|During Project Implementation
Regular consultations with stakeholders are built in the project implementation schedule. These include at least biannual participatory meeting between the executing agencies and the beneficiaries, regular consensus building meetings between female and male members of the communities, and regular project events. The executing agencies (EAs) will be responsible for ensuring transparency and proactive public communication. The EAs will share data and information, discuss progress, achievements, and issues faced in implementing the project. The EAs will ensure good communication with key stakeholders, including residents and farmers of the communities, community organizations, concerned government agencies especially at the district and jamoat levels, NGOs, and development partners operating in the same sector and in the project area. Stakeholders will be involved and informed about project activities levels including village, jamoat, district, oblast, and at the national level at various stages of project implementation.
At the village, jamoat, and district levels, the project implementation offices (PIOs) will inform regularly the villagers and community members about the scope, objectives, benefits, nature of the activities, and the adverse impact, if any, on the environment, the community, and the people themselves and associated mitigation measures, as appropriate. The views, interests, and concerns of the villagers and communities will be sought, addressed and reflected in the implementation plan and activities. To the extent possible farmers, villagers, and community members especially women will be hired on employment opportunities generated by the project through a consensus building process involving both men and women.
A communication plan will be finalized during the first three months of project implementation. Project information, including announcements of meetings, events, procurement and consulting services information, and safeguards information, will be posted in the jamoats' offices. A project website will be developed by the MLRWR and maintained throughout project implementation. KMK and the MOF will provide regular updates, documentation and data. The project website will be accessible to the public and will include the following information: (i) the project scope, structure, responsible agencies, impact, outcome, outputs; (ii) progress on the achievement of the project targets, with specific information on gender indicators and progress on the gender action plan targets; (iii) procurement and consulting services information, including announcement of bidding processes, bidding procedures, list of participating bidders, names of winning bidders, amount of contract awards and a description of the goods or services procured; (iv) all key safeguards documents, including environment and resettlement plans, and (v) details of planned public consultations and events. The project website will be updated regularly and its contents will be presented in the English, Russian and Tajik languages.
The PPCR website will also publish regular updates and announce project events.
The EAs will hold (i) biannual public participation meetings with NGOs, community organizations and other stakeholders to discuss project progress and collate views from community members; (ii) an interim project workshop in the third year of implementation to show progress and collate feedback, and (iii) a final project event in the sixth year of implantation to capture achievements and lessons learned.
An awareness campaign on the availability of training on climate resilient agriculture and financial literacy, and the availability of affordable finance for agribusiness and economic diversification will take place through radio and newspapers advertising. In addition, the EAs will ensure close collaboration with the PPCR National Coordination Mechanism.