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HEADLINES - JUNE 2016
 
SECU & SRM Case Update
Three formal complaints regarding impacts of UNDP projects have been filed to the Accountability Mechanism. For more information on the complaints and status of the response, please visit the Case Registries: SRM SECU
 
The Venezuela CO Programme Team at their annual planning retreat. This year’s session focused on rolling out the SES and SESP to their national counterparts.
Establishing SRM in Venezuela Helps Create “A New Way of Thinking”
In completing the 6 steps to establishing a Stakeholder Response Mechanism, the Venezuela Country Office (CO) applied the Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) to each of its projects – the first CO to undertake such a screening. The assessment helped identify projects that might require targeted strategies for mitigating risk and further engaging stakeholders, and helped prepare the CO for meetings with government partners about the SES and Accountability Mechanism. Maria Abogado, Energy and Environment Programme Officer and SRM Focal Point in Venezuela, shares challenges, lessons and successes. Read More
 
Using the SES as a Model for National Energy Standards in Jordan
Besides working to ensure the SES are applied across UNDP programming, the Jordan Country Office is engaging with the government on opportunities to integrate similar standards into Jordan’s national energy policy. Read More
 
Staff Perspective
SES Are "More Than Just a Compliance Exercise”
Timor-Leste Country Director Claudio Providas says the SES and screening procedure are important “risk management tools” in UNDP’s increasingly complex operating environment. Read More
 
Deadline Extended - Public Comment on Draft SES Guidance Notes
UNDP invites public comment on the first three draft Guidance Notes that support implementation of the SES. Please share this opportunity with colleagues and partners. The deadline for comments has been extended to July 15, 2016. Download the Guidance Notes
 
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How have the SES helped improve UNDP projects in your country or region? What challenges did your CO overcome in rolling out the SRM? If you would like your SES / SRM experience featured in this newsletter, CONTACT US!
 
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