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Environmental and Social Safeguards Workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Program Overview

Safeguards Policies are indispensable instruments while attempting to intercept unmerited harm to the community and the surrounding environment throughout the development process. Safeguards Policies support the assessment of anticipated risks on the initial stage of project identification and designing. These instruments enable us to gauge the positive and negative impacts linked with any given development intervention. On the later stage of project implementation, safeguards ensure more effective management of risks and magnify constructive influence.

An increasing number of countries are ratifying the application of safeguards through a range of investment planning, policies and regulations targeting to attain more sustainable development. This extensive training program has been designed specifically to address the stated requirement and support its participants with the necessary skills and knowledge in order to meet with the social & environmental safeguards guidelines and principles across the world.

Target Audience

The program is the best suite for:

  • Members of focal agencies involved in development planning at provincial, national and sub-regional levels
  • Employees at energy, transport, planning, finance and provincial government offices
  • Middle-Level or Senior Government Officials
  • Regional Forest Officers & Conservators
  • Environment and Social consultants and Practitioners
  • Safety officers
  • Project Managers & Project Implementation Team Members
  • NGO Members interested in Environmental & Social Safeguards Policies.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will gain a quality understanding of:

  • The role and the importance of environmental safeguards for the investment performance
  • Environment and Social Assessment requirements and procedures of major international organizations and donors for development projects
  • The roles of different stakeholders in the implementation of Environment and Social Mitigation Measures
  • Safeguards Best practices, Effectiveness monitoring and Reporting procedures.

Program Contents

  • Defining Environmental & Social Safeguards
  • The Role & the Importance of Safeguards for Development Projects
  • Environmental and social screening
  • Social and environmental monitoring
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Policy
  • Fundamentals of environmental and social impact assessment good practice
  • Social issues: resettlement and compensation
  • Protection of Natural Habitats
  • Involuntary Resettlement Policy
  • Participation and Inclusion of indigenous people
  • Forest-dependent people
  • Social Safeguards and Standards
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Ensuring benefits sharing
  • Shifting cultivation, deforestation, and gender
  • Lessons Learned from Community Forestry and Their Relevance
  • Legal Literacy and Advocacy
  • Biodiversity Standards, Indicators and Conservation
  • Sustainable Natural Resource Management
  • Pesticide Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Pollution Prevention and Abatement
  • Consideration of Gender and other cross-cutting issues
  • Consider Intended and Unintended consequences
  • DO NO HARM!
  • The importance of ongoing, meaningful consultation
  • Integration of environmental and social safeguards into Transport & Energy projects
  • Learning from international and regional experience in identifying key and recurrent issues
  • Strengthening project safeguard performance
  • Align projects to national plans and signed country agreements
  • Considering the vulnerable in society.

Program Methodology

This program is a short term extensive training course with highly practical focus. The presenter will apply modern adult learning techniques in order to maximize the effectiveness of the session delivery and achieve successful results. The methods deployed will include open presentation, group discussions, individual assignments, practical exercises, case studies and topic related field visits. At the end of each session the trainer will request for feedback and consider comments received for the coming days in order to improve results and ensure the maximum understanding of material covered for delegates.

Registration Information

Program Dates: 04 – 08 November 2019

Registration Closes on: 30 September 2019

Venue: Mercur Hotel

Program Fee: $3850

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