Disclosure Notice: Environmental and social instruments for AICCRA Additional Financing (P181150)

The International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank proposes to provide Additional Financing (AF) to scale-up the ambition of the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) project (P173398).

It aims to keep up with the urgency and magnitude of the climate crisis through the provision of validated climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and climate information services (CIS) that increase the climate resilience of smallholder farmers across Africa.

The AICCRA AF is scheduled to be implemented in six focus countries: Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zambia, with scale-up activities at regional levels across West Africa and East and Southern Africa.

The AF is being led by The Alliance of Bioversity International and Centre for International Tropical Agriculture (hereafter ‘The Alliance’), and with implementation support and collaboration from CGIAR centers and partners, private sector institutions, and government agencies.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) of the AF is to strengthen the capacity of governments, regional organizations, farmers, and other relevant stakeholders to enhance access to—and use of—CSA and CIS in IDA-eligible countries in Africa.

Relative to the ‘parent’ AICCRA project, the AF is specifically focused on:

  • The large-scale adoption and use of validated CIS and CSA technology bundles
  • The strengthening of capacities with regional partner institutions
  • Expanding and strengthening CGIAR collaboration with other World Bank operations and initiatives
  • Supporting the West Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Roadmap

To further these goals, The Alliance has updated the parent AICCRA project Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), Labor Management Procedures (LMP), and the Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) guide for the AICCRA-AF Project (P181150).

The Alliance has updated these instruments to provide a clear understanding to all project implementing partners and stakeholders of the potential E&S risk in AICCRA AF, and what is required for managing the potential E&S risks and impacts anticipated from project activities.

These instruments have been updated in accordance with the following Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) of the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework, which are deemed relevant to the ACCRA AF project.

ESS1: Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts

ESS2: Labor and Working Conditions

ESS3: Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management

ESS4: Community Health and Safety

ESS6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living and Natural Resources

ESS7: Indigenous Peoples/Sub-Saharan African Historically Underserved Traditional Local Communities

ESS10: Stakeholder Engagement and Information Disclosure

In line with these updates, a public NOTICE is hereby served that the AICCRA AF Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Labor Management Procedures, and Environmental and Social Risk Management Guide are published and electronically available as follows:

This notice is issued by The Alliance. For further inquiries and submissions about this disclosure, please contact:

Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, AICCRA Project Director

Email: a.m.loboguerrero@cgiar.org


Adams Kwaw, AICCRA Environmental and Social Safeguards Lead

Email: a.kwaw@cgiar.org

WhatsApp: +233 207 957 282


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