This standardized Environmental and Social Management Plan (S-ESMP) for the ‘Greater Phou Khao Khouay landscape’ is the first S-ESMP developed for in the context of the Lao Landscape and Livelihood Project (LLL).
The objective of this S-ESMP is to serve as an instrument to pre-identify anticipated potential adverse environment and social (ES) risks and impacts of known initial activities funded by the LLL project, and to identify appropriate and standardized tools and measures to manage and mitigate them. Initial activities addressed by this S-ESMP include for example visits by project staff, volunteers and consultants for meetings, community consultations and FPIC, forest and land use zoning and participatory action planning training, monitoring and supervision. It also addresses field activities such as biodiversity surveys and forest inventories, boundary demarcation, patrolling and law enforcement, fire control/ management, research, outreach, extension, vocational education and community engagement. ES risks and impacts that are avoided and mitigated by this S-ESMP include for example environmental pollution due to littering, illegal consumption and trade of wildlife, spreading of communicable diseases, accidents, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).