According to IFC website, the program aims to address the overall governance of the entire Jhelum-Poonch watershed including laying foundations for institutional arrangements for integrated river basin management and commission important scientific studies to address data gaps including surveying of tributaries with significant data gaps and conducting environmental flows assessments in the watershed. The program focuses on two interlinked components over the two year period:
Component 1: Improve and enable application of good practice E&S standards to manage cumulative impacts of the cascade of hydropower projects in the Jhelum-Poonch watershed for sustainable hydropower development and strategic watershed management: Ultimately this effort expects to help local authorities, together with project sponsors, academia, and environmental NGOs, achieve sustainable hydropower development and integrated watershed management of the Jhelum-Poonch Basin.
Component 2: Establish multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) to enable capacity in practical E&S risk management and adoption of IFCs Performance Standards. This component will focus on the development of training materials and implementation of training events to provide technical support and capacity development to local government officials, civil society and the private sector (hydropower developers, consultants and EPC contractors) operating in the Jhelum and Indus watersheds
Environmental and social risks will continue to be reviewed throughout the life-cycle of the project.
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