- To equip participants with the knowledge to make evidence-based decisions to support community investments and benefits (CIB) and socio-economic development (SED) in communities impacted by large-scale projects.
- To equip participants with the tools to plan, implement, monitor and report on CIB and SED interventions in collaboration with key stakeholders.
- Defining community investments and benefits (CIB) and socio-economic development (SED), including the historical legacy, key drivers and objectives for large-scale projects.
- An introduction to the full spectrum of available CIB and SED options for communities impacted by large-scale projects, such as extractive, renewable energy and infrastructure industry projects.
- Key challenges to implementing successful CIB and SED interventions.
- Introducing Theory of Change in the context of CIB and SED delivery.
- An overview of the CIB and SED planning, implementation and monitoring process and approaches such as Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and People-Centred Design.
- Introduction to specific CIB and SED delivery mechanisms:
- Job creation and enterprise development
- Community Trusts
- Corporate Social investments (CSI)
- Local development planning, etc.
- Important considerations for the planning and implementation of CIB and SED such as targeting vulnerable groups, conflict-sensitive approaches.
- Stakeholder engagement and collaboration for CIB and SED projects, including the development of partnerships.
- Monitoring and evaluation of CIB and SED projects.
- Analysing internal organisational conditions for successful CIB and SED implementation.
- Case studies and practical application.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Understand different approaches to achieving CIB and SED for communities impacted by large-scale projects.
- Better understand the paradigms and complexities that impact CIB and SED delivery.
- Plan, implement, monitor and exit from CIB and SED interventions.
- Critically assess CIB and SED interventions and partnerships.