Course #3. Involuntary Resettlement: Basic Concepts (Introductory Level)




This two-day introductory course on involuntary resettlement aims to provide participants with an understanding of theories and good practices concerning involuntary resettlement, including livelihood restoration programs for displaced persons. It also aims to introduce the participants to the policies and standards on involuntary resettlement of international financial institutions, such as those of the ADB and World Bank Group. The course will familiarize the participants with the use of effective practices and tools to prepare, implement, supervise, and monitor sustainable approaches to addressing the negative impacts associated with involuntary resettlement.

The course will include a mix of methodologies and interactive exercises to engage participants. It will involve a mix of presentations of theory, policies, standards and good practices, discussion of case studies, and interactive exercises. Participants will be encouraged to share their own challenges and experiences in addressing involuntary resettlement impacts. Laptops are encouraged but not required.
Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 2 days (23-24 February)
Min/Max: 10-30

Svend E. Jensby, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank (USA)

Karen Jacob, Social Development & Social Safeguards Specialist, World Bank (Philippines)
Victoria Florian Lazaro, Operations Officer, World Bank (Philippines)

Esperanza Castro-Lee, Lecturer, University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (Philippines)
Special Note: This course is being hosted and organized by the World Bank and the University of the Philippines independently of IAIA.


Svend E. Jensby a senior social development specialist with the World Bank's global department for safeguards, Standards, Procurement and Financial Management (OPSPF) with the Vice Presidency for Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS). He has worked with the World Bank as staff and consultant for more than 18 years supporting development projects in the East Asia and Pacific and Africa regions, civil society engagement and safeguards policy work. Mr. Jensby has provided support and advice to borrowing governments on involuntary resettlement, indigenous peoples and other social safeguards and development issues to numerous development projects across all sectors in Cambodia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. Previous to the World Bank, Mr. Jensby worked for development NGOs in Denmark and Bolivia, and before that with an international intercultural exchange organization based in Denmark. He has supported the development of the Learning Centers for Environment and Social Sustainability in the Philippines and Vietnam. This has included design and delivery of training courses on involuntary resettlement, indigenous peoples, safeguards supervision, and environmental and social management of construction for trainers and regular participants from government and the private sector. Mr. Jensby has developed and delivered numerous training sessions on social safeguards for World Bank staff, and for government staff and consultants in relation to country and project specific capacity building exercises. Mr. Jensby has a Master's in Social Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark,
and a B.A. in International Development Studies from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA.

Karen Jacob is a Social Development and Social Safeguards Specialist working as a Consultant for the World Bank since 1996. Some of the WB projects she has been involved in and still is working on are LGUWSSP, WDDP, SSLIDP, PHRED, MWMP, IPOPs and the latest are Manila BRT and Cebu BRT. Aside from working with the WB, she has also worked with the Asian Development Bank in Uzbekistan for the water supply, sanitation and