Socio-Economic Reintegration Project in Southern Thailand ENVIRONMENTAL and SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN (ESCP)

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Socio-Economic Reintegration Project in Southern Thailand
ENVIRONMENTAL and SOCIAL
COMMITMENT PLAN (ESCP)

 

October, 2019
Disclaimer

 

This ESCP is still in draft format and the updated one will be finalized and disclosed after consultation with stakeholders
during the Project Preparation

 

Socio-Economic Reintegration Project in Southern Thailand
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN

  1. Government of Thailand is planning to implement Socio-economic Reintegration Project in Southern Thailand, with the involvement of The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (hereinafter the Bank) has agreed to provide financing for the
  2. Hilal Ahmar Foundation (HAF)- the executing agency as recipient of this grant selected by the government and will be overseen by the Project Advisory Committee (PAC), will take material measures and actions so that the Project is implemented in accordance with the World Bank Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs). This Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) sets out a summary of the material measures and

 

  1. Where the ESCP refers to specific plans or other documents, whether they have already been prepared or are to be developed, the ESCP requires compliance with all provisions of such plans or other In particular, the ESCP requires compliance with the provisions set out in the Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Labor Management Procedures, and Environment Code of Practice (ECOP) that will be developed for the Project.

 

  1. The table below summarizes the material measures and actions that are required as well as the timing of these material measures and HAF is responsible for compliance with all requirements of the ESCP.

 

  1. Implementation of the material measures and actions set out in this ESCP will be monitored and reported to the Bank by HAF, as required by the ESCP and the conditions of the legal agreement, and the Bank will monitor and assess progress and completion of the material measures and actions throughout implementation of the

 

  1. As agreed by the Bank and the Government of Thailand, this ESCP may be revised from time to time during Project implementation, to reflect adaptive management of Project changes and unforeseen circumstances or in response to assessment of Project performance conducted under the ESCP In such circumstances, HAF will agree to the changes with the Bank and will update the ESCP to reflect such changes. Agreement on changes to the ESCP will be documented through the exchange of letters signed between the Bank and HAF and the Ministry of Finance (and cc PAC). The HAF will promptly disclose the updated ESCP. Depending on the project, the ESCP may also specify the funding necessary for completion of a measure or action.
SOCIO-ECONOMIC REINTEGRATION PROJECT IN SOUTHERN THAILAND ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN

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Summary of the Material Measures and Actions to Mitigate the

Project’s Potential Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts

TimeframeResponsibility / Authority and Resources/Funding

Committed

Date of Completion
ESCP Monitoring and Reporting
REGULAR REPORTING: Prepare and submit regular monitoring reports on the implementation of the ESCP.Every six months throughout the project implementationProject Manager /HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of

the project management budget.

First reporting to complete within six months following the project effectiveness

 

Recurring (every six months throughout Project implementation).

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NOTIFICATION:

 

The project activities will not involve any civil works or any other physical investments that will adversely affect

community health and safety. Therefore, no incidents or accidents are expected from project activities which have significant adverse effect on environment, communities the public or workers. However, there are some risks of security-related incidents occurring directly related to project activities or risk of vehicle accidents. In case of any incident or accident related to the project or that has an impact on it, and that has or could result in death or serious injury, the project is required to:

 

·         Promptly notify Task Team Leader of the Bank any incident or accident related to the project included, for example, security- related incidents occurring directly related to project activities or risk of vehicle accidents.

·         Provide sufficient details regarding the incident or accident, and indicate immediate measures taken to address it to the Task Team Leader of the Bank.

 

Promptly after taking notice of the incident or accident.

 

Project Manager /HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of

the project management budget.

 

Throughout Project implementation.

 

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·         In case of any incident or accident related to the project or that has an impact on it, and that has or could result in death or serious injury, a report of the incident shall be submitted, detailing summary findings of the Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

·         An incident register shall be maintained by the HAF throughout the project implementation period.

SUMMARY ASSESSMENT
ESS 1: ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RISKS AND IMPACTS
1.1ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: Establish an organizational structure with qualified staff to support management of E&S risks including recruitment of part-time or full-time safeguards specialist acceptable to IBRD within executing agency.Within three months after project effectivenessProject Director/HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of

the project management budget.

Establish an organizational structure with qualified safeguards specialist within three months after project effectiveness.
Maintain safeguards specialist, as necessary, throughout Project

implementation.

 

Maintain safeguards specialist, as necessary, throughout project implementation.

