Demand for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities has steadily increased in the last years, with the donors and developing countries requiring a greater level of analysis on the effectiveness of foreign assistance and its impact on intended recipients. To be able to determine the effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of projects and to apply new knowledge and incorporate lessons learned, monitoring and evaluation is key.
JBN offers a wide range of evaluations, including needs assessments, process evaluations, outcome or performance evaluations, and impact evaluations. Our approach to M&E is based on a multidisciplinary approach where we connect technical processes with social, economic, and institutional factors.
Uganda’s National Gender Policy requires Developers and Contractors to undertake planning, resource allocation and implementation of development programmes with a gender perspective.
We work with our Clients to prepare Gender Action Plans, conduct awareness raising meetings, gender sensitive awareness training, monitoring and reporting as per project requirements.
Contractors are required to put in place measures to mitigate the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted Infections (STI) between his/her workers and the neighboring communities especially for infrastructural projects.
JBN works together with Contractors and Developers to prepare workplace policies and programmes for employees living with HIV/AIDS, information and awareness campaigns and effective Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT). We also operate STI and HIV/AIDS clinics for the screening, diagnosis and counselling of STI and HIV/AIDS cases of staff and labour.
Some projects especially infrastructural roads such as roads, power lines and hydropower dams require land uptake and subsequently the need for land acquisition and resettlement of people. We prepare Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) to address the social issues associated with land acquisition, livelihoods and resettlement to ensure that the population to be expropriated and displaced by development projects is formally consulted and adequately compensated and treated.
We also work with our Clients to establish grievance redress mechanisms to handle grievances that may arise from members of the communities who are dissatisfied with the eligibility criteria, community planning measures, or actual implementation of the resettlement. We have provided RAP services for numerous projects including Development for the Nyimur Multipurpose Water Resources Project, Rehabilitation of the Tororo – Gulu Railway Line, and Rehabilitation of Gulu Municipal Roads.
We provide technical advisory services to private Developers, Government Institutions, and international financial institutions especially the World Bank and African Development Bank in terms of Technical Advisors and Experts for various missions and projects.
JBN is currently providing the Contractor’s Environmental Specialist, Site Environmental Officer, Safety Engineer and the HIV & Gender Officer to monitor day-to-day environment, safety and social issues during the Construction of the New Nile Bridge across the River Nile at Jinja project.
Furthermore, JBN currently provides the Contractor’s Environmental Specialist for the monitoring of Environmental and Social issues for Construction of the Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway and Expansion of Entebbe International Airport.
Developers are required to conduct annual environmental and social compliance audits after commencement of projects in line with the National Environment Act and the National Environment Audit Regulations.
Our team of Environment Engineers, Ecologists, Food Safety Specialists, Toxicologists, Sociologists, Social Development Specialists and Hydrologists among work together to ensure that the audits are comprehensive and that they are guided by science.
We have handled projects like Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID), Achwa Hydro Power (HPP 2) project, Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme Project 2 (CAIIP-II), and Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) project.
Ugandan laws require Contractors and Developers to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees including those of their sub-contractors and of all other persons on the Site.
We work closely with Developers and Contractors to prepare Occupational Safety and Health Plans as well as provision of experienced Safety and Health personnel for a diverse range of projects. For example, JBN provided full-time Health and Safety Officers for Construction of the New Nile Bridge across the River Nile at Jinja as well as a number of road construction projects. We provide training in safe work practices.
Managing day-to-day project activities requires having in place comprehensive management plans. We prepare a number of management plans including: Environment and Social Management Plans, Health and Safety Plans, Emergency Response Plans, Traffic Management Plans, HIV/AIDS and STI Management Plans, Waste Management Plans, and Decommissioning Plans for different projects like the Construction of the New Nile Bridge across the River Nile at Jinja, Expansion of Entebbe International Airport, Achwa Hydro Power (HPP 2) project, Construction of the Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway to say the least.
Environmental and social monitoring aims at checking the effectiveness and relevance of the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures in various projects like Water Supply and Sanitation Program (WSSP) Program Phase I, Construction of the New Nile Bridge across the River Nile at Jinja, Growth, Health and Governance (GHG) program and the Construction of the Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway.
Using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, JBN specialists help to detect and solve air quality, noise, water quality and soil contamination problems quickly. We also offer performance reporting services by preparing Environment Reports, Gender Reports, Safety and Health Reports and HIV/AIDS and STI Reports among others.
Ugandan regulations require that any project likely to have negative impacts on the environment has to undergo an Environment and Social Impact Assessment. Our specialists offer a multidisciplinary service aimed at assessing impact, designing mitigations and alternatives and gaining regulatory approvals.
JBN has international experience of undertaking complex and challenging assessments in different sectors with projects including Aviation Fuel Farm & Hydrant lines at Entebbe International Airport, Development for the Nyimur Multipurpose Water Resources Project, Nyamba B Hydropower Project, Elegu Border Market Site, Construction of the Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway, Expansion of Entebbe International Airport, Rehabilitation of the 430km Tororo-Pakwach Railway , Rehabilitation of Gulu Municipal Roads and among others.