Regional Course on Social Impact Assessments for Hydropower

Date:  October 26-30, 2015
Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam


Application Deadline: October 2, 2015



The International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) and IFC are pleased to invite hydropower professionals to apply for the course, ‘The Process of Social Impact Assessment’. ICH and IFC will deliver this one-week interactive training course in Hanoi, Vietnam this October.


The course will introduce participants to procedures that should be followed in order to comply with requirements for a sound social impact assessment process, considering strategic priorities and strong engagements with prior and informed consent, social performance standards, supply change management, governance, local content. The course will provide tools for planning hydropower and other water-related projects in the best possible way on a national, regional and local level.


The course will cover the following topics:


• Background and development of SIA
• Impact assessment methodologies
• Baseline data and mitigation measures
• Stakeholder consultation process
• Resettlement
• Livelihood development
• Social Assessments and Performance Standards
• The role of NGO’s and monitoring
• Environmental and technical issues
• Indigenous peoples and vulnerable groups
• Institutional strengthening and capacity building
• Financial and budget issues
• Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management (AEAM)
• Corporate Social Responsibility


For more information on this course visit the ICH website, or contact us.