This Semi-Annual Social Safeguards Monitoring Report for Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management: Coral Triangle Initiative Project (INO-COREMAP-CTI) of Nusa Penida, Gili Balu and Gili Matra covers the period from June 2021 to December 2021. The result of the Due Diligence Report (Social Safeguard) prepared for the proposed three project area concluded that, as per ADB Policy Statement, the project is categorized as “B” for both Involuntary Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples. The development process consists of (1) Mangrove tracking, bird watching, monitoring towers, and an information center located in Nusa Penida, Bali Province. (2) The monitoring tower, information center, and mooring buoy are located in Gili Balu, West Nusa Tenggara Province. (3) Monitoring Tower and Information Center located in Gili Matra, West Nusa Tenggara Province.
These areas were selected based on the identification of critical gaps with a geographic targeting to ensure coverage of target regions. The land identified for locating all facilities are belong to government institution without acquiring private lands. Therefore, no either resettlement impacts or temporary disruption of livelihood of any household of group of community in the project area during design and construction periods. And based on public consultation with indigenous people (IP), the project’s investment and intervention do not impact on livelihood, cultural values or social system of the IP communities (as the IP communities are from 18-50 km far in distance from the subproject areas). Hence, it can be concluded that the project activities conducted during the reporting period does not have any involuntary resettlement or indigenous people issues.
All the project activities comply with the concerned laws and regulations of Indonesian Government. The screening of the project sites and the preparation of DDR-Social was based on the, ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement 2009. After implementation, the subproject will assist the community for improvement of the management effectiveness of Marine Protected Area (MPA) Nusa Penida, Gili Balu and Gili Matra. Further, the surveillance tower aims to support the operational of Surveillance Group, the mangrove tracking, bird watching and information center will support ecotourism activity. The project output indirectly contributes to gender equality and gender responsiveness.
Public consultation has been carried out during the design phase as well as implementation phase of the project. The views raised at the consultation were incorporated in the design. Issues raised are being addressed during the implementation phase to ensure that the people in the project area are not affected adversely by implementation of the project.