Phase II

FACESHEET for projects seeking APEC funding

This is an application for funding under the [£¾] Self-funded
Project No. (to be filled in by Secretariat) ¡@ Date received by
Secretariat
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Name of Committee/Working Group:
Energy Working Group (EWG)
Title of Project: Phase 2 of "Earthquake Response Cooperation Program for Energy Supply Systems"
Proposing APEC Member: Chinese Taipei
Cosponsoring economies:
Project Overseer:
Chao-Yih Chen, Ph. D.
Secretary General,
Energy Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Postal Address:
13 Fl., 2, Fu-Hsing N. Road
Taipei 104
Taiwan
Tel No : +886-2-2773-4729
Fax No : +886-2-2776-9417
e-mail: cychen@moeaec.gov.tw
Financial
Information
Total Cost of Proposal (US$)
$250,000
Amount being sought from APEC Central Fund
(US$) $0.00 (100% self-funded by Chinese Taipei)
Project Start Date
1 January 2002
Project End Date
31 December 2002
Project Purpose
1. To establish a cooperative contingency mechanism among the APEC member economies for energy supply systems.

2. To provide the opportunity for APEC member economies to share their experiences in both preventing the collapse of energy supply systems during earthquakes and rebuilding these systems after earthquakes.

3. The Phase 1 of the Program focuses on experience sharing among participants. While at Phase 2, the Program will emphasize on more technical and regulatory aspects as the first step to enhance participants¡¦ capabilities in earthquake disaster management on energy supply systems.

Signature of Project Overseer Date
Signature of Committee Chair/WG Lead Shepherd Date

 

PROJECT

01. Name of Project:

Earthquake Response Cooperation Program for Energy Supply Systems (Phase 2)

02. Name of the working group or committee taking responsibility for the project and the dissemination of its results.

Energy Working Group

OBJECTIVES

03. Describe briefly how you will measure your results (in the short and longer term) to know if your project has been successful. (You must provide detailed assessment measures in paragraph 19)

The results of the project will be measured by the final opinion of the project steering committee members and the responses of the participants of a seminar that will be held in summer 2002. In addition, the number of visitors of the Internet website and the degree of participation of the online discussion forum will be useful means as well.

04. How, briefly, this project responds to the priorities set by APEC Leaders and Ministers, as evidenced by parts of the APEC Action Agenda including Action Program, work plan, vision statement, and policy statement that relate to this project.

(a) In April 2000, EWG 19 endorsed the cooperation initiative to address earthquake preventive and response measures for energy supply systems, noting that the program development should consider the existing APEC framework for emergency preparedness. The initiative was also included in the APEC Energy Ministers Declaration on May 12, 2000. In response to above consideration, a 3-year Implementation Program was drafted to meet the objectives of the initiative, and currently the Phase 1 of the Program is in progress.

(b) In 1998, APEC Ministers endorsed the ¡§APEC Framework for Capacity Building Initiatives on Emergency Preparedness.¡¨ The purpose is to enhance preventive and responsive measures for natural disasters through improved information sharing and capacity building among APEC member economies. The framework specifies that APEC activities and projects should complement the structures and procedures of existing organizations that are active in the area of emergency preparedness.

05. For applications under the TILF Special Account: How briefly this project contributes to APEC Trade and Investment Liberalisation and Facilitation (e.g. relevance to specific parts of the Osaka Action Agenda).

Not applicable.

LINKAGES

06. The kinds of institutions in member economies intended to benefit from the results of the project. Highlight the direct benefits to the institutions, the types of business in member economies which will benefit from the results of the project and what the direct benefits are. 

Emergency response institutions, energy departments in governments, energy suppliers, and other energy related organizations of APEC member economies would benefit from this project. From the results of the project, those organizations will obtain comprehensive information in earthquake emergency response of energy supply systems, including response systems, regulations and guidelines, etc. In addition, the cooperation mechanism will allow member economies obtain effective assistance from each other whenever needed.

07. How the participation of the business/private sector and non-governmental institutions has been sought or will be sought. Illustrate how the business/private sector has been involved in the planning and delivery of the project and whether any other APEC fora have been consulted. (*)

Since private energy suppliers play an important role in the whole earthquake response system of energy infrastructure, the project will actively encourage and promote participation of the private sector and non-governmental organizations at the seminar.

08. How this project will add ¡§APEC value¡¨ (as to the potential benefits of implementing projects) in the context of other work that might have been done elsewhere in the same field. (*)

From the sharing of information and experiences and the process of mutual assistance, all APEC member economies will strengthen their capacity to prepare for earthquake disasters and to carry out rescue and restoration efforts. Overall, it will lessen the damages to energy systems from earthquakes and increase energy supply security in the region.

09. An indication of how the project might contribute to related projects or activities in APEC or elsewhere.

As currently only Industrial Science and Technology, Marine Resources Conservation, Telecommunications, and Transportation Working Groups have provided information to Capacity Building Initiative on Emergency Preparedness, the project will contribute to the Initiative in energy domain.

