Training Course

Principles, Methods and Trends in Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) for Extractive IndustriesPrinciples, Methods and Trends in Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) for Extractive Industries

Participants will gain an understanding of principles, methods and trends in Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA), focused on the extractives industries. The training will address key process requirements, approaches and trends including integration of international guidelines. Case studies, and interactive exercises will demonstrate lessons learned, best practice, and strategic approaches.

Day 1

  • Impact Assessment History and Purpose
  • ESHIA Process Overview
  • ESHIA Screening and Exercises
  • ESHIA Scoping and Exercises
  • Project Descriptions and Alternatives Analysis

Day 2

  • Environmental and Social Baseline Characterization
    • Scaling Studies to be fit-for-purpose
    • Primary and Secondary Baseline Data Collection
  • ESHIA Impact Evaluation Methodologies and Exercises
  • ESHIA Management Plan Approaches and Exercises
  • KPIs and Monitoring
  • Strategic, Regional, and Cumulative Impact Assessment

Day 3

  • Cross-Cutting Issues
    • Stakeholder Engagement and Grievance Mechanisms
      • Case Study on Business Case for Stakeholder Engagement and Grievance Management
    • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
      • Case Study on Tools and Methods for Managing Biodiversity Impacts
    • Human Rights
      • Case Study on Integration of Human Rights into Impact Assessment
    • Climate Change
  • International Standards and Trends
  • Implementation of ESHIA: Resourcing, Timing, Lessons Learned, Integration with Project Teams

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