Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework(ESMF)for the IFPA-CD Project

Government of Uganda has designed the Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate Smart Development Project that will be financed by the World Bank (WB) and Government of Uganda.

The PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE is to improve sustainable management of forests and protected areas and increase benefits to communities from forests in target landscapes that include Albertine Rift, the refugee-hosting areas of West Nile Region, and Lamwo district.

The Environmental and Social Management Framework presents an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for the Uganda Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate Smart Development Project. The ESMF is one of a set of due diligence instruments required to address and manage environmental and social impacts associated with the Project activities.

The ESMF highlights socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional contexts of the project and sets a framework of the Uganda’s roles and responsibilities in addressing the assessed social and environmental risks and impacts.