10. Describe the deliverables of the project and demonstrate how they will meet the needs of the targeted beneficiaries.

(a) The prime deliverable from Phase 2 of this Program will be a Report on Energy Infrastructure Earthquake Resistence Guidelines and Regulations of APEC Economies.

(b) The project will also deliver a seminar at which the participants from APEC member economies will present guidelines and regulations aiming to reduce the impacts of earthquakes on energy infrastructure, as well as best practices on post-earthquake investigation and restoration.

(c) The proceedings of the seminar will be published and widely distributed within the APEC region.

METHODOLOGY

11. A concise description of the project¡¦s methodology by components, with its associated outputs clearly specified.

This program was scheduled to be implemented in three phases. Currently the first phase of the program is in progress. A Circulation Letter has been sent to all member economies to call for participation. Meanwhile, a domestic expert group has also been formed to provide necessary information and monthly project consultation. The APEC steering committee will also be established at the early stage of the project.

With the aim to achieve the objective of Phase 2 of the Program to enhance the participants¡¦ capabilities in earthquake disaster management on energy infrastructure, the Phase 2 of the Program will be carried out through the following measures:

(a) Organize a domestic expert group to provide necessary information and examine project outputs.

(b) Establish an APEC steering committee to 

  • oversee project planning, execution, and progress;
  • recommend speakers for the seminar; and
  • provide information of participants.

(c) Continue the maintenance of the APEC Earthquake Response Cooperation website. The website is one of the important components of the cooperation mechanism. Its maintenance will consist of updating and enriching the contents, and improving its functions. In the second phase, an online discussion forum will be established to facilitate experience sharing.

(d) Hold a seminar on earthquake response cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, the content of the second year workshop will emphasize on technical and regulatory aspects of energy infrastructure earthquake response. The topics will cover:
  • Energy infrastructure oriented geographic information system
  • Energy infrastructure earthquake resistance guidelines and regulations
  • Earthquake potential hazard assessment for energy supply infrastructure
  • Post-earthquake investigation and restoration

The seminar is planned to be held in summer 2002 by Chinese Taipei, which will be responsible for the preparation costs. Experts from the APEC region will be invited, and designated representatives from member economies will participate in this workshop.

(e) Compile and analyze guidelines and regulations of energy infrastructure siting, construction, and operation with the aim to prevent or reduce damages caused by earthquakes.

(f) Develop a preliminary framework for earthquake response cooperation mechanism.


The project has seven major components, which will be described respectively as follows:

(a) Domestic expert group meetings

(b) The Program steering committee ¡V the steering committee will be held twice in the year 2002, prior to two regular EWG meetings respectively;

(c) Internet website
1. Regular maintenance
2. Establish a online discussion forum

(d) Hold a seminar
The seminar will be delivered through the stages below:
1. Hold a domestic expert group meeting to discuss the contents
2. Hold a steering committee meeting to review the planning
3. Identify and confirm a venue and date
4. Request member economies recommend speaker(s) for the seminar
5. Circulate the announcement of the seminar
6. Collect materials from speakers
7. Prepare the proceedings
8. Hold the seminar
9. Evaluate the seminar

(e) Compile and analyze guidelines and regulations of energy infrastructure siting, construction, and operation 
1. Information collection
2. Compile and analyze information
3. Publish and disseminate project results

(f) Cooperation mechanism

12. A timeline for circulation and submission of this project proposal with drafts circulated well in advance to fora to allow careful consideration.

This proposal will follow the routine EWG timetables, with proposal circulated before 5 April 2001, and finalized proposal completed and lodged with the EWG Secretariat by their due date.

13. A timetable for the accomplishment of each component in (11).

Event

Date

(a) Domestic expert group (DEG) meetings Every month
(b)  The Program steering committee ¡V the steering committee will be held twice in the year 2002, prior to two EWG regular meetings respectively; March and August 2002
(c)  Internet website
1. Regular maintenance
2. Establish a online discussion forum
When necessary
March 2002
(d)  Hold a seminar
1. Identify and confirm a venue and date
2. Each member economy recommends speaker(s) for the seminar
3. Announcement of the seminar
4. Collect materials from speakers
5. Prepare the proceedings
6. Hold the seminar
7. Evaluate the seminar
April 2002
April 2002

April 2002
July 2002
July 2002
July 2002
August 2002

(e)  Compile and analyze energy infrastructure siting, construction, and operation guidelines and regulations
1. Information collection
2. Compile and analyze information
3. Publish and disseminate project results
August 2002
October 2002
November 2002
(f) Preliminary cooperation mechanism  November 2002


14. The number of APEC member economies that will participate in this project. Please indicate the names of member economies participating in each component of the project as set out in (11). (*)

(a) The project steering committee will consist of representatives from co-sponsors and host economy.

