Training Courses

Social Investment Programmes: Design, Management and Impact Evaluation

Social investment should add value for both communities and the investor. This training course is designed to give participants an understanding of strategic community investment and how it relates to social responsibility. The focus is on practical application of tools to establish and manage partnerships and measure the impact of community investment initiatives that, for example, build local capacity for alternative livelihoods or local content; and community resilience to cope with the social change brought about by large projects. View

Maximising the Benefits from Local Content

The course is aimed at mining, oil & gas project teams, contracting & procurement, social performance professionals and host governments. It deepens the knowledge of local content, key drivers and components, global trends in policies, legislation, regulation and contracts, and emerging themes. View

Social Aspects of Ecosystem Services

Using a combination of hands-on exercises, discussions and presentations, this training teaches the Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA), a method to assess project impacts on ecosystem services in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment that has been implemented by industries in different parts of the world. View

Social Impact Assessment and Management

This basic or intermediate course provides a current overview of leading practice related to social impact assessment and management of projects, and corporate social performance. In our course, SIA is regarded as being more than just the ex-ante prediction of social impacts, it should be the process of managing the social issues, and a mechanism to ensure social and economic development. View

Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability

This course is delivered as a summer/winter school in partnership with the University of Groningen and resettlement experts Intersocial Consulting and Frederic Giovanetti. It promotes understanding about and develops skills in managing the social issues caused by the large-scale land acquisition and resettlement activities associated with major development projects (e.g. mines, hydropower, highways, industry parks, electricity transmission corridors, agricultural developments, etc). View

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