Training programme on SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.
The programme is designed based on the new Act, “The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013”.
The objective of this programme is to build a cadre of trained professional who can conduct and review SIA reports. The programme will also impart understanding of the issues and challenges in land acquisition, enhance skills in socio-economic surveys, consultations, data collection, planning land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement plan. The course would also discuss applicable central/state laws such as Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA), The Forest Rights Act, 2006, and the Companies Acts, 2013.
What participants will learn?
1. Land conflicts, land classification, land rights and governance 2. How land conflicts delay development projects 3. Better understanding of SIA How to develop Terms of Reference (ToR) Preparation of land acquisition plan Tools and techniques to conduct SIA surveys Filling the Socio-Economic survey questionnaire, collation and interpretation of data Categorization of impact and determining its significance 4. Asset evaluation (movable and immovable property) 5. Estimation of compensation and R&R package as per new Act 6. Development of entitlement framework, budgeting and grievance redress 7. Learning from good case studies – management of Common Property Resources (CPR) 8. Learning from case study – Relocation and rehabilitation of non-title holder 9. Structure of SIA report 10. Review of SIA report