Registration is open for the training course in Social Risk Management & Sustainability in Asia and Pacific.

Course description

This practical training course promotes understanding and skills development in managing the social risks and impacts associated with the development of projects in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) in sectors such as infrastructure, energy, and agribusiness, among others. It is intended to help develop practical skills based on the IFC Performance Standards related to social risk, including land acquisition and resettlement with a detailed focus on the challenges in the EAP context. The training course will be based on good international practices and standards, lessons learned on the ground and practical case studies, and will include a technical site visit.

The topics covered in this seven-day course include:

  • IFC Performance Standards in general, with emphasis on aspects related to social risk management, including compliance requirements and guidance related to:
    • PS1: identification and assessment of social impacts;
    • PS2: basics of labor & working conditions, impacts and management of workers camps;
    • PS4: community health &safety, including code of conduct, gender-based violence, labor influx, etc.; use of security forces;
    • PS7: indigenous peoples, including FPIC; and
    • PS8: cultural heritage.
  • Stakeholder engagement and grievance mechanisms;
  • Social Risk Management and Social Risk Management Plans, including considerations related to vulnerable groups and gender issues in the EAP context;
  • Land Acquisition and Resettlement, including:
    • Eligibility, entitlements and replacement cost;
    • Land legacies issues and common challenges in the EAP context;
    • Livelihood restoration;
    • Government led resettlement and community engagements; and
    • Monitoring and evaluation.

Key information

DATES 3 to 9 June 2019
LOCATION/VENUE Pan Pacific Yangon, Corner of Bogyoke Aung San Road and Shwedagon Pagoda Road,Yangon, Myanmar
TARGET AUDIENCE Social development practitioners from private and public sectors and IFC clients working in the East Asia and Pacific (private sector companies – project developers and consultants).
FEE USD $2,000 per participant for IFC sponsored participants and USD $2,500 for self-registered participants. The cost of the course will include materials, lunch and coffee breaks, a reception cocktail and the  field trip.
CONTACT Suelen Haidar at
REGISTRATION Please register using this link: Registration form


Trainers team

Angela Reeman, Reeman Consulting;

Gabriela Factor, Community Insights Group

Kate Lazarus, International Finance Corporation

Jorge Villegas, International Finance Corpoation


Please download course brochure.