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Environmental And Social Commitment Plan (ESCP)

The Government of Malawi intends to implement Skills for a Vibrant Economy Project (SAVE) with support from the World Bank. SAVE is expected to run for a period of five years from 2021 to 2026. SAVE will be  co-financed through a grant envelope of US$100 million from International Development Association (hereinafter the Association) for a period of four years. 

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to increase equitable access to market-relevant skills in priority areas of the economy, especially for females and vulnerable youth.

The program consists of 4 Components which are; Component 1. Supporting Increased access and to skills development programs in in higher education; Component 2. Supporting increase in access to TEVET skills development; Component 3. Tertiary education system strengthening, project management, M&E and communications; Component 4. Contingent Emergency Response.

The Republic of Malawi will implement material measures and actions so that the Project is implemented in accordance with the Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs). This Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) sets out material measures and actions, any specific documents or plans, as well as the timing for each of these.

The Republic of Malawi will also comply with the provisions of any other E&S documents required under the ESF and referred to in this ESCP, such as Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMF), Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP), and Stakeholder Engagement Plans (SEP), and the timelines specified in those E&S documents.

The Republic of Malawi is responsible for compliance with all requirements of the ESCP even when implementation of specific measures and actions is conducted by the Ministry, agency or unit referenced in 1. above.

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

As agreed by the Association and the Government of the  Republic of Malawi, 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 itself. In such circumstances, the Republic of Malawi will agree to the changes with the Association 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 Association and the Republic of Malawi. The Republic of Malawi will promptly disclose the updated ESCP.

Where Project changes, unforeseen circumstances, or Project performance result in changes to the risks and impacts during Project implementation, the Republic of Malawi shall provide additional funds, if needed, to implement actions and measures to address such risks and impacts, which may include environmental, health, and safety impacts and gender-based violence.

 

The Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) sets out material measures and actions, any specific documents or plans, as well as the timing for each of them.

The general public is therefore being informed that copies of the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) are available at Ministry of Education Headquarters at Capital Hill.

For further information, please contact

 

 

Secretary for Education

Ministry of Education

P/Bag 328

Lilongwe

Attention: Dr Levis Eneya,  Director for Higher Education.  Emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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