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E-582 - 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
  • To shed light on societal issues related to oil and gas activities based on the practice and case studies (BTC pipeline, Nigeria, Chad-Cameroon pipeline, Yemen, Ecuador, etc. ) and on future trends (new territories, challenges and risks)
  • To provide knowledge about societal standards (Equator principles, IFC performance standards, Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, ISO 26000, UN human rights, etc.)
  • To give a professional insight into the tools used by the industry in the societal field, their scope and limitations: social impact assessment, stakeholder mapping, stakeholder engagement, Social impact management plans (RAP, etc.)
Learning Objectives
  • Identify and understand what constitutes a social risk (non-technical risks), an impact assessment and management
  • Understand public policy and due diligence contexts for SIA including legal and international requirements
  • Understand key concepts related to SIA and social impact management plans (SIMPs)
  • Understand social management methodologies and their appropriate uses (including methodological traps/pitfalls)
  • Design and implementation 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
  • Understand Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for monitoring the implementation of the SIMPs
Ways and means
  • The training will have an interactive format providing room for practice and discussion. It will involve multimedia presentations, case studies and teamwork sessions

Social issues related to O&G activities: risks, stakes and strategies 1 day
  • Overlooking non technical risks
  • How to spot non technical risks?
  • How to identify and understand the underlying mechanisms?
  • 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: transparency and corruption, human rights, operations in areas of conflict, etc.
Stakeholder engagement 1 day
  • Social license to operate (SLO)
  • Leading corporations now realize that they need to meet more than just the regulatory requirements
  • How to build this SLO?
  • What is the free prior and informed consent principle?
  • How to do a stakeholder analysis and mapping?
  • How to design and implement a stakeholder engagement plan?
  • How to design and implement a grievance mechanism?
Participative social impact assessment as a risk management tool 1 day
  • Conceptual framework and techniques used for Social Impact Assessment
  • 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 them?
  • International standards
  • Assess a SIA Quality
  • How to achieve the full potential of a SIA?
Social impact management plans and monitoring: tools & processes 0.5 day
  • Social impact management plans into international standards
  • The main components of a SIMP
  • How can a SIMP be operational?
  • What are the organizational and institutional arrangement 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 and monitoring: focus on special topics and 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 and gas project 0.5 day
  • Through a work in group, the participants will do a stakeholder mapping, an impact assessment with the use of a mind mapping and an identification of potential impacts and mitigation strategies