Sita Ram Kandel
Sita Ram Kandel Environment Management Expert/ Environment Expert (Team Leader)
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Last update: May 17, 2024
Sita Ram Kandel Environment Management Expert/ Environment Expert (Team Leader)
Last update: May 17, 2024
Details
Citizenship:
Nepal
Languages:
English, Hindi, Nepali
Highest Degree:
Masters
Experience:
20 years
Countries:
Nepal, Philippines, Thailand
Sectors:
Environment & NRM, Social Development
Gender:
Male
Address:
Kathmandu, Nepal
Cellphone:
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About

Since 2004, has served as an Environmental and Social safeguard specialist for numerous infrastructure projects in and out of Nepal, accumulatig extensive expertise in E&S risk management, including Community and Occupational Health and Safety. Reviewed, updated, and verified various safeguards instruments like ESIA/EIA, ESMP, and LMP, ensuring their integration into project documentation and implementation. Developed E&S risk mitigation plans, monitoring frameworks, and oversaw compliance. Also familiar with procurement procedures, incorporating safeguards into contract documents, crafting Terms of Reference (ToR), estimating costs, and setting evaluation criteria for procuring safeguard-related services in line with development partners' and borrowers' policies.

Played a key role in evaluating institutional structures and assessing the capacities of borrowers-implementing agencies, E&S personnel, and on-site contractors-resulting in the development of capacity enhancement plans for these groups. Participated in designing training modules and materials, and conducted comprehensive orientation sessions, workshops, and training to improve the implementation of E&S risk management practices. Throughout engagements, facilitated effective dialogues among beneficiaries, borrowers, and development partners, achieving significant outcomes through participatory discussions during missions. Has established a strong track record in developing safeguards policy documents, including Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMF)/Guidelines, Grievance Redress Mechanisms (GRM), OSH guidelines, and others, tailored to various project scopes.

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