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Improving Environmental Stewardship from the Start

The Environmental Management Capacity Building project helped ensure that USAID environmental regulations were included during the project design phase to maximize impact.

​​Chemonics, through the Environmental Management Capacity Building project, helped increase the regular application USAID’s guiding environmental Regulation 216, to ensure that the environmental consequences of all USAID-funded activities are identified and considered during the design phase. The project began by providing a four-day workshop on pesticide management and activities that promote safe pesticide use and food safety management throughout the supply chain.


Participants included USAID mission staff, USAID implementing partners, government counterparts, university faculty, and private sector clients. The Thailand workshop was co-hosted by the Regional Development Mission for Asia and has participants from all over Asia, including USAID missions in Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The project had two similar workshops in 2010, one in Luxor, attended by mission staff and implementing partners from Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, and Lebanon in March; and one in Manila in October.
Project Results:

  • Developed curriculum outline for Regulation 216 course
  • Developed an outline for guidelines to address, throughout the project cycle, including maintenance of the IEE database
  • Designed and delivered a four-day course on pesticide and food safety management in Amman, Jordan
  • Implemented a life-of-project environmental compliance and environmentally sound design and management course in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2009.

Project Duration: 2006 − 2011.


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