The Community Benefit Sharing Program Explained
What is the Community Benefit Sharing Project (CBSP)?
A program designed to enhance the positive impacts of the project to the communities in the project area by the investment in basic services and infrastructure for the local communities; and to foster support and cooperation by the communities towards the success of the project.
What are the components of the CBSP
CBSP scheme is currently being designed to deliver 4 components:
- Establishment of the CBSP Fund - to be drawn from revenues generated from the project to support investment and basic-need services, which are essential to the development of the communities throughout the lifetime of the project.
- Investment in Community Infrastructure – To enable communities in the area to access electricity, good water supply and sanitation facilities. CBSP will invest in connecting the Honiara City power grid to the communities and install good and clean water supply and sanitation facilities in targeted locations throughout the project region.
- Human Resource Development – The project will also have a Human Resource Development component, including pre-employment, vocational, and technical training programmes. This component will help the members of communities in the project area access the employment opportunities created by TRHDP.
- Project Management, Administration, M &E of the CBSP - The Technical Assistance component supports the operation of the TRHDP PO under MMERE to finance consultants to monitor overall project implementation, prepare and periodically update a Project Operations Manual in cooperation with the other implementing entities as well as provide awareness building and training for various stakeholders.
Background of the CBSP
Why has it been established?
Who has been involved in its development?