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PUBLIC NOTICE DISCLOSURE OF ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS ASSESSMENT (ESSA)

April 19, 2016

INTRODUCTION
 
The Education and Skills for Productive Jobs (ESPJ) Program for Results aims to develop a skilled workforce in key economic sectors. 
 
It covers the range of skills from non-formal, technical and vocational education and training to university level education. 
It was developed in a consultative, stakeholder driven Co-creation Workshop on National Skills Development with over 163 
high level participants from 76 organizations representing government, employers, training providers, civil society, youth organizations and partners. 
 
The Education and Skills for Productive Jobs (ESPJ) Program’s objective is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the skills development system and
 
to promote the expansion and quality of labor market driven skills development opportunities in select economic sectors, notably: Tourism and Hospitality;
 
Agriculture, Agribusiness and Agroprocessing; Transport and Logistics; Construction; Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Energy;
 
at the informal, technical and vocational training and university levels. The two main mechanisms for this will be a competitive, results-based 
Skills Development Fund open to proposals by public and private training providers, including employers through their associations,
 
to address critical skills gaps; and a Trainee Voucher Scheme for low income youth to enhance their economic opportunities through access
 
to short term, practical and vocational training at public or private training providers  In addition, the Program will support strengthening of the
 
overall skills development system through enhanced public-private sector collaboration; more effective quality assurance; and development of a forecasting
and monitoring system on skills demand and
 
supply to inform planning and policy. 
 
An Environment and Social Systems Assessment (ESSA) was prepared as one of the due diligence instruments required to address and
 
manage environmental and social aspects associated with the proposed ESPJ Program for Results. 
 
 
KEY ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPOSED ESPJ PROGRAM FOR RESULTS
 
The preparation of the ESSA has taken into consideration the existing policies, instruments and laws which support environmental and
 
 social management and impact assessment processes. The ESPJ Program provides the opportunity to enhance the recognition of environment, 
 
health and safety, and longterm sustainability aspects in training institutions and programs at the informal, technical, 
vocational and the university levels.
 
In this context, the broad environmental goals of the ESSA would be to mainstream environmental and social due diligence and 
awareness into the program,
 
through inclusion of environmental sensitivity and management into the formal curricula and to train teachers in its content. 
 
The accountability and transparency of institutions would be essential to ensure that the program support is used in a productive manner for the 
 
program beneficiaries. The proposed ESPJ program will strengthen the grievance redress mechanism and document training/capacity building undertaken
 
through the program. 
 
The ESPJ Program may finance limited civil works related to upgrading and improving infrastructure conditions of the training institutions confined 
 
to existing premises and within the boundaries of the existing facilities. The anticipated environmental and social effects are not expected
to be very significant.
 
In addition, it is also proposed that training and awareness on importance of environmental and social sustainability will be 
included in the technical/vocational 
 
courses and any other capacity building modules under the ESPJ program.
 
The ESPJ’s ESSA document can be accessed at http://www.moe.go.tz/, http://www.tea.or.tz/ and http://www.tcu.go.tz.
 
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training 
 
Dar es Salaam

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