SIA Training Programme | Centre for Science and Environment


SIA Training Programme

Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible social and economic impact of a proposed project.

To be effective, it requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders.
The Centre for Science and Environment launched its first SIA Training Programme with an objective to enhance the capacity on Social Impact Assessment (SIA) with the exposure of participants from theory to practices in SIA. The programmes have succeeded in giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to development projects, such as infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects to understand the SIA process, reconnaissance and baseline survey, land acquisition survey and plan, preparation of the resettlement action plan (RAP) and evaluating the SIA report. The programme also aims at giving exposure to participants regarding aspects of SIA such as:

1. Exposure to aspects of SIA, from theory to applications regarding:

  • Understanding the Terms of Reference
  • Data need, data collection, collation and interpretation
  • Development of tools and instruments for conducting SIA survey
  • Effective assessment methodologies
  • Reporting methodologies

2. Integrated approach for addressing SIA and EIA process - from scoping, data collection to impact assessment as well as the role of public consultations
3. Knowledge on review of SIA reports and identification of strengths and weaknesses
4. Post SIA monitoring
5. Procedure for institutional strengthening and capacity building
6. Experience sharing on national and international best practices in SIA

The programme has been widely attended by NGOs, students, academicians, industry professionals, consultants and South Asia regulators from Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Nepal and Afghnaistan.
 

 
   Year  Month  
 
  2013
   
        June 3-7     Details of Participants  
                   
        January 3-5     Details Of Participants  
                   
  2012
                   
        October 8-10     Details Of Participants  
                   
        June 25-27     Details Of Participants  
                   
        March 26-28       Details Of Participants  
   
   
  2011
 
                   
        December 15-17     Details Of Participants  
                   
        November 09-11     Details Of Participants  
                   
                   
        August 10-12     Details Of Participants  
                   
        April 18 - 21     Details Of Participants  
                   

 

Announcements

  • The fast growing economy, rapid industrialisation and growing urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation are reasons for concern and reiterate the need for appropriate water management practices. Centre for Science and Environment recognises this need and has developed a five-day hands on training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on wastewater treatment for industrial and urban wastewater management including reuse and recycle.

  • Date: December 1-5, 2014

    India has about 3.3 million kilometers of road network, which is the second largest in the world. Apart from the development and growth that these projects bring, they also have adverse environmental and social impacts.

    Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool to inform decision-makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible environmental, social and economic costs of such projects.

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