Many large-scale projects trigger the requirement to resettle households and/or displace people from their productive land or other natural resources. While there is plentiful experience in the planning of resettlement, there is considerably less experience in the successful delivery of a resettlement project which sustainably meets the goals of improved standards of living and restored livelihoods. This training course draws on global experience across a range of industries to identify the primary challenges faced when seeking to meet these objectives, and the commitments established in impact assessments, how to work with affected households to overcome these challenges and how to assess whether these outcomes have been achieved post resettlement. It draws heavily upon the more than 40 years of combined experience of the two trainers and provides opportunities for participants to share the challenges they are experiencing in a collaborative environment to draw lessons from the experience held within the room. While the trainers have much to share, they also see their role as facilitators of a conversation and nurturers of a network of resettlement specialists which will endure beyond the course.
This course has been built from the success of similar previous courses on resettlement and livelihood restoration delivered with IAIA as Online Training Courses (OTC) in June and October 2022 and March 2023, and in-person courses at IAIA23 in Kuching, IAIA19 in Brisbane, and the IAIA & ADB Resettlement Symposium in 2017. The purpose of the course is to assist resettlement practitioners to address key challenges experienced when implementing resettlement and livelihood restoration activities across the globe, with a specific focus on how these activities tie into impact assessment and feasibility study processes.
The course will be presented by Liz Wall (Shared Resources) and Angela Reeman (Reeman Consulting), collectively referred to as the “consultants”, who combined have over 40 years of resettlement experience. The consultants have extensive practical experience of applying the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 5 on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement, and similar standards from other International Finance Institutions (IFIs) including the ADB, WB, EBRD, EIB, and IDB, and can speak to many specific case studies globally. They have provided resettlement and livelihood restoration training to numerous organizations across the world and will utilize this experience to create an effective knowledge-sharing platform.
Prerequisites: At least 2 years of direct experience designing, implementing or auditing resettlement and/or livelihood restoration activities; university degree; and familiarity with the IFC Performance Standards or similar.
Duration: 2 days (22-23 April)
Price: US $480
Liz Wall, Shared Resources Pty Ltd (Australia)
Angela Reeman, Reeman Consulting Pty Ltd (Australia)