Objection Procedures

Objection Procedures based on the Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations

JICA responds to objections regarding its compliance with the Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations. It is one of JICA's measures to ensure its compliance with the Guidelines, and is carried out in accordance with the Objection Procedures based on the JICA Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations.

Objectives of the Objection Procedures are:

To this end, JICA established the Examiners for the Guidelines, who directly report to the President and are independent from departments responsible for project management or environmental review. Residents of the country where JICA-assisted project is being implemented who have suffered or likely to suffer damage due to JICA's non-compliance with the JICA Guidelines may submit their request to raise objection to the Examiners, in accordance with the Objection Procedures that apply to the project in question. Please refer to the Objection Procedures below for procedures regarding the submission of the request.

Objection Procedures for former Guidelines

Examiners for the Guidelines

On September 1st, 2021, JICA appointed the following Examiner.

Mr. MURAYAMA Takehiko
Professor, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering,
School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology

On July 1st, 2022, JICA appointed the following Examiners.

Ms. KAKEGAWA Michiyo
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Soka University

Mr. SAKUMOTO Naoyuki
Honorary Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)

Contact Information
Examiners for the Guidelines
Secretariat of The Examiner for the Guidelines
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Nibancho Center Building
5-25, Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8012, Japan
FAX: +81-03-5226-6973
E-mail: jicama-jigi@jica.go.jp

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The Status of Acceptance of the Requests and the Progress of Procedures

Acceptance Day Country Project Present status
2024/2/20 Nepal The Project for Improvement of Water Supply in Pokhara Preliminary Investigation 2024/2/21-2024/5/31
2023/11/13 Cambodia Phnom Penh City Transmission and Distribution System Expansion Project (Phase 2) Preliminary Investigation 2023/11/14-12/26
2023/8/22 Philippines Metro Manila Subway Project (Phase 1) Preliminary Investigation 2023/8/23-12/26
2017/5/16 Mozambique Support for Agricultural Development Master Plan for Nacala Corridor in Mozambique Preliminary Investigation 2017/5/17-7/3
Investigation 2017/7/4-11/1
Investigation Report 2017/11/1
2015/9/7 India Mumbai Metro Line 3 Project Preliminary Investigation 2015/9/8-10/6
2015/5/25 Philippines New Bohol Airport Construction and Sustainable Environemnt Protection Project Preliminary investigation 2015/5/26-6/26
2015/2/10 India Mumbai Metro Line 3 Project Preliminary investigation 2015/2/11-3/10
2014/10/28 Viet Nam Hanoi City Urban Railway Construction Project: (Nam Thang Long – Tran Hung Dao Section (Line 2)) Preliminary investigation 2014/10/29-12/4
2014/6/6 Myanmar Thilawa Special Economic Zone (Class-A Area) Development Project
Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Development Project
Preliminary investigation 2014/6/6-7/4
Investigation 2014/7/5-11/4
Investigation Report 2014/11/4
Opinion on the Investigation Report 2014/12/1, 2014/12/3

Annual Report of the Examiners for the Guidelines

The Examiners prepare and publish an annual report on their activities.