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Social safeguards plan as well as good safeguards practices should be well-established in the process of project preparation and implementation. The government of Nepal (GoN) is committed to addressing safeguard requirements while designing and implementing any development projects that could have adverse impacts, however, safeguard provisions are scattered in several GoN acts, rules, and guidelines.
In Nepal, the safeguard 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 to develop capacity in key agencies and to meet an immediate requirement for better environmental and social safeguards policy provisions. Training needs assessments conducted by the Capacity Development Resource Center in 2017 and 2021 have indicated gaps in safeguards-related knowledge and skills of officials working on the ADB assisted projects. In this regard, the training program on professional social safeguards has been designed to impart safeguards knowledge and skills to the participants.
Course Aim
This course aims to enhance social safeguards related knowledge and skills of the participants working on different ADB assisted projects.
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this training program, the participants are expected to be able to:

  • analyze the legal procedures, principles, and provisions of social safeguard; and
  • implement safeguards policy principles in development projects.

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

  • Policy objectives, scope, application, and policy triggers
  • Preparing Screening or due diligence report
  • Understanding policy gaps between ADB and GoN requirements
  • Loss of individual assets and impact analysis
  • Common assets, utility services, cultural and natural resources information and impact analysis
  • Demographic, socio-economic information, and impact analysis
  • Detail measurement survey and use of information technology
  • Mitigation measures and resettlement
  • Stakeholders analysis, consultation, and communication strategy
  • Monitoring, reporting, and preparing corrective action plan

Training Approach and Methodology
Adult learning principles will be used to facilitate the learning of the participants. Particularly, instruction techniques such as interactive lectures, field visits, and group work will be used to enhance participants' learning
Participants (26) (23+3)


1 Akrita Rai 
2 Anil Poudel
3 Ballab Mani Koirala 
4 Basu Kalaunee
5 Bhoj Raj Bhattarai
6 Deep Raman Adhikari
7 Dila Malla Chand
8 Ganesh Kumar Rai
9 Hem Raj Bhandari
10 Janak Giri
11 Janak Raj Bohara
12 Kalamuddin Ansari
13 Kedar Satyal
14 Kushal Dev Ghimire
15 Lok Prasad  Sharma
16 Lokendra Subba
17 Matrika P. Timalsina 
18 Modanath Timsina
19 Nabin Lamsal 
20 Raju Gyawali
21 Ram Prasad Pokharel
22 Shabnam Samal
23 Shiva Hari Budhathoki
24 Suprabha Pandey
25 Udbodh Bhandari
26 Yugesh Adhikaree