|Progress Toward Outcome
Staff from more than 80 executing agencies/implementing agencies completed training programs and on-the-job training. As of March 2014, traning was completed in 10 countries (AFG, AZE, ARM, GEO, KAZ, KGZ, TAJ, TKM, UZB PAK). Third party environmental audit was conducted for 10 countries.
Two regional workshops on Good Practice of Environmental safeguard management involved about 100 representatives of all EAs/IAs and 9 national environmental agencies, except Turmenistan. The workshops provided practical training and workshop proceeding will serve as guidance for practical solution.
All knowledge products completed and distributed.
Country assessments of environment safeguard capacity and capacity development plans (CAESC) and Country safeguard Framework (Environment) are completed in in six countries ARM, AZE, GEO, KGZ, PAK, and TAJ.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Output 1. Training completed in 10 countries (AFG, ARM, AZE, GEO, KAZ, KGZ, TAJ, PAK, TKM, UZB). 312 staff of Executing Agencies/Implementing Agencies and projects' consultants and contractors were trained on effective environmental management of projects. Additional on-the-job training and environmental audit in AFG (Transport Sector) was conducted in March 2015. Third-party environmental audits were conducted in 10 countries.
Two workshops on Regional Exchange on Good Practice of Environmental Safeguard Management in Lahore, Pakistan on 28-30 July 2015, and in Issykul Kyrgyz Republic on 4-6 August 2015, with site visits to 3 projects. These workshops served as practical learning event for sharing good practice and lessons learned in EMP implementation among the PIUs. Participants shared experiences in managing safeguard compliance, lessons learned from public consultations and handling complaints, and discussed requirements of national environmental regulations. ADB's Accountability Mechanism Policy 2012 was also explained.
Output 2. 33 Trainers from 6 firms with IDC completed trainers' training in Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Georgia. Out of the 6 firms, 4 IDC firms formed a pool of third-party auditors to work on the RETA in all 10 DMCs.
Output 3. All knowledge products distributed and being used. e-book "Selected References for Good Practice in Environmental Safeguards Implementatio" was prepared and posted online.
Workshop proceeding of the two regional workshops will serve as practical solution through case studies of good practices. The workshop proceeding is under preparation. It will be published and distributed to all EAs/IAs
Output 4. Six firms trained in environmental audit but only 4 firms were selected to conduct training and auditing. Completed environmental audit of more than 50 ADB projects in AFG, ARM, AZE, GEO, KAZ, KGZ, PAK, TAJ, TKM, and UZB.
Output 5. Two international and 6 national consultants were recruited to work on the country assessment of Environmental Safeguard Capacity (CAESC) studies in six DMCs (ARM, AZE, GEO, KGZ, TAJ, PAK). Six CAESC reports prepared and consulted with various stakeholders. Twelve stakeholder consultation workshops conducted. Each CAESC report was submitted to the respected governments for endorsement.
Five country (ARM, AZE, GEO, TAJ, PAK) safeguard frameworks (CSF) prepared and consulted with various stakeholders.
Government endorsement provided to the CAESC and CSF in all DMCs, except AZE which is underway.