonomy thus alleviation of poverty.


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