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Philippine Safeguards Forum 2014 (June 16 - 17, 2014)

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Philippine Safeguards Forum 2014

Audio Visual Center, UP National Engineering Center
Junio Hall, cor. Agoncillo St. and Osmena Ave., University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, PH

June 16, 2014 – June 17, 2014

The forum aims to gather all sector agencies implementing Bank financed projects, safeguard regulatory agencies, LGUs, NGOs, and international financing institutions for sharing of safeguards experiences, best practices, and challenges in their project
operations to improve safeguards compliance and performance.

Specifically, the forum aims to:

1. Present updates on both the safeguards policies and procedural guidelines of the Philippines and the World Bank and other cooperating multilateral and bilateral agencies identify capability building needs and priorities.

2. Present the proposed PH Learning Center on Environmental and Social Safeguards.

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

The Program of Activities shall include the following items for discussion:

1. Sharing on the developments in the Bank (WB, ADB, JICA, AusAID, etc.) and their implications to safeguards operations.

2. Developments in country laws, agency regulations, and institutional arrangement that have implications on development activities and safeguards operations.

3. Present safeguard issues, challenges, and opportunities.

4. Present the proposed multi-donor Learning Center on Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Infrastructure and draw comments/suggestions for its establishment.

5. Identify priority needs including capacity building for continuing improvement of safeguards operations in the country.

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