Course #1. Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration in Asia (Advanced Level)




This two-day advanced course on Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration in Asia has been designed to assist resettlement practitioners to address key challenges experienced when implementing resettlement activities in the region.  Course participants are expected to be working in a resettlement field and to have some familiarity with international good practice in this area.  

The course will commence with a refresher overview of international good practice on resettlement and livelihood restoration, and will then address key resettlement challenges experienced in Asia.   Topics to be covered will include: security of tenure; management of cash compensation; government led resettlement; self-construction of houses; livelihood transition (including rural to urban and fisheries based livelihoods); legacy land issues; and monitoring and evaluation.  These issues will be addressed through a combination of interactive lecture style presentations and case studies.  Six case studies will be presented, covering experience from Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and Mongolia.  Additional areas of concern raised by course participants will be addressed in a workshop format on day two of the training. 

The instructors for this course have over 35 years of resettlement experience combined.  Both presenters have extensive practical experience of applying the International Finance Corporation's Performance Standard 5 on Involuntary Resettlement and can speak to many specific case studies in the region and globally.  They have provided resettlement and livelihood restoration training to numerous organizations around the world and will utilize this experience to create an effective knowledge-sharing platform.
Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: Experience of at least 6 months working on a resettlement project, a university degree, and familiarity with the IFC Performance Standards.
Duration: 2 days (23-24 February)
Min/Max: 10-30

Liz Wall, Shared Resources Pty Ltd (Australia)

Angela Reeman, Reeman Consulting (Australia)


Liz Wall has more than 15 years of global experience assessing and addressing social impacts associated with large projects in developing countries, almost all of which have generated some level of resettlement.  As a former IFC social specialist she is an expert in the implementation of the IFC Performance Standards and has provided training on these standards to more than 15 different clients since establishing Shared Resources in 2008.  Liz has extensive experience working in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.  She has supported companies to define their resettlement frameworks, reviewed and edited RAPs and LRPs, assessed resettlement from a due diligence and risk perspective, and completed a number of independent resettlement completion audits. She delivers strategic advice coupled with practical and implementable solutions to address challenges and maximize opportunities in the resettlement field.

Angela Reeman has almost 20 years of experience in social impact assessment (ESHIA), land acquisition & resettlement, stakeholder engagement and social risk management for projects worldwide.  She has planned, implemented, audited, and monitored ESHIAs and RAPs and ESHIAs in over 20 countries.  She has particular experience in Asia including in Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia.  Angela has been involved in resettlement programs and social impact assessments for mines, oil and gas terminals, hydropower stations, marine facilities/ports, special economic zones, and linear features such as roads, railways, pipelines and transmission lines. Angela has worked on projects involving various international finance institutions (e.g., the World Bank, IFC, ADB, EBRD, DEG, MIGA, AfDB, EDC, Equator Principles banks, export credit agencies), including as their independent social expert on several large-scale developments.  She is very familiar with international social safeguards and has a proven track record of preparing ESHIAs and RAPs to meet these standards as well as national legal requirements.  Angela is currently involved in three land acquisition and resettlement programs in Myanmar, is the independent social auditor for the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia and the Donggi Senoro LNG project in Indonesia, and has recently conducted an independent completion audit for the Nghi Son Refinery project in Vietnam.  As a result of her experience Angela has been responsible for addressing a number of complex social challenges often associated with resettlement including influx, impacts to vulnerable people and loss of informal livelihoods (e.g. artisanal miners, fishermen, tourism providers, nomadic herders etc).  She is also experienced in the complexities of government-led land acquisition having worked in countries such as Myanmar, Eritrea, Vietnam and Indonesia.  Angela is actively involved in training and capacity building related to international best practices and social safeguards in resettlement, SIA and stakeholder engagement.