Environment and Social Safeguards(ESS) Policy

Currently, the Environmental and Social issues are being addressed basing on the National Environment Management Policy and other guiding documents including the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) guidelines and other Tools developed by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) while some projects have been using the World Bank Environment and Social Safeguards Policies and other donor -specific ES policies. These are normally actualized through development of Environment and Social Management Frameworks (ESMF) for specific projects and programmes. Other key existing laws and policies relating to the safety of environment and people are prescribed in the Uganda Constitution (1995), the National Environment Management Policy (1994), the Resettlement Policy, the Environment Management Act (1994), National Climate Change Policy (2015), National Gender Policy (2007), Equal opportunities Policy (2008), National Land Policy (2013), Water Policy (1997) among others.