Evaluation of SAIH’s Support for FADCANIC’s Wawashang Environmental and Agroforestry Educational Centre
The Fundación para la Autonomía y el Desarrollo de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua (FADCANIC) has established and is running the Environmental and Agroforestry Education Centre (CEAA) at Wawashang, in Nicaragua's South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS). This activity has been fully funded by the Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH) since the start in 2004. FADCANIC and SAIH agreed to have an evaluation of the first phase of this program (2004-2008) in early 2009, in order to assess progress and come up with recommendations for the second program phase (2009 12). In line with the terms of reference created by SAIH and FADCANIC, the evaluator was asked to look at the relevance of the project, the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the program, its impacts, and issues of sustainability. Moreover, particular attention was paid to the dimensions of gender and interculturality. In addition, the synergy and coordination with the activities of authorities and other actors were assessed, as well as the added value of SAIH in the project process.