(b) Apart from the member economies participating the Phase 1 of the program, more participation and contributions are welcomed from all member economies in all aspect of the program, including the steering committee, the workshop, the online forum, etc

BUDGET

15. An itemized budget for the project, including provision for any publication and dissemination of project results, in the prescribed format. Applications under the Operational Account should use the format at Annex A1. Applications under the TILF Special Account should use the format at Annex A2. The budget should illustrate the assumptions adopted (e.g. unit costs) for the computations.

The total budget of Phase 2 of the Program is estimated at US$250,000, which will be fully sponsored by Chinese Taipei (please refer to the attached itemized budget sheet for details).

16. A timetable for the drawdown of APEC funding requested for the project, including details of any advance payment or instalment payment requested and justifications for such requests.

Not applicable as this is a self-funded proposal.

17. Details of any request for waiver or exception from the normal APEC financial rules with justifications.

No waiver or exception from the normal APEC financial rules will be requested.

Dissemination of Project Output

18. A plan for the publication and dissemination of the results of the project, including:

a. the nature of the target audience, and, based on that audience;
The target audience of this project will include researchers, planners and decision-makers in emergency response institutions, energy departments of governments, energy suppliers, and other energy related organizations of APEC member economies.

b. the form and content;
Copies of the project report will be distributed to all EWG members. Electronic versions of the publication will be made available through the EWG website's publications subdirectory and will be linked to the APEC Emergency Preparedness website under EWG activities.

c. format (e.g. hard copies, floppy discs, internet uploading);
The proceedings and the project reports will be produced in a limited number of hard copies but will distributed through the Internet website in electronic format.

d. number of copies for the publication;
200 copies of seminar proceeding and the project report will be produced, respectively.

e. accessibility of results for the targeted audience;
There will be no restrictions on accessibility of results. The hard copies will be delivered to individuals and institutions upon request. Meanwhile, any material on the website is free for download. The declaration that any citation must indicate the sources will be made known to every visitor.

f. a publicity plan for:
i) briefing the general or specialist media about key components of the project;
   The brief of the project will be post on the Internet website of the project.
ii) the promotion of sales or other dissemination of the final product; and
   No sales are envisaged in this project. Participants will be encouraged to disseminate the results of the seminar widely. Copies of the proceedings and reports will be freely available off the website.

g. a budget for publication and dissemination, to form part of the itemized budget.
The budget for publication and dissemination will cover proceedings of the seminar and Report on Energy Infrastructure Earthquake Resistence Guidelines and Regulations of APEC Economies.

Assessment of Project

19. With reference to your objectives stated in paragraph 3, provide detailed criteria (quantitative and qualitative) for how you will measure your results in the short and long term to know if your project has been successful. State your current benchmarks for measurement, your target results from the project for each measurement criterion and the range of acceptable results both in numerical and percentage terms, where possible. 

(a) The number of APEC economies participating the activities of the project;
(b) Number of participants of the seminar and their responses;
(c) The number of visitors of the Internet website and the degree of participation of the online discussion forum, and
(d) The final opinion of the project steering committee members.

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Gender Criteria for Formulation and Evaluation of Projects

Objectives

01. Show how the objectives of the project provide benefits for women, where appropriate. APEC Ministers have indicated (Framework for the Integration of Women in APEC) that benefits might include: increased involvement of women; taking account of the differences in women¡¦s and men¡¦s lives (gender analysis); and collection/use of sex-disaggregated data.

The objectives of the project are inherently aimed at whole community level and are thus automatically gender inclusive.

Linkages

02. Show how the participation of women has been/will be sought. Show how women are involved in the planning, management, allocation of resources, and implementation of the project.

This project is open for participation. Meanwhile, the steering committee members will be designated by participants. 

Methodology¡@

03. Provide a brief description of the way women will be able to participate equitably in the development and implementation of the project.

The organizations forming the project steering committee all have equal opportunity employment policies.

04. Provide a brief description to show that the project will collect and use sex-disaggregated data (if available) to measure the project¡¦s effects on women.  

The Earthquake Responsive Cooperation Program is inherently gender neutral, and therefore sex-disaggregated data will not be available.

Dissemination of project output

05. Does the plan for the publication and dissemination of the project¡¦s results include communication methods that are appropriate for women? 

¡´Questions that may be relevant include: Are women one of the target audiences? Does the plan take account of women with low literacy and women with low access to electronic media? Will the results be disseminated to women¡¦s organizations? 

The primary methods used to disseminate the project¡¦s results are through Internet website and publications. The access to the information on the Internet website is inherently gender-unbiased. The seminar proceedings will be distributed to women¡¦s organizations upon request.

Budget¡@

06. Are women involved in making decisions on the allocation of resources?

The organizations forming the project steering group all have equal opportunity employment policies.

07. Where appropriate, provide details of the project¡¦s budget that are allocated to activities that address the specific needs of women.

This item is not applicable to this project.

Assessment of project

08. Provide details of how the project proponent will assess whether he/she has met the gender criteria for APEC projects and how he/she will measure the impact of the project on women.

As the objectives of the project are inherently aimed at whole community level, they are automatically gender inclusive and no separate measurement of the impact on women will be undertaken.

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