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Resettlement training course on Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability.
26 August 2019 - 06 September 2019
Groningen, The Netherlands, Europe
This two-week practical training course, which is delivered in English, promotes understanding about and develops skills in managing the social risks and impacts associated with the development of public and private investment projects (e.g. mines, dams, highways, industry parks, electricity transmission corridors, agricultural developments, etc), and particularly issues related to land acquisition and resettlement. The course is offered by the University of Groningen in conjunction with the IFC/World Bank, Community Insights Group, Intersocial Consulting, and Frederic Giovannetti. There has been over 10 previous offerings of this course, which has been highly regarded by course participants, with each course being evaluated with a mean score of around 9.0 (out of 10). For 2019, the normal registration fee will be 2750 euros. A discounted fee of 1750 euros applies to people from NGOs, public sector agencies in non-OECD countries, or staff from the World Bank Group. Full time research students and academic staff are entitled to a rate of 975 euros. Note that participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Research into the displacement of people required for large projects generally shows that they can be made worse-off unless the process is properly planned and managed. With the increasing number of international standards (e.g. World Bank environmental and social standards, IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights), there are established international standards and good practices that are expected to be met in the development of investment projects. However, the varying cultural and developmental contexts of different countries present significant challenges to fully implementing these standards. This training course is based on the international standards and good practice, as well as on lessons learned from practical case studies on the ground. It includes a technical fieldtrip to a resettlement site. The course is delivered by some of the world’s leading social assessment and resettlement practitioners. It seeks to provide capacity building in the practice of managing the social issues of investment projects, focusing especially on land acquisition and resettlement. It is targeted to an international audience of current and intending social performance and resettlement practitioners, and people involved in the governance of projects from public and private institutions or international financial institutions. It is also open to advanced students interested in the practical management of social issues associated with development. For course participants who complete the optional assessment, 5 ECTS credits (at Masters level) are available.
Course Details:
Prerequisites :
Level: Intermediate
Language :English
Duration :
Presenter :
Contact Details:
Name: Frank Vanclay
Organisation :University of Groningen/IFC/World Bank
Email :frank.vanclay@rug.nl
Website: https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools


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