Principles for reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (ES)

The online instructor-led courses are offered in a personalized mode with no more than 30 students in each class. Start and finish dates are clearly marked. Besides the online tools used for interaction in the virtual environment, courses provide students with continuous support from a technical assistant, the tutor and a program coordinator, who are experts in the course topics, and are able to offer effective feedback in all course activities and promote relevant discussion.

ABOUT THIS COURSE: 

This course is designed to provide practical guidance to professionals involved in the review and evaluation of Environmental Impact Assessments. It is aimed at professionals who participate in the process of reviewing proposed projects, policies, or programs and/or those working on environmental protection and management, social or natural sciences, public management, etc. and who review and evaluate the results of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) carried out by others. It is intended to apply to a range of legal, institutional, and cultural scenarios and to be used by reviewers from any country where Environmental Impact Assessments are conducted.
The course is divided into five modules: (1) The EIA process and the role of the reviewer; (2) Evaluation of an Environmental Impact Assessment document, part 1; (3) Evaluation of an Environmental Impact Assessment document, part 2; (4) Preparation and communication of the reviewer's comments; and (5) Resources for the reviewer and course closing.
The course is available in Spanish and English.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS: 
The course is intended for people involved in the evaluation of Social and Environmental Impact Assessments (EISAs) and management plans for government approval, but may also be useful for those who are responsible for writing EISAs. Minimum technical requirements to be met by the participant: • Office package domain (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Acrobat software for viewing and downloading documents. • Be an advanced Internet user able to search, access videos, participate in groups and discussion forums, etc. • Own and manage a personal email account to receive notifications and be informed of course developments. • Complete the Navigation Activity in the Classroom. • Excellent command of Spanish, both written and spoken.
COST & REIMBURSEMENTS: 
Free, for qualifying applicants.
TIME COMMITMENT: 
10 Hours per week
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COST: 
$0
MODULES: 
N°1. The EIA process and the role of the reviewer
N°2. Evaluation of an Environmental Impact Assessment document, part 1
N°3. Evaluation of an Environmental Impact Assessment document, part 2
N°4. Preparation and communication of the reviewer's comments
N°5. Resources for the reviewer and course closing

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