Guidelines for Integrating HIV and Gender-Related Issues into Environmental Assessment in Eastern and Southern Africa

24 Sep 2013
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Infrastructure development is an important driver of employment and economic growth in Africa. But for growth to be equitable and sustainable, it is important to protect against adverse impacts of large capital projects- such as mining operations and infrastructure development-  on the environment and on health, and reduce associated HIV risks particularly for women and girls.

 

The Guidelines for Integrating HIV and Gender-Related Issues into Environmental Assessment in Eastern and Southern Africa call for governments to recognize HIV risks, and to take the necessary steps to mitigate these risks in the development of infrastructure and execution of large capital projects.

 

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