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Environmental and Social Considerations

Objection Procedures based on the Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations

JICA proclaimed the new ‘JICA Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations’ on April 1st, 2010, which comes into effect on July 1st, 2010. Coincidentally JICA also established the new ‘Objection Procedures based on the Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations’. The new Objection Procedures have consolidated two Objection Procedures that former JICA and former JBIC had had respectively into a single set of procedures.
Objectives of the Objection Procedures are (1) to investigate whether or not JICA has complied with the Guidelines based on an objection and report the results to the President in order to ensure JICA’s compliance with the Guidelines; and (2) to encourage dialogues between the parties concerned based on their consent in order to assist early resolution of disputes concerning specific environmental and/or social problems caused by the project on which JICA had not complied with the Guidelines.

When JICA’s non-compliance with the Guidelines regarding the project for which JICA provides cooperation has caused actual damage or are likely to cause damage in the future, two or more residents of the country could submit an objection. JICA appoints Examiners for the Guidelines who are under the direct control of the President and independent of line departments in order to achieve the above-mentioned two objectives in response to the objection.

Former Guidelines

Examiners for the Guidelines

On July 1st, 2016, JICA appointed the following two Examiners.

Dr. Yuka Kaneko

Professor, Center for Social Systems Innovation, Kobe University

Dr. Takashi Hayase

Professor Emeritus, Nagasaki University

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

Dr. Takehiko MURAYAMA,

Professor, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering,
School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology

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

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

Acceptance Day Country Project Present status
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
Opinion on the Investigation Report 2017/12/1
Opinion on the Investigation Report 2018/5/21
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.


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