In this blog, we celebrate the value of IDB safeguards through the lens of our specialists across the region. Here is a brief glimpse of the work they do in environmental and social safeguards.
Sambo Creek, Pueblo Garífuna
On the shores of the Caribbean Sea is Villa Garifuna, in La Ceiba, Honduras. There a bridge crosses over the Machón gorge and is part of an incredible natural landscape and great ecotourism potential, key tool for the empowerment of the Garifuna communities. The photograph was taken as part of the ESG supervision mission in Honduras.
Alvaro Fresno – July, 2019.
Comarca Indígena Madugandí
In Guna Yala, Panama, you may find the indigenous tribe “La Gavilana”, where cultural richness is unimaginable, and also, very colorful. There, women are heads of households, and one of the main commercial activities is the making of handicrafts. The photograph is part of the ESG supervision mission in Panama.
Andrea Gaviano – June, 2019
The Capital of the Amazonas
The bank is executing resettlements in a project in Manaos, the capital of the Amazonas State in Brazil. The beneficiaries, like this woman, now have basic needs that weren’t covered before. But most importantly: they are no longer living in areas with great risk of flooding.
Jose Luis de la Bastida – January, 2019
The Salinas Grandes are located in the north west part of Argentina, in the provinces of Jujuy and Salta, at an average altitude of 3450 MASL. Under a US$80 million loan to the Ministry of Tourism, Bank resources are being directed to support the development of tourism infrastructure in the area to facilitate increased visitation to the area. As a result of the Bank’s ongoing safeguard support to the loan, tourism projects are assessed by the Program’s environmental and social specialists to ensure they meet with Bank standards, particularly related to safeguarding critical habitats, and consulting with local communities.
Natasha Kate Ward – March, 2019
Women in Arequipa
Road in Argentina
View of a scenic road part of a tourism project in Argentina from Salta to the Parque Nacional los Cardones, taken during a Supervision mission. The winding road to be upgraded can be seen as well as some of the potential landslide risks.
Daniela Zuloaga – June 2018
Water is Life
Water is the most important component for all living species in the world. Lets keep on working and looking ahead for a cleaner and more sustainable world for our future. Photo panoramic view of part of the DC water treating plan for the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area during an ESG site visit tour of the plant.
Ana Rodriguez – 2015
The Majestic Illimani Mountain
The majestic Illimani mountain in the background overlooks the old central train station in La Paz Bolivia. This is the future site of the Parque de las Culturas y Madre Tierra. This photo was taken during the due diligence process, allowing us to analyze the limits of the park and define the boundaries of lots of informal occupation in order to analyze possible resettlement. It also allowed us to analyze the possible impact of the cultural heritage site on the historic buildings within the premises.
Roberto Leal – August 2018
Parc Industriale Caracol
In the Parc Industriel de Caracol, in the North of Haiti, construction signage are in Spanish and French, since the construction has workers from Dominican Republic (the origin of the construction firm) but also Haiti. Part of our work is to ensure proper signage are in the construction sites.
Serge Troch – 2015