SESA FIJI (Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) for Fiji REDD+ Readiness)


USP-IAS with its team of well experienced & qualified consultants have been contracted on this project to critically analyse REDD+ strategy options from a social and environmental point of view and propose measures/safeguards to mitigate these risks and impacts during REDD+ strategy implementation. The project also encourages a multi-stakeholder engagement approach that will be part of the Consultation and Participation Plan.


USD $370,000
Year: September 2016 – August 2017.
Donors: SESA REDD+ Fiji is funded by World Bank


  • The Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) – Sole Consultant
  • Department of Forestry, Fiji – Implementing body


The SESA is designed to provide:

  1. An assessment of the potential impacts and risks of REDD+, according to the different strategy options and associated policies
  2. Identification of positive and negative impacts and formulation of adequate mitigation measures that will be included in the preparation of other products associated with the SESA process to incorporate WB safeguards from the onset to avoid, limit, and/or mitigate harm to people and the environment and to achieve benefits