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Zambia - Support for Science and Technology Education Project - ESMP Summary
The project is classified as Category II. Mitigation measures have been prescribed for the effects of the rehabilitation and extension of existing 3 university campuses and 5 technical colleges. The eight institutions will have their learning environments improved through the rehabilitation and expansion of learning areas mainly ICT infrastructure, workshops, laboratories and libraries for TEVET institutions and faculty buildings, laboratories and library extensions for HE institutions to expand access for about 286,290 (out of which 7,157 will be females) postsecondary school graduates within the five year duration of the project and provide up to date equipment, books and furniture. Water supply and sewage systems in some TTI's will be rehabilitated. All the structures will be Information and Communication Technology (ICT) compliant. Moreover, there will be no displacement of people by the project. The activities supported by the project will be taking place in existing institutions. The project’s environmental issues and management/ mitigation measures are provided in the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) summary below.