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iSimangaliso Wetlands - St. Lucia Estuary and Lake System

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Document Date: 2009/04/30
Document Type: Resettlement Plan
Report Number: RP807
Volume No: 1 of 1
Country: South Africa ; 
Doc Name: South Africa - Development, Empowerment, and Conservation in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Surrounding Region Project : resettlement policy framework
Keywords: access to information, access to land, acquisition cost, administrative procedures, adverse impacts, agricultural activities, agricultural land, agriculture, asset valuation, auditing, baseline surveyShow More
Language: English
Major Sector: Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
Rel. Proj ID: ZA-Development, Empowerment And Conservation In The Greater St Lucia -- P086528 ; 
Region: Africa ; 
Rep Title: South Africa - Development, Empowerment, and Conservation in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Surrounding Region Project : resettlement policy framework
Sector: General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector
Topics: Environment ; Water Resources ; Social Development ; Finance and Financial Sector Development ; Communities and Human Settlements
SubTopics: Wetlands ; Environmental Economics & Policies ; Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement ; Housing & Human Habitats ; Banks & Banking Reform
TF No/Name: TF091694-GEF PPG-SOUTH AFRICA GRANT FOR PREPARATION OF ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PROJ
Unit Owning: AFT: Environment & NRM (AFTEN)

The objective of the Development, Empowerment, and Conservation in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Surrounding Region Project for South Africa is to improve access to information that addresses the availability of fresh water of adequate quality to the Lake St Lucia System, a wetland of global biodiversity importance, and to increase access among local communities to conservation, compatible economic opportunities. Negative measures include: loss of shelter, loss of assets or access to assets important to production, loss of income sources or means of livelihoods, and the loss of access to locations. Mitigation measures include: a) avoid involuntary resettlement where feasible, exploring all viable alternatives; b) where not feasible, resettlement must be a sustainable development program, providing investment resources that allow the displaced to benefit; c) the displaced should be meaningfully consulted and have opportunities to plan and implement the resettlement; d) those displaced should be assisted to improve their standards of living or at least restore them to the levels that existed prior to displacement; and e) restoration of incomes, the standards of living and the productivity levels of the affected persons constitute the core of the Bank's resettlement policy. Although resettlement programs should be designed to help improve the standards of living and income levels of the affected population, efforts must at least be made to restore them to previous levels.

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