|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. Additional second training was provided in UZB in March 2016 to meet the demand of new EAs/IAs and new staff
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). More than 350 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 and second training for new staff and new EAs/IAs of UZB was conducted in March 2016. Third-party environmental audits were conducted in 10 countries. Special hands-on training on environmental safeguard monitoring and reporting was conducted on demand from TKM (Railway project) and UZB (Water Supply projects)
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 Implementation" 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 prepared 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 government authority for endorsement.
Six country (ARM, AZE, GEO, KGZ, TAJ, PAK) safeguard frameworks (CSF) prepared and consulted with various stakeholders and submitted to the respective government authorities for endorsement.
Government endorsement provided to the CAESC and CSF in all DMCs, except KGZ CSF which is underway. Endorsed CAESC and CSF were printed and distributed to all EAs/IAs