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Local Content Training Course
19 July 2017 - 20 July 2017
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania

By the end of the training, participants will be able to understand how the pursuit of local content can create value in the host countries in which they operate. More information: https://www.csrm.uq.edu.au/local-content-training-2017

Social Impact Assessment Training Course
17 July 2017 - 18 July 2017
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania

This intermediate course provides a current overview of leading industry practice related to social impact assessment and management that is consistent with IAIA’s International Principles for SIA and Guidance for SIA. We address the current issues relevant to the business of managing the social impacts of extractives projects. More information: https://www.csrm.uq.edu.au/social-impact-training-2017

Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustain.
07 July 2017 - 18 July 2017
Maputo, Mozambique, Africa

This winter school (practical training course) promotes understanding about and develops skills in managing the social risks and impacts associated to the development of public and private investment projects (e.g. mines, dams, highways, industry parks, electricity transmission corridors, agricultural developments, et cetera), and particularly issues related to land acquisition and resettlement. Research into the displacement of peoples following large projects generally shows that, unless properly planned and managed, they are made worse-off. More information: http://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/summer_schools_2017/land_acquisition_mozambique/

Social Sustainability and Resettlement courses in Georgia and Kazakhstan
29 May 2017 - 02 June 2017
Tbilisi, Georgia, Asia

Community Insights Group, the University of Groningen, the World Bank and Intersocial Consulting are offering two one-week courses on Social Sustainability, Land Acquisition and Resettlement in May and June. The first course is offered in English (with simultaneous translation into Russian) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 29 May – 2 June. Please visit the course page at the University of Groningen for more information and registration. The second course is offered in Russian in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 5 – 9 June. Please register here. Registration deadline for both courses is 28 April.

Health Considerations in Impact Assessment
25 April 2017 - 25 April 2017
Online, Other Countries

Are you just getting started incorporating health into your impact assessments but don’t know where to start? Are you unsure what health considerations should be included in an IA? Health factors should be an important and integrated consideration in all impact assessments, not just a side report or an after-thought. Community health and safety are strongly influenced by factors outside the control of health authorities. Any large project, be it infrastructure, farming or extraction, will generate health and safety impacts on the local communities. Some groups such as children and the elderly will be disproportionately affected because they are physiologically more vulnerable compared to the general populations. Other groups might be more affected because they are more socially and economically vulnerable (e.g., single parents or indigenous groups). At the same time, these projects might generate a positive change and therefore improve health and safety, by providing better and safer roads, for example. However, these improvements can also trigger change in life style that generates health consequences. Finally, general improvement of community health and safety are achievable only when project proponents, civil society, and governmental authorities work together in a collaborative matter, and the impact assessment process is the ideal place to have this discussion. The webinar will therefore start discussing what is health and how it is shaped and measured. Then it will highlight why it is important to look at community health and safety in any impact assessment, what are the minimum requirements for including health in an impact assessment, and what are the international resources available.

How to maximize the value and effect of SIA
02 April 2017 - 03 April 2017
Montreal, North America

The training will focus on practical skills, critical thinking, and alternative approaches needed to deliver high quality SIAs and ensure its relevance beyond the project authorization and construction phase. The course will be based on real experiences, IAIA’s “International Principles for SIA,” and evolving best practice, and will be facilitated by industry experts. Teaching methods will be highly interactive. There will be particular emphasis upon: Strengthening understanding of the SIA process; Opportunities for enhancing SIA through effective stakeholder engagement; Key analytical and practical skills required for a meaningful SIA; Understanding and managing the limitations of SIA; Emerging trends shaping the requirements of the SIA process with a particular emphasis on climate change implications; Maximising the opportunities of SIA, in particular using the process to improve the quality of decisions made, and as a basis for relationship building; and The role of SIAs as a foundation for the development of broader social and integrated management systems, suitable for application during subsequent project phases.

Human Rights in Impact Assessment
02 April 2017 - 03 April 2017
Montreal, North America

This two-day masterclass provides participants with a solid understanding of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It provides practical ways for participants to operationalise that responsibility, in particular through the integration of human rights and the adoption of a human rights-based approach in impact assessment. Target audience includes: individuals within companies or institutions (e.g. financial institutions) who are responsible for commissioning and overseeing social impact assessments; and internal and external practitioners that carry out impact assessments.

Integrating human rights in impact assessment
30 January 2017 - 31 January 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe

We are pleased to let you know that we will be offering the 2-day masterclass on integrating human rights into impact assessment. Objectives: This two-day masterclass provides participants with a solid understanding of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It provides practical ways for participants to operationalise that responsibility, in particular through the integration of human rights and the adoption of a human rights-based approach in impact assessment. Additional Information For the class held in Copenhagen on 30-31 January the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Community Insights Group are offering two fee-wavers for interested participants from civil society organisations or national human rights institutions based in the global south. The fee-waver applies only to the registration cost and does not include other expenses such as travel, accommodation etc. If you wish to apply for a fee-waver please complete the attached form and return it by 30 October 2016 to Mie Vedel-Jorgensen at mive@humanrights.dk Enquiries If you have any questions about the masterclass, please do not hesitate to contact Nora Gotzmann at nog@humanrights.dk, Tulika Bansal at tuba@humanrights.dk or Gabriela Factor at gfactor@communityinsights.eu

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