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Economic, social and environmental change is inherent to development. Whilst development aims to bring about positive change it can lead to conflicts. In the past, the promotion of economic growth as the motor for increased wellbeing was the main development thrust with little sensitivity to adverse social or environmental impacts. The need to avoid adverse impacts and to ensure long term benefits led to the concept of sustainability. This has become accepted as an essential feature of development if the aim of increased wellbeing and greater equity in fulfilling basic needs to be met for this and future generations. In order to predict the environmental impacts of any development activity and to provide an opportunity to mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts, the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure was developed in the 1970s. This course aims to assist staff from different disciplines and backgrounds (government officials, consultants and planners) to incorporate environmental considerations into planning, designing, implementing and regulating programs, plans and projects: thus leading to sustainable development.
What Do Participants Learn?
Discussion and definition of environmental issues and concerns.
Coverage of baseline environment setting.
Discussion of the environmental problems and their adverse impacts.
Coverage of related laws, decrees and international conventions.
Discussion of political, economical and social aspects.
Description of the methodology, procedures, techniques and outputs of EIA.
Discussion of development potential impacts and mitigation measures.
Demonstration of the integrated environmental management plan.
Providing inter-disciplinary advice to those engaged in preparing EIAs.
Enhancing institutional capacity for carrying out an EIA.
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for:
Project managers and engineers
Project control personnel
Consultants whose primary responsibilities are in
Planning, supervising and executing major projects will gain insights into the nature and challenges of environment preserve and adverse impact assessment.
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Introduction, definitions, concepts and objectives Origins of EIA
Valuing the environment and justification for EIA
Related Laws and Decrees
International Conventions Political, social, institutional and economical frameworks