This course provides an insight into public participation in Impact Assessment, underpinning models of public participation practice drawing on IAP2, IAIA and other international frameworks. It looks specifically at what engagement is, who is involved, practice standards, why it is important to be practiced ethically and effectively and the unique and critical role that IA practitioners play.
By course end, participants will be able to:
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (This course is tailored to those who have some level of exposure or experience in the field. It will be attractive to those who work on projects especially in emerging economies where project developers are bound by their investors to meet international good practice standards such as ensuring Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as per UNDRIP, see here), Performance Standards of the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Environmental and Social Frame-work, or multi-organizational approaches including Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement. It will draw on the IAP2 Global Learning Pathway short course, P2/Engagement for Allied Professionals (an update of the previous Decision Makers course).
Prerequisites: Whether working in developed or developing countries, prerequisites include an understanding and awareness of public participation and a willingness to adapt your approach and techniques to take them to the next level.
Duration: 2 days (22-23 April)
Price: US $480
Instructor: Tanya Burdett, Director, Essential Planning Ltd (UK)