CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The primary responsibility of Career and Technical Education is to develop, implement, and coordinate career and technical education standards, benchmarks and guidelines in formal education. In non-formal education it organizes and coordinates programs and prepares unemployed youth and adults for job skills, which are relevant to the workforce needs of the FSM.
Skills and Employability Enhancement Project
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN
- The Federated States of Micronesia (hereinafter FSM or the Recipient) will implement the FSM Skills and Employability Enhancement Project (the Project). The National Department of Education will lead and coordinate the Project. The International Development Association (hereinafter the Association) has agreed to provide financing for the Project.
- The Recipient will implement material measures and actions so that the Project is implemented in accordance with the Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs). This Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) sets out material measures and actions, any specific documents or plans, as well as the timing for each of these.
- The Recipient will also comply with the provisions of any other environmental and social documents required under the Environmental and Social Framework and referred to in this ESCP, such as the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), Labor Management Procedures (LMP), Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and any Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) and the timelines specified in those documents.
- The Recipient is responsible for compliance with all requirements of the ESCP even when implementation of specific measures and actions is conducted by the Department, agency or unit referenced in 1. above.
- Implementation of the material measures and actions set out in this ESCP will be monitored and reported to the Association by the Recipient as required by the ESCP and the conditions of the legal agreement, and the Association will monitor and assess progress and completion of the material measures and actions throughout implementation of the Project.
- As agreed by the Association and Recipient, this ESCP may be revised from time to time during Project implementation, to reflect adaptive management of Project changes and unforeseen circumstances or in response to assessment of Project performance conducted under the ESCP itself. In such circumstances, the Recipient or delegate(s) will agree to the changes with the Association and will update the ESCP to reflect such changes. Agreement on changes to the ESCP will be documented through the exchange of letters signed between the Association and the Recipient or delegate(s). The Recipient or delegate(s) will promptly disclose the updated ESCP.
- Where Project changes, unforeseen circumstances, or Project performance result in changes to the risks and impacts during Project implementation, the Recipient shall provide additional funds, if needed, to implement actions and measures to address such risks and impact.