Course Preamble.
The training on Management of Environment & Social Safeguardspr actices should be well though-out during
project design, planning, during preparation and in the implementation processes. Environmental
and social sustainability, including climate change resilience, is fundamental to the achievement
of development outcomes and must be systematically mainstreamed into development programs.
Environmental and social screening and assessment processes for projects have now become
standard practice in development cooperation and are usually required by national regulatory
frameworks and multilateral and bilateral donors. There is therefore need to strengthen
environmental and social sustainability, including climate resilience. Potential adverse impacts and
risks need to be avoided or minimized, and where possible mitigated. Governments need to
demonstrate to development partners and stakeholders that we have the appropriate safeguard
measures in place for managing donor funded projects. The training will take delegates through
the concepts in relation to environmental and social safeguards which will protect both the
environment and the people from adverse effects of development projects. Beyond that the social
safeguard planning, tools and practical guides in a broader perspective to create a foundation to
localize and adopt social safeguard tools and mechanisms in the process of planning, designing
and implementing citywide infrastructure projects.