50358-001: Workshop for Selection and Monitoring of a Biodiversity Offset for the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Workshop for Selection and Monitoring of a Biodiversity Offset for the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 50358-001 Status: Closed

A proposed $70,000 small-scale capacity development technical assistance (S-CDTA) in support of a workshop on biodiversity offset for the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) in Lao, PDR to take place on 13-14 December 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The principal objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Provide a forum for ADB safeguards staff, external biodiversity consultants to the NNP1 project, and international experts on biodiversity offsets, to review current thinking, best-practices and case studies on offsets, and decide how to pragmatically shape this guidance and lessons to the NNP1 and Lao PDR contexts.

2. Review and clarify how to define _biodiversity_ for the NNP1 project and offset.

3. Once defined, determine if and how _biodiversity_ will be estimated in the NNP1 offsets scenario.

4. Determine how to clearly communicate these results and conclusions to ADB, and to other stakeholders involved or interested in the project.

Project Details

Project Officer
Joshi, Vijay Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Workshop for Selection and Monitoring of a Biodiversity Offset for the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project
Project Number 50358-001
Borrower/Company
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Location
Type or Modality of Assistance
9222 TASF-V USD 70,000 Proposed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department
Responsible ADB Division
Responsible ADB Officer Joshi, Vijay
Project Sponsor(s)
Description

A proposed $70,000 small-scale capacity development technical assistance (S-CDTA) in support of a workshop on biodiversity offset for the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) in Lao, PDR to take place on 13-14 December 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The principal objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Provide a forum for ADB safeguards staff, external biodiversity consultants to the NNP1 project, and international experts on biodiversity offsets, to review current thinking, best-practices and case studies on offsets, and decide how to pragmatically shape this guidance and lessons to the NNP1 and Lao PDR contexts.

2. Review and clarify how to define _biodiversity_ for the NNP1 project and offset.

3. Once defined, determine if and how _biodiversity_ will be estimated in the NNP1 offsets scenario.

4. Determine how to clearly communicate these results and conclusions to ADB, and to other stakeholders involved or interested in the project.

Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services (consultant not needed)
Procurement (not needed)
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance -
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 07 Nov 2016
Last PDS Update 14 Nov 2016

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