Executive Summary of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments


Namibia - Transport Infrastructure Improvement Project (Phase I)- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA and ESMP Summaries)

The African Development Bank is considering financing the proposed Namibia Infrastructure Development Projects an investment support focused on the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) priorities. The investment will encompass priority interventions in the Transport – Rail and Road; Agriculture and Education Sectors. This Environmental and social Assessment summary focuses only on the transport sector intervention proposed as the Namibia Transport Infrastructure Improvement Project (Phase I) that includes two main components (i) Upgrade of the Walvis Bay – Kranzberg Railway Line and; (ii) Upgrade...

Ethiopia Eritrea Somalia - Drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods program in the horn of africa (DRSLP II) - Final Summary SESA – 11 2014

Following the impact of the crisis on the lives and livelihoods of the over 13.4 million people affected and the consequent suffering as well as the loss of human and animal lives, the Heads of States of IGAD member States met at a Summit in Nairobi, 8-9 September, 2011 and deliberated at length on the problems associated with the drought and came up with the Nairobi Declaration committing themselves to make new and significant investments in the dry-lands to end drought emergencies and pledged, among other things to "launch regional projects to address the underlying causes of vulnerability...

Tunisia - Nawara Southern Tunisian Gas Pipeline - ESIA Executive Summary

The Bank was approached by the consortium OMV/STGP consortium to finance the STGP project in 2011. A Project Evaluation Note (PEN) was approved by OPSM management for a senior loan of up to USD 200 million as a project finance facility. However, under the post revolution scenario and in light of the Hasdrubal project experience in 2010, ETAP and the Bank have shown a preference for a corporate loan facility in favor of ETAP to finance it’s investment plan over the years 2013-2020.

Senegal - Dakar Toll Road - Phase 2 - Diamniadio-Aibd Section - ESIA Executive Summary

This document summarizes the report of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) completed within the framework of Phase 2 of the Diamniadio-AIBDAIBD section of the Dakar toll road project. The Dakar/Thiès highway project is in line with the government of Senegal's aim to develop the country’s economic and production support infrastructure, in order to strengthen its regional and international competitiveness. For this purpose, it is envisaged to extend the Dakar-Diamniadio toll road by building the Diamniadio-AIBDAIBD section, in order to improve the connection to the new airport.

Zambia - Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APAMEP) - Executive SESA Summary

The Government of Zambia has prioritised agriculture among the key sectors that would spur economic growth and reduce poverty. To this effect, a National Agricultural and Cooperative Policy was enacted in 2004 calling for the development of an efficient, competitive and sustainable agriculture sector through strengthening farmer organisations and development of infrastructure in high potential agricultural areas. The Government intends to provide support to link farmers and producers to markets as a sustainable way of reducing poverty by improving their incomes, increasing agricultural...

Burundi - Mulembwe Hydropower Plants Development Project - Executive ESIA Summary

This document is a summary report of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the JIJI development, conducted as part of the Jiji and Mulewbwé hydropower plants development project.

Burundi - Jiji Hydropower Plants Development Project - Executive ESIA Summary

This document is a summary report of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the JIJI project, conducted as part of the Jiji and Mulewbwé Hydropower Plants Development Project.

Zambia - Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Basin - Executive SESA Summary

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has requested the Bank to support the project– Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue sub-basin Project (SCRIKA) which aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity of rural communities to better respond to current climate variability and long-term consequences of climate change in the Kafue sub-basin. The ultimate objective is to reduce poverty and enhance food security. The project will strengthen the capacity of rural communities through demonstrated approaches of integrating climate risks into the local development planning process in view of...

Algeria-Niger-Chad - Multinational Trans-Sahara Highway Project - Executive ESIA Summary

This document summarizes the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) carried out as part of the Multinational Trans-Sahara Highway (TSH) project covering three countries: Algeria, Niger and Chad. Each impact assessment covers a separate component of the project.

Kenya - Lake Turkana Transmission Line Delay Partial Risk Guarantee - Executive ESIA Summary

The government of Kenya has approached the Bank for Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) in the favour of Lake Turkana Wind Farm Project and its associated facility, specifically the high voltage transmission line for the evacuation of power from the wind farm. The Lake Turkana Transmission Line Delay Partial Risk Guarantee supports the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) Project financed in part by the Bank’s private lending window under a separate operation. The ADF Partial Risk Guarantee (ADF PRG) will mitigate the financial risks associated with the construction of a transmission line and associated...

Senegal - Project to Restore the Ecological and Economic Functions of Lake Guiers - Executive ESIA Summary

This ESIA summary includes the project description and rationale as well as the environmental assessment legal framework. It contains an analysis of the environmental conditions of the site and the proposed alternative solutions. It outlines potential impacts and mitigation and improvement measures, as well as potential environmental risks. It presents a monitoring programme and reviews public consultation and complementary initiatives. Lastly, it draws an overall conclusion on potential project environmental impact.