1.2MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND INSTRUMENTS: Develop and implementDevelop an ECOP within four months after project effectiveness since staff contracting is expected to be completed by then.Project Manager /HAF/Implement an ECOP throughout
Environment Code of Practice (ECOP) for the management of sub-Implementationproject implementation
projects. ECOPs will be based on typology of projects to be selected. Thefunding to be part of
ECOP will be part of the Project Operations Manual. The ECOP will bethe project management
provided for IBRD review before use of projects funds commence.budget.

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC REINTEGRATION PROJECT IN SOUTHERN THAILAND ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN

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Date of Completion
1.3Selection criteria for this multi-sector assistance, including negative list will be developed prior to project implementation to ensure that adverse impacts on the environment are avoided or minimized. The selection criteria will be reviewed by the Bank.Selection criteria will be develop as part of POM within four months after project effectiveness.Project Manager/HAF develops the criteria.The criteria will be reviewed by the World Bank as part of PoM.
ESS 2: LABOR AND WORKING CONDITIONS
2.1LABOR MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES (LMP): Develop and implement labor management procedures. LMP will be part of the Project Operations Manual.Develop Labor management procedures within four months after project effectivenessProject Manager /HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of

the project management budget.

Implement throughout project implementation
2.2GRIEVANCE MECHANISM FOR PROJECT WORKERS: Develop and

maintain a grievance mechanism for Project workers.

Develop Grievance Mechanism for project workers within four months after project effectivenessProject Manager /HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of the project

implementation budget.

Maintain throughout project implementation
ESS 3: RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND POLLUTION PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT
3.1Relevant provisions of ESS 3 to be incorporated in ECOP.Within four months after project effectivenessProject Manager /HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of

the project management budget.

Implement throughout the project implementation
ESS 4: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC REINTEGRATION PROJECT IN SOUTHERN THAILAND ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN

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4.1GBV AND SEA RISKS

Recent studies indicate that wives and children of the ex-detainees and ex-combatants suffer from domestic violence – physically and

mentally. Women who return with their former combatant husbands or whose husbands return, report stress and domestic tension particularly as the recently returned men rarely leave the house. Based on the review and these studies in the Southern Thailand, risk of GBV is moderate. GBV and SEA related sensitization training will be provided.

Within four months after project effectiveness.Project Manager /HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of

the project management budget.

Implement throughout the project implementation
ESS 5: LAND ACQUISITION, RESTRICTIONS ON LAND USE AND INVOLUNTARY RESETTLEMENT
Not relevant to this project
ESS 6: BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF LIVING NATURAL RESOURCES
6.1Relevant provisions of ESS 6 to be incorporated in ECOP.Within four months after project effectivenessProject Manager /HAF/ Implementation funding to be part of

the project management

budget.

Implement throughout the project implementation
ESS 7: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES/SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED TRADITIONAL LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Not relevant to this project
ESS 8: CULTURAL HERITAGE
Not relevant to this project.
ESS 9: FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
Not relevant to this project
ESS 10: STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

 

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10.1SEP PREPARATION: Prepare and disclose a StakeholderDuring ProjectProject Manager /HAF/Completed and disclosed prior to
Engagement Plan (SEP).Preparation. SEP will beImplementationAppraisal.
conducted andfunding to be part of
consultation held.the project management
budget.
10.2SEP IMPLEMENTATION: Implement the SEP.Throughout ProjectProject Manager /HAF/Closing Date as defined in the
implementationImplementationGrant Agreement
funding to be part of
the project management
budget.
10.3PROJECT GRIEVANCE MECHANISM: Develop and implement theDraft design of the GRMProject Manager /HAF/Closing Date as defined in the
arrangements for the grievance mechanism. Maximize use ofwill be ready as part of theImplementationGrant Agreement. The GRM will
existing mechanisms and channels for stakeholder feedback.SEPfunding to be part of

the project

aim to be sustainable and used

after project completion by

implementation budget.relevant agencies.
Capacity Support
Specify Training to be providedSpecify Targeted Groups and

Timeframe for Delivery

Specify Training Completed
·         Conduct orientation on safeguards arrangements of the project.PAC, HAF, sub-district facilitators and safeguards technical experts that would help review the sub-projects from the

sub-districts.

In the first four months after project effectiveness.
·         Conduct in-depth training on ESF and relevant instruments (SEP including GRM, LMP, ECOP and

safeguards related forms) some specific tools could also

Sub-district facilitatorsWithin four months after project effectiveness.

 

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be trained such as Kobo toolbox.
·         Conduct training for Sub- district/ Village implementing committee who oversees the sub-projects.Sub district / Village implementing committee who oversees the sub-

projects.

After the sub projects have been identified.