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Environmental And Social Safeguards Training Workshop


Safeguards Policies are indispensable instruments while attempting to intercept unmerited harm to the community and the surrounding environment throughout the development process. Safeguards Policies support the assessment of anticipated risks on the initial stage of project identification and designing. These instruments enable us to gauge the positive and negative impacts linked with any given development intervention. On the later stage of project implementation, safeguards ensure more effective management of risks and magnify constructive influence.

An increasing number of countries are ratifying the application of safeguards through a range of investment planning, policies and regulations targeting to attain more sustainable development. This extensive training program has been designed specifically to address the stated requirement and support its participants with the necessary skills and knowledge in order to meet with the social & environmental safeguards guidelines and principles across the world.


Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will gain a quality understanding of:

  • The role and the importance of environmental safeguards for the investment performance
  • Environment and Social Assessment requirements and procedures of major international organizations and donors for development projects
  • The roles of different stakeholders in the implementation of Environment and Social Mitigation Measures
  • Safeguards Best practices, Effectiveness monitoring and Reporting procedures


5 Days


  • Members of focal agencies involved in development planning at provincial, national and sub-regional levels
  • Employees at energy, transport, planning, finance and provincial government offices
  • Middle-Level or Senior Government Officials
  • Regional Forest Officers & Conservators
  • Environment and Social Consultants and Practitioners
  • Safety Officers
  • Project Managers & Project Implementation Team Members
  • NGO Members interested in Environmental & Social Safeguards Policies.


  • Defining Environmental & Social Safeguards
  • The Role & the Importance of Safeguards for Development Projects
  • Environmental and social screening
  • Social and environmental monitoring
  • Environment and Social impact Assessment Policy
  • Fundamentals of environmental and social impact assessment good practice
  • Considering the vulnerable in society
  • Ensuring benefits sharing
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Social Safeguard, Standards, and Social issues
  • Involuntary Resettlement Policy
  • Resettlement and compensation
  • Participation and Inclusion of indigenous people
  • Forest-dependent people
  • Consideration of Gender and other cross-cutting issues
  • Shifting cultivation, deforestation, and gender
  • Protection of Natural Habitats
  • Biodiversity Standards, Indicators and Conservation
  • Sustainable Natural Resource Management
  • Pesticide Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Pollution Prevention and Abatement
  • Lessons Learned from Community Forestry and Their Relevance
  • Legal Literary and Advocacy
  • Considering Intended and Unintended consequences
  • The importance of ongoing, meaningful consultation
  • Integration of environment and social safeguards into Transport & Energy projects
  • Learning from international and regional experience in identifying key and recurrent issues
  • Strengthening project safeguard performance
  • Aligning projects to national plans and signed country agreements


Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
13/05/2024 - 17/05/2024 $4500 Dubai Physical Class

Online Class
10/06/2024 - 14/06/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
08/07/2024 - 12/07/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
12/08/2024 - 16/08/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
09/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
11/11/2024 - 15/11/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
07/10/2024 - 11/10/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class