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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsLand Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability

Course Information

Programme (preliminary)

A detailed program will be provided to participants prior to the course. In general, the course will cover all aspects of land acquisition involving resettlement, including:

  • Welcome, introductions, 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 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 ;
  • Field trip to a resettlement site;
  • Resettlement planning;
  • Resettlement impacts, risk and opportunity assessment;
  • Resettlement mitigation measures;
  • Resettlement Review, Monitoring & Evaluation, Audits, Completion Audits.

Lecturers

In addition to the course coordinator, Prof Frank Vanclay , the course will include, among others, some of the leading social assessment and resettlement practitioners, including Mike Steyn and/or Eddie Smyth (Intersocial), Dr Ana Maria Esteves and Gabriela Factor (Community Insights Group), Frederic Giovannetti and Jorge Villegas (World Bank).

ECTS/Certificate of Attendance

Students who attend all days of the course and participate in all class activities will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.  By completing an additional assignment, students can opt to receive 5 ECTS.

Methods used

Lectures, workshops, group work, fieldtrip, practical examples, detailed case study.

Laatst gewijzigd:03 februari 2017 09:25