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Understanding Social Impact Assesment

Five- day program open to all

Understanding Social Impact Assesment

June 23 - 27, 2014



The objective of this programme is to build capacity and create awareness among regulators, developers, NGOs and academicians to understand SIA process by sensitising the stakeholders on the ecological perception of human habitat in

India, the political economy of natural resources, governance and emerging land conflicts and the local and environmental impacts of development projects. The course would also cover in detail the applicable Central/State laws and policies related to land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, Key provisions of the LAR&R Bill, Benefit Sharing with communities, 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

Program Design 

Ecological perception of human habitat in India.

Political economy of natural resources

Social and environmental impacts highway and mining projects

Governance and emerging land conflicts

Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA) and Forest Rights

Understanding of Social Impact Assessment activities, Land acquisition plan (LAP) and Resettlement action plan (RAP)

Access to government welfare programme in R&R plan

Community-led resettlement programmes in India


Development professionals, eminent social scientists and environmnimentalists, noted academicians from leading universities, grassroots activists and prominent policy makers, among others.

General Instructions

COURSE FEE: Rs. 7,500 for Students | 10,000 for NGO, Researchers, Academician, 15,000 for Government official, Consultant

This includes training fees, select reading materials, together with lunch and refreshments during all training days.

1. Please pay your fee after your participation in the course is confirmed.
When sending your draft/cheque, do mention on the envelope the name of the course. Email the draft/cheque number to course contact.

We can arrange accommodation (shared, rooms close to the training venue) for outstation participants on request for which they will have to pay

9:30 am to 5:30pm

For Information Contact

Swati Singh Sambyal
Senior Research Associate
Industry and Environment Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi-62
Email: swati@cseindia.org

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