What is ERCAP?
The Government of Belize (GoB) and Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) have been allocated grant funds from the Global Environment Facility's (GEF's) Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) toward the cost of the Energy Resilience for Climate Adaptation Project (ERCAP). The objective of ERCAP is to demonstrate solutions that enhance the resilience of Belize's Energy sector to adverse weather and climate change impacts. In addition to the implementation of specific project activities, BEL is also responsible for the overall management of the project portfolio including all activities related to the Government of Belize.
Grievance Redress Mechanism
In accordance with the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and associated safeguard policies, BEL's Project Management Unit has established a Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) that is applicable to all ERCAP activities both for the GoB and BEL. The GRM enables BEL's Project Management Unit to better manage project risks and improve environmental and social performance, consistent with good international practices.
The GRM is a set of arrangements that enable local communities, employees or any other affected stakeholder to raise grievances with BEL via its project Management Unit and seek redress when they perceive a negative impact arising from the ERCAP activities.