This training course will be based on the international practices and standards, the course will be embedded with case studies and activities.
A detailed program will be provided to participants prior to the course. In general, the course will cover aspects of a land acquisition involving resettlement and social sustainability.
Welcome, introductions, an overview of the course as a whole;
General introduction to social issues and development challenges;
Overview of resettlement as a process;
Basic underlying concepts such as a social license to operate; business case; free, prior and informed consent; human rights; sustainable livelihoods;
Introduction to human rights;
Overview of the various International Standards: World Bank social safeguards, IFC Performance Standards, EBRD, IAIA guidelines, United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, relevant legal principles and frameworks;
Understanding social impacts and social risks of investment projects (including sustainable livelihoods; resilience; vulnerability; ecosystem services; health impacts);
Ways of assessing and addressing social issues and tools to use (social impact assessment, baselines, profiles);
Stakeholder Engagement and grievance mechanisms and conflict;
Linking livelihoods restoration to local employment and local procurement ;
Resettlement impacts, risk and opportunity assessment;