Assignment Name : Consulting Services of an Environmental and Social Management Consultant in India
Location : Various Locations in India
Client: KfW Development Bank, Germany
KfW Development Bank (hereinafter referred as “KfW”), a German state-owned development bank, entrusted Voyants Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (VSPL) as an “Environmental & Social Management Consultant (ESMC)” to assist Indian project partners in the preparation of Environmental & Social (E&S) documents for development cooperation projects in the areas of renewable energies as well as urban development and mobility under a Framework/Retainer Agreement for a period of 24 Months.
The aim of the assignment is to undertake E&S screening” of (i) private renewable energy projects that are proposed for KfW’s refinancing by its partner financial intermediaries (i.e., IREDA, REC, SIDBI) under credit line arrangements, or, (ii) projects for KfW’s direct financing within infrastructure programs primarily in the urban development (i.e. water, wastewater and waste), transport, or energy sector.
The individual assignments under the framework/retainer agreement will be initiated by KfW on a “case of need”-basis. For each assignment, KfW and the ESMC will agree on short ToR specifically tailored to the assumed project needs.
The total duration of the Framework/Retainer Agreement is estimated to be 24 Months.
While it has been challenging to reach out to each project location spread across the geographical expanse of the country, efforts were made to educate regional offices, maintenance agencies and maintenance workers on the important aspects of environmental, occupational health and safety and social parameters such as timely payment of wages, ensuring gender equality and others to ensure sustainability and accountability of projects.