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‘Social Impact Assessment (SIA) includes the processes of analysing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions. Its primary purpose is to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment.’ International Principles for Social Impact Assessment
DIHR report on gender-responsive implementation of extractive industries projects
29 September 2019
Online, Other Countries
The Danish Institute of Human Rights have recently launched a report for practitioners working in and with extractive industries on how a gender-responsive approach can be embedded in project planning and implementation.
The purpose of this report is to contribute to learning on key challenges, as well as good practice opportunities for practitioners working in and with the extractive industries, on how a gender-responsive approach can be embedded in project planning and implementation.
In particular, the report explores how strengthened engagement with women can act as a key enabler for human rights due diligence.
More info and free download of the report at the DIHR website: https://www.humanrights.dk/publications/towards-gender-responsive-implementation-extractive-industries-projects
New course on Human Rights Impact Assessment
27 September 2019
Online, Other Countries
In collaboration with Community Insights Group, the Danish Institute for Human Rights has developed a masterclass for practitioners on the integration of human rights and the adoption of a human rights-based approach in impact assessment.
The masterclass is designed for practitioners involved in the impact assessment of business projects who have some experience and knowledge of social impact assessment but want to increase their knowledge of human rights and human rights-based approaches, including: individuals within companies or institutions (e.g. financial institutions) who are responsible for commissioning and overseeing social impact assessments; and internal and external practitioners that carry out impact assessments.
Class dates: 6-7 February 2020
More information and description of the class on: https://www.humanrights.dk/business/tools/human-rights-impact-assessment-masterclass-practitioners
IFC launch new website for the Environmental and Social Risk Management Program (ESRM) in Africa
10 September 2019
The ESRM program was developed by IFC with the support the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and other donors, to increase the uptake of Environmental and Social (E&S) standards by Financial Institutions (FIs) operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project supports the regulator in the development and implementation of E&S regulations and guidance for financial institutions.
The ESRM Program also provides local capacity building for E&S specialists and practitioners (both banking professionals and consultants) and supports Financial Institutions in improving their E&S risk management systems which increases the percentage of their lending portfolio screened/appraised against good E&S management standards.
More info at the ESRM Africa website: https://www.esrmafrica.org/
Research position in the IFC for gender issues
09 September 2019
IFC is looking for a researcher with a good understanding of gender issues to undertake a three-month study of the Nepal Hydro private sector landscape from a gender perspective. The study will identify evidence-based cases for action on gender equality by hydropower companies including the challenges to be taken up for the private sector to emerge as an industry that mainstreams gender and fosters the development of women in non-traditional jobs and as leaders. Please see the terms of reference for more details. Please submit your cover letter and CV by 24 September to Upasana Pradhan Shrestha <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr Fardin Alikhah
SIA e-learning programme
Community Insights Group