The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan’s grant proposal of USD 1.25 million to the Japan Social Developed Fund (JSDF). which is funded by the Government of Japan, has been accepted. The JSDF pilot project “Generating Youth Employment and Community-based Enterprise Development” is currently being appraised and final approval is pending. The objective of this Project is to generate new and more productive sources of income for poor and vulnerable youth in selected Dzongkhags in six Dzongkhags of south-western Bhutan including, Chukha, Dagana, Haa, Samtse, Trongsa and Wangdue Dzongkhags. The project will achieve this objective by promoting the establishment or upgrading of existing youth-led, managed, and operated business enterprises that aim at generating employment for poor and unprivileged youth.
In order to implement the project we will need to follow the Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF) developed for the purpose of this project. The project ESMF and translation of the executive summary in Dzongkha are hereby being disclosed on the website of the Ministry as well as that of the six participating Dzongkhags so that all relevant stakeholders are aware and mindful of considerations for Environmental and Social concerns to be addressed while participating or implementing this project.
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