Key Concepts and Tools for Integrating Human Rights into Impact Assessment
03 December 2018 - 16 October 2018
This one-day workshop provides participants with an overview of key concepts and tools for integrating human rights into impact assessment. The workshop is jointly facilitated by experienced social performance and human rights practitioners from the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Community Insights Group. Topics addressed include:
Introduction to human rights and impact assessment. What are the differences and synergies between social impact assessment and human rights impact assessment? What are the pros and cons of integrated assessments? What are the key principles for assessing human rights impacts?
Case study. What are the human rights issues and impacts? Who are the rights-holders and duty-bearers and what are the implications for our impact assessment practice?
Scoping and baseline studies. How can human rights standards and a human rights-based approach inform our analysis? How can we develop human rights compatible baseline indicators?
Impact analysis. How do we include human rights considerations in the assessment of impact severity and significance? How do we prioritize actions to address human rights impacts? What types of human rights impacts are to be included?
Impact management. How can leverage be applied in impact management? What are some of the key considerations for reporting on human rights impacts?
Prerequisites :Participants are expected to have good knowledge and experience of social impact assessment methodologies and practice and a basic understanding of human rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Presenter : The workshop is designed for intermediate practitioners involved in the impact assessment of private sector projects. This can include: those 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.
Participants are expected to have good knowledge and experience of social impact assessment methodologies and practice and a basic understanding of human rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Some preparation will be required (approx. 3 hours).