Safeguards

The project does not trigger any safeguard policies. Due to the nature of financed activities, no adverse social and environmental impacts are anticipated and therefore no safeguards policy is triggered by the project (the project is Environmental Assessment Category C–Not required). However, during project implementation, any social and environmental impacts will be managed by (i) ensuring that capacity building and awareness raising programs under Component 1 of the project are consistent with the World Bank’s safeguard policies and incorporate appropriate environmental and social objectives; and (ii) promoting transparency, stakeholder participation, and public information disclosure. The project will ensure the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies, and emphasize the importance of stakeholder participation in the design and implementation of capacity building activities.