Social Risk ManagementSUST/SOCIALGB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to identify and understand social issues related to Oil & Gas activities.
Audience :
  • Managers, advisors, engineers, and operations staff involved in oversight or management of operational, environmental and social issues throughout the lifetime of an upstream project.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • SOCIAL ISSUES RELATED TO OIL & GAS ACTIVITIES: RISKS, STAKES & STRATEGIES

      • 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?
      • Oil & Gas industry reaction to underlying mechanisms.
      • Why and how should they be managed as a risk and an opportunity?
      • Key risks areas for Oil & Gas industry and developed standards: transparency and corruption, business and human rights, operations in areas of conflict, etc.
  • STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

      • Social License to Operate (SLO).
      • How to build this SLO?
      • What is the Free Prior & 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify and understand what constitutes a social risk (non-technical risk), 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.

Ways & 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.