<strong>Training on Land Acquisition, Involuntary Resettlement and Social Sustainability on Infrastructure Projects. </strong>

Afrika Safeguards Consult Ltd conducted a training on Land Acquisition, Involuntary Resettlement and Social Sustainability on Infrastructure Projects, that ran from 5th to 9th December 2022. The training aimed at enhancing knowledge on the process of land acquisition in Uganda, equipping participants with knowledge on the impacts of land acquisition, land use restriction and involuntary resettlement on project affected persons(PAPs) and communities. Participants were empowered with hands on skills on resettlement action planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as

Afrika Safeguards Consult partners with Vision for Africa High School to commemorate World Environment Day.

Afrika Safeguards Consults in partnership with Vision for Africa High School, Nakifuma celebrated World Environment Day on Saturday June 12th, 2021. The event involved planting of Hass avocado as a means of restoring degraded ecosystems.  According to the Director of Studies, Vision for Africa High School, Mr. Naime John Baptist, most people in the area are involved in subsistence farming which has led to modification of ecosystems through wetland reclamation and vegetation clearance for farming activities. “There is urgent need

Training participants urged to mitigate impacting the environment

Participants that attended the second training organised by Afrika Safeguards Consult Ltd, on Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) processes in Uganda, were urged to undertake Environment and Social Impact Assessment for projects according to the project categorisation in the National Environment Act, and benchmark best practices from the Environment and Social Frameworks of International agencies such as World Bank and African Development Bank among others. The appeal was made by Mr. Mununuzi Nathan, the Course Coordinator, Afrika Safeguards Consult

Training on Occupational Safety and Health Conducted by Afrika Safeguards Consult

Afrika Safeguards Consult Ltd on Saturday April 10th, 2021 conducted training on occupational safety and health, with an aim of creating knowledge on the rights of workers to a healthy and safe occupational environment.  The training also had an objective of enabling workers and employers understand their duties and responsibilities, in order to maintain a healthy and safe occupational environment. The training targeted Project Managers, Staff Supervisors, Health and Safety Officers, Human Resource Managers and all workers in the different fields

Monitoring implementation of Environment and Social Mitigation measure on Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation (FIEFOC-2) Project

Afrika Safeguards Consult Ltd launches website to support Environment and Social safeguard management

Afrika Safeguards Consult Ltd, a consultancy firm that provides services in environment and social safeguards management in Uganda, has today launched its website.  The website aims at creating awareness about the implementation of Environment and Social safeguards, including Environment and Social Management Plans (ESMP), Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) and Stakeholder Engagement Plans, among others. According to the Managing Director, Ms. Scovia Nakawuma, environment and social safeguard management is a major concern for all development partners and a key factor in determining

Gender Mainstreaming and Prevention of Gender Based Violence on Infrastructure Projects

It is a process that systematically integrates gender perspectives into legislation, public policy, programs and projects. The process enables making women and men’s concerns and experience to be made an integral dimension of the design, implementation, and evaluation with the goal of achieving gender equity. Gender-Based Violence (GBV), is a global pandemic affecting 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. Globally, 7% of women

Rehabilitation and Livelihood Restoration for Refugee Communities

Over 65 million people in the world are displaced (more than 21m of whom are refugees); more than 75% of all displaced people live outside camps, (UNHCR, 2016); Forced displacement is often a reality for multiple generations and most refugees run to countries near to their home country. Relief efforts to refugees cannot be credible or effective unless it incorporates effective rehabilitation and livelihood restoration that reflects the perspectives of refugees. Understanding refugee rehabilitation and livelihood strategies is a prerequisite

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

OSH is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people in the workplace. The goal of an occupational safety and health program is to foster a safe and healthy occupational environment. Employers and supervisors are obliged to implement all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of workers. OSH focuses on the primary prevention of occupational hazards, incidents and diseases. This is an innovative module designed to promote a healthy and safe workplace by; mmaintaining

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Climate change is described as the greatest challenge of our times. Its impacts have had far reaching effects on people’s livelihood and threatened their very existence. Human activities are cited as the main cause of a changing environment, which has resulted in large scale impacts including changing precipitation patterns, increasing temperature rise, increasing floods in especially coastal areas, impacts on agriculture, health, economics, and all other aspects of life. To address this global challenge will require a network of professionals

Management of Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement

Implementation of infrastructure projects by public or private institutions requires acquisition of land for installation or construction of facilities. The process of land acquisition often leads to physical displacement, economic displacement and disruption of livelihoods as a result of restricted access to land and other resources on land, loss of livelihoods and involuntary resettlement. It is important for project developers, implementers and sponsors to seek an approach of project implementation that avoids involuntary resettlement, if not possible minimize involuntary resettlement

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