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Safeguards Orientation to Road Maintenance Groups (RMGs)

RAP3 MHLR gives high importance to workplace safety for every employee and worker associated with the project. We are committed to the health and safety of our employees and have policies, procedures and Codes of Conduct to guide our staff to work safely and prevent injury or any harm, to themselves and others. RAP3 MHLR field team organised a safeguards orientation programme to Road Maintenance Groups (RMGs) from 35 Municipalities in Karnali Province working on 771.75 km of Municipality Road Core Network (MRCN) from September 12 to 19 2021. The training was delivered by the project field teams of Salyan, Surkhet, Dailekh, Rukum West and Jajarkot districts. The training was attended by 459 RMG members (271-Male and 188-Female, i.e., 41 %) of the five districts. The training primarily focused on safeguarding guidelines and best practices, and RAP3 MHLR Codes of Conduct (Safeguards, Anti-corruption and Behaviour).  The participants were briefed about the definition of safeguarding at RAP3 MHLR, individual responsibilities  to comply with Codes, do’s and don’ts, PSEA (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse), SEAH (Safeguarding Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment), safeguarding against SEAH during COVID-19, modern slavery, child labour, gender based violence/discrimination, health and safety—secure working environment with prevention from accidents and spread of diseases, and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).