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E-607 - Social Risk Management

  • Managers, advisors, engineers, and operations staff involved in oversight or management of operational, environmental and social issues throughout the lifetime of an upstream project.
  • This course aims to identify and understand social issues related to Oil & Gas activities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify and understand what constitutes a social risk (non-technical risks), an impact assessment and management,
  • understand key concepts related to SIA and Social Impact Management Plans (SIMPs),
  • understand social management methodologies and their appropriate uses,
  • design and implement of a stakeholder engagement strategy and plan,
  • understand the main components of a Social Impact Management Plan (RAP, local content, etc.), including design and implementation.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • The training will have an interactive format providing room for practice and discussion. It will involve multimedia presentations, case studies, quizzes and teamwork sessions.

Social issues related to O&G activities: risks, stakes & strategies 1 day
  • Risk of overlooking non technical risks.
  • How to spot non technical risks?
  • How to identify and understand the underlying mechanisms?
  • How to manage social risks?
  • O&G industry reaction to underlying mechanisms.
  • Why and how should they be managed as a risk and an opportunity?
  • Key risks areas for O&G industry and developed standards: transparency and corruption, business and human rights, operations in areas of conflict, etc.
Stakeholder engagement 1 day
  • Social License to Operate (SLO).
  • How to build this SLO?
  • What is the Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principle?
  • Stakeholders-business interactions analysis.
  • How to do a stakeholder analysis and mapping?
  • How to design and implement a stakeholder engagement plan?
  • How to design, implement and monitor a grievance mechanism?
  • What are the do’s and don’ts in stakeholder engagement?
Participative social impact assessment as a risk management tool 1 day
  • Conceptual framework and techniques used for Social Impact Assessment.
  • International standards.
  • Definition of a social impact.
  • Links between environmental and social impacts.
  • Predict, analyze and assess the likely social impacts pathways and evaluate their significance.
  • Develop a mitigation strategy for negative impacts and an enhancement strategy for the project-related opportunities.
  • How to monitor social impacts?
  • How to assess a SIA Quality?
  • How to achieve the full potential of a SIA?
Social impact management plans & monitoring: tools & processes 0.5 day
  • Social Impact Management Plans (SIMP).
  • The main components of a SIMP.
  • How can a SIMP be operational?
  • What are the organizational and institutional arrangements that need to be developed?
  • The role for the project’s stakeholders in a SIMP?
  • Implementation and results monitoring and reporting.
Social impact management plans & monitoring: focus on special topics & issues 1 day
  • Depending on the audience’s needs and expectations, a focus can be put on specific social issues and how to manage them through specific Social impact management plans: Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), Community Development Plan and Social investments, local content, etc.
Case study: social screening of an Oil & Gas project 0.5 day
  • Through a work in group, the participants will do a stakeholder mapping, a high level impact assessment with the use of a mind mapping and an identification of potential impacts and mitigation strategies.