Mr Scherzer has been involved in a number of projects involving resettlement and livelihood restoration in Southern and Central Africa. These were all undertaken in accordance with internationally recognised IFC/WorldBank resettlement procedures. Two of them included:
Sao Tomé/World Bank: ESMP and RAP for the ACE Submarine Cable (Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe)
Prepared the initial Environmental and Social Management Framework and Resettlement Policy Framework, in accordance with World Bank funding requirements, for the Republic of STP’s participation in the ACE Submarine Cable project.
Thereafter, appointed to complete the Environmental Management Plan and Resettlement Action Plan, calculate compensation payments and facilitate the payment and grievance procedures with the affected small-urban farmers displaced by the cable station.
Lake Matsamo Community Restoration and Development – Phase 1&2 (Swaziland)
Mr Scherzer was the Environmental/Community Liaison team leader for this project aimed at restoring the livelihoods of four communities that were displaced by the dam.
He was responsible for coordinating the community consultation team, facilitating discussions between the community, engineering teams, and government departments to plan and implement the mitigation and restoration projects required. These included the construction of roads and bridges for new access, the construction of two new schools, establishment of irrigation field and land, livestock watering infrastructure, and capacity-building training.