CSE's Short-term training programme on Social Impact Assessment

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. Centre for Science and Environment recognises this need and has developed hands-on three-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to deve lopment projects, such as infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

The objective of this programme is to build capacity and create awareness among regulators, developers, NGOs and academicians to understand SIA process—Reconnaissance and Baseline Survey, Land Acquisition Survey and Plan (LAP) and Preparation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP). The programme also aims at evaluating the SIA report along with the applicable legislations in India.

On completion of the programme the participants will be equipped with:

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


COURSE FEES: Rs 8,000 (For developers, environment consultants and regulators) 50% discounts for NGOs, academicians and students

Date: March 26-28, 2012

Venue: CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi – 62

Last Date for Applying: March 13, 2012,

10.00 am to 5.30 pm

Open for all: Government officials of Project Executing Departments, Developers, NGOs, CBOs, and Academicians, Students and Industries 

For registration: Kindly email at: sujit@cseindia.org, swati@cseindia.org, arpit@cseindia.org

For details contact:

Sujit Kumar Singh, Industry & Environment Unit,
Industry & Environment Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Ph: 91-11-2995 5124 / 6110 (Ext. 281); Fax: 91-11-2995 5879
Mobile: 9899676027, 9910496283, 9810564236