Zambia - Livestock Infrastructure Support Project - Executive SESA Summary

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has requested the Bank to support the Livestock Infrastructure Support Project (LISP) with the objective of improving smallholder livestock production and productivity, create market linkages and increase household income. The ultimate objective is to reduce poverty and enhance food security. The Project will be implemented in nine (9) Districts in Northern and Muchinga Provinces. It comprises of three (3) components, (i) Livestock Infrastructure Development, (ii) Capacity Building, and (iii) Project Management. The main outputs include, (i) Livestock...

Namibia - Strategic Expansion of the Walvis Bay Container Terminal Project - Executive ESIA Summary

This summary is for the strategic expansion of the Walvis Bay container terminal project. The Walvis Bay port is managed by Namport, which is the national port authority in Namibia since 1994 and manages one other port. The port of Walvis Bay is situated at the west coast of Africa and provides an easier and much faster transit route between Southern Africa, Europe and America. The port of Walvis Bay is currently operating at its full capacity. The proposed strategic expansion of the container terminal is intended to alleviate congestion and to increase efficiency. Given the project...

Nigeria - Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1) - Executive SESA Summary

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is instituting the National Economic Transformation Agenda whose aim is to diversify the economy from reliance on oil, assure food security and create jobs, especially for the youth. In line with this, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is implementing an Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) that will promote agribusiness, attract private sector investment in agriculture, reduce post-harvest losses, add value to local agricultural produce, develop rural infrastructure and enhance access of farmers to financial services and markets....

Djibouti-Ethiopia-Kenya - Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program of Horn of Africa (DRSL-Ho A) - SESA Summary

The Horn of Africa which includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda is now affected by the worst drought in its history that decimated the livestock and destroyed crops. This has caused a strong degradation of the nutritional status of populations particularly to women and children with a chronic malnutrition rate of 30%. This recurrent drought combined with various conflicts and civil wars in the region, has caused massive displacement of population and affected persons are estimated to 12 million.

Ghana - Ghana Rural Enterprise Programme (REP II) - Executive SESA Summary

The Rural Enterprise Program (REP) seeks to improve the livelihoods and incomes of rural poor micro and small entrepreneurs. The development objective is to increase the number of rural Medium and Small Scale Enterprises (MSEs) that generate profit, growth and employment opportunities. The project has four outcomes, namely: (1) business development services accessible to MSEs in rural districts; (2) technical skills transferred and technologies disseminated; (3) access of MSEs to finance ensured; and (4) MSE support institutions and policies in place.

Uganda - Road Sector Support Project 4: Upgrading of Kigumba-Masindi-Hoima-Kabwoya Road to Bituminous Standard - Executive ESIA Summary

Government of Uganda (GoU) through Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is seeking funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the upgrading of Kigumba - Bulima (69 km) and Bulima - Kabwoya (66 km) road section which is part of the 238 km “Kyenjojo–Hoima–Masindi–Kigumba” Road that is currently a gravel road originating from Kyenjojo Town through towns of Hoima and Masindi, ending at Kigumba. According to AfDB environmental screening guidelines, projects involving upgrading and rehabilitation of major roads, are classified “Category 1”, and these require detailed...

Tanzania - Bagamoyo Sugar Project - Executive ESIA Summary

This environmental and social impact assessment summary is for the Bagamoyo EcoEnergy (BEE) project. The summary is prepared in accordance with the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (ESAP) for Private Sector Operations (2001).

Cameroon - Kumba-Mamfe Road Development Project - Executive ESIA Summary

This document is the summary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the KumbaMamfe Road Pavement and Development Project (149 km) situated in the South West Region of Cameroon. The impact assessment was financed with Cameroon’s Public Investment Budget (PIB). This summary has been prepared in accordance with the environmental and social assessment guidelines and procedures of the African Development Bank (AfDB) for Category 1 projects. It starts with the project description and rationale, followed by the legal and institutional framework in Cameroon. A brief description of the...

Côte d'Ivoire - Construction of the Toll Bridge “Henri Konane Bedie” (Ex Riviera-Marcory) and Access Roads - Executive ESIA Summary

The State of Ivory Coast has started the project of construction of the Riviera – Marcory bridge and the access roads, in order to resolve the problem of traffic congestion in the urban area of the city of Abidjan. The Government has decided to concede the execution of the project to a private contractor. After issuing a tender, the contract has been won by the group of companies BOUYGUES and SETAO, and a public limited company according to the law of Ivory Coast has been founded, called Concession Company for the Riviera – Marcory Bridge, or SOCOPRIM SA. A concession agreement was signed...