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.
On September 1st, 2015, JICA appointed the following Examiner.
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
On July 1st, 2016, JICA appointed the following two Examiners.
Professor , Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
Professor Emeritus, Nagasaki University
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
|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|
|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
|Opinion on the Investigation Report||2014/12/1, 2014/12/3|
The Examiners prepare and publish an annual report on their activities.