This summer school is an applied training course intended for practitioners or applied social researchers from public and private institutions interested in the practical aspects of social assessment, project-induced displacement and resettlement. Applicants are expected to be either:
(a) actually involved in development projects as a practitioner or in the governance of projects; OR
(b) a researcher or academic at Masters level, PhD, postdoc or even academic teaching staff having a clear reason for wanting to do this practical course.
Full professional fluency in English is required.
A detailed programme 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.
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 (Intersocial) and Dr. Ana Maria Esteves (Community Insights Group).
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