Environmental and Social Safeguard Policy
The purpose of this Policy is to provide principles and guidelines to assess the environmental and social risks and likely impacts during the preparation and implementation of programs, projects, and activities carried out by AFoCO. This Policy will apply to all AFoCO-financed programs, projects, and activities.
The Technical Committee for Environmental and Social Safeguard will be established comprising of internal and external experts with the knowledge necessary to assess and provide advice and counsel relating to environmental and social considerations of AFoCO projects. AFoCO assures compliance with the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) through specific institutional arrangements put in place for the operationalization of the ESMS and through a dedicated grievance review mechanism. Concerns must be addressed at the closest appropriate level, i.e. at the project management level. If a concern or grievance cannot be resolved through consultations and measures at the project management level, a complaint and/or disputes may be filed through the grievance report in the AFoCO website.