The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
ESSF MITIGATION PLAN
CORE COMPONENTS OF ESSF FRAMEWORK
A framework document, first publicly posted in August 2019, that includes policy commitments and procedural detail on implementation
Nine safeguard standards, each dedicated to a specific safeguard topic
A tiered network-wide grievance mechanism which strengthens existing arrangements to address and resolve complaints
A response protocol to immediately escalate any complaints relating to human rights
WWF conducted the ESSF risk screening process for the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) program, managed by WWF-Nepal. Three issue areas corresponding to the substantive ESSF standards were identified through this process and are addressed in this plan with the aim of mitigating potential risks: 1) community health and safety 2) Indigenous Peoples, and 3) restrictions to access to resources. This mitigation plan that has been approved serves to guide WWF Nepal in its program design and will be applied to project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for all activities supported by WWF across this landscape.
MITIGATION PLAN - ROLL OUT
WWF Nepal will be implementing the mitigation action plan based on the risks triggered in ESSF substantive standard. Some of the major mitigation actions planned for this year are; 1) Training law enforcement personnel to build their capacity, bolster their safety, and strengthen their commitments and understanding of human rights 2) Improve community outreach and engagement to create better, safer, and more effective interactions with and between communities and law enforcement, and addressing human wildlife conflict, 3) Conduct study and documentation on settlements of Indigenous Peoples (targeting women), their unique cultural practice and knowledge on natural resources management, 4) Mapping the diverse marginalized groups and their usage and dependence on resources that may be restricted, Promote participation of women and vulnerable groups in the local institutions (BZUC, BZMC, BZUG, CFCC) and support women leadership in local institutions especially in BZMC and BZUCs.