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Social and environmental assessments and good safeguard practices should be an well-established elements of project preparation and implementation processes. Government of Nepal (GoN) is committed to address safeguard requirements while designing and implementing any development projects that could have adverse social and environmental impacts, however, safeguard provisions are scattered in a number of GoN acts, rules, and guidelines.
In Nepal, safeguards performance of development programs and projects seems very poor. That is why, ADB’s Nepal Country Partnership Strategy has emphasized the need for improvement in such performance of projects funded by it. There is an urgent need of developing capacity in key agencies and to meet an immediate requirement for better environmental and social safeguards policy provisions. The TNA conducted by Capacity Development Resource Center in 2017 has also indicated the lacking of knowledge and skills in environmental and social safeguards.
In this regard, the training program on environmental and social safeguards has been designed to impart safeguards related knowledge and skills to the participants to ease the portfolio performance.

Course Aim
The aim of this course is to enhance the environmental and social safeguards knowledge and skills of the participants.

Objectives of the Course
At the end of this training program, the participants are expected to be able to:

  • understand the legal procedures, principles, and provisions of safeguards; and
  • implement the mitigation measures.

Course Contents
The training course will be organized to deliver the following contents:

  • ADB's IR requirement and policy principles
  • Safeguards and sustainable development
  • Impact assessment
  • National and ADB legal requirements
  • Social safeguards plan
  • EA process
  • Detailed measurement surveys and key issues
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Communication and consultations

Training Approach and Methodology
Adult learning principles will be used to facilitate the learning of the participants. Particularly, instruction techniques such as interactive lecture, field visit, exercises, and group works will be used to enhance participants' learning.
The program will be implemented for five working days. 

20 to 24 September 2021 (04 to 08 Sahwin 2078)


10:45 am - 03:30 pm

Training Management Team
Mr. Shiva Hari Adhikari
Dr. Shyan Kirat Rai
Mr. Shashi Shekhar Acharya


Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project (PRBFRMP), Jawalakhel
Shabnam Samal Sociologist,
Hari Shankar Jha Environmental Inspector
Nabin Kumar Shrestha Engineer
Kamal Singh Mahat Engineer
Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (RCIP)
Kushal Dev Ghimire Sociologist, PCU
Rajen Pokhrel Nasu PIU 1 Jhapa
Ishwor Dahal Accountant PIU 2, Lalitpur
Daya Ram Sharma Nasu , PIU 3 Parbat
Narendra Budha Magar Nasu, PIU 4 Rolpa
Tosh Raj KC Nasu , PIU 5 Rukum
NEA, Project Implementation Directorate
Mukunda Prasad Prasai Account Officer
Sulochana Poudel  
Kamal Raj Chhuke  
Meeta Acharya Environmentalist
Dibyashori Paudel Engineer
Bisam Binod Khanal  
Saraswoti KC  
Hema Basyal  
Rama Siris  
Department of Roads, ADB
Mr. Chinta Mani Sharma Social Expert
Mr. Pradeep Gautam Environment Expert
Mr. Arbind Shrestha Assitant Resident Engineer
Ms. Sita Kumari Bista Social Focal Person
Ms. Yazi Sharma Social Focal Person
Pratima K.C. Senior Officer 
Shrijana Pandey Administrative Officer