Human rights in impact assessment: Masterclass for practitioners

29-30 January | Denmark

Overview of the Masterclass

In collaboration with Community Insights Group, the Danish Institute for Human Rights has developed a masterclass for practitioners on the integration of human rights and the adoption of a human rights-based approach in impact assessment.

The objectives of the class are:

  • to provide participants with a solid understanding of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and
  • to provide practical insights and tools on operationalising that responsibility in the impact assessment context.

The masterclass is designed for practitioners involved in the impact assessment of business projects who have some experience and knowledge of social impact assessment but want to increase their knowledge of human rights and human rights-based approaches, including: individuals within companies or institutions (e.g. financial institutions) who are responsible for commissioning and overseeing social impact assessments; and internal and external practitioners that carry out impact assessments.

The masterclass was developed and is jointly facilitated by the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Community Insights Group, a research, consulting and training house specialising in the resources sector in all aspects of social impact assessment, social performance and local content development. Professor Frank Vanclay, a social impact assessment specialist from the University of Groningen, also contributed to the development of the masterclass.

Current class dates

January 2018

  • Cost: 950 Euro, including lunches; NGO rate 650 Euro
  • Attendance: A certificate of participation will be offered for those who participate for the full two days of the class
  • Class size: A minimum of 12 registrations is required for the class to be offered and the class size is capped at 25
  • Sign-up: Please contact Natasha Maria Lund Andersen at [email protected]

For the class held in Copenhagen on 29-30 January the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Community Insights Group are offering two fee-wavers for interested participants from civil society organisations or national human rights institutions based in the global south. The fee-waver applies only to the registration cost and does not include other expenses such as travel, accommodation etc. If you wish to apply for a fee-waver please complete the attached form and return it by 30 October 2017 to Natasha Maria Lund Andersen at [email protected].