This training focuses on the integration of environmental and social issues
during the design of a development project. It deals successively with the
following questions and provides some answers to them:
In what way can an environmental and social assessment effectively
contribute to improving the quality of a development project?
What are the different types of measures to mitigate the negative E&S
impacts that need to be defined during the design of a project and how to
implement in practice the “ARC sequence” (Avoid – Reduce – Compensate)?
What are the practical arrangements for conducting an E&S assessment?
In particular, what is the “right timing”? What resources need to be mobilized
in terms of expertise or assessment tools? Who are the different stakeholders
involved in the E&S assessment process?
After this training, you will know how to present several good reasons, and
therefore how to convince your counterparts, for conducting an environmental
and social assessment of a development project in order to take the E&S
issues into account at the earliest possible stage of its design.
You will know the objectives and purpose of an E&S assessment of a
project and you will know how to give a brief presentation of the various
E&S assessment tools that can be used, as well as the content of an E&S
impact assessment (ESIA) and an E&S Management Plan (ESMP).
Finally, you will be familiar with the ARC sequence and the main principles
for managing an E&S assessment (timetable, stages, resources to mobilize,