Training programme on SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT | Centre for Science and Environment

Training programme on SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT


Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

The programme is designed based on the new Act, “The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013”, and will be relevant and effective for SIA practitioners, officials from state land department, municipality, district collector, sub-divisional magistrate, developers, academician, students, NGOs etc.

The objective of this programme is to build a cadre of trained professional who can conduct and review SIA reports. The programme will also impart understanding of the issues and challenges in land acquisition, enhance skills in socio-economic surveys, public consultations, data collection, planning land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement plan. The course would also discuss applicable central/state laws such as Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA), The Forest Rights Act, 2006, and the Companies Acts, 2013.

What participants will learn:

  1. Land conflicts, land classification, land rights and governance

  2. Better understanding of SIA
    • How to make Term of References (ToRs)
    • Preparation of land acquisition plan
    • Tools and techniques to conduct SIA surveys
    • Filling the Socio-Economic survey questionnaire, collation and interpretation of data
    • Categorization of impact and determining its significance

  3. Asset evaluation (movable and immovable property)

  4. Estimation of compensation and R&R package as per new Act

  5. Development of entitlement framework, budgeting and grievance redress

  6. Learning from good case studies – management of Common Property Resources (CPR)

  7. Learning from case study – Relocation and rehabilitation of non-title holder

  8. Structure of SIA report 10. Review of SIA report


Course Duration: 
DateJuly 31 to August 4, 2017

Venue: CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi -110062

Time: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

Course fee: Rs. 15,000 for developers, government officials and consultants, Rs. 10,000 for academicians, NGOs and researchers, Rs. 7,500 for students Note: Accommodation can be arranged nearby the training centre, would incur extra charges


Last Date for Applying: July 27, 2017




For Registration kindly contact:

SIA practitioners, officials from state revenue departments, municipality, district collector, sub-divisional magistrate, developers, academicians, students, NGOs and other government officials

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all at the end of the programme.


Vikrant W.
Programme Officer, 
Impact Assessment, Centre for Science and Environment
Tel: + 91-11-29955124/ 6110, Extension: 204, |
Fax: + 91-11-29955879 
Mob. No.: ++919999160725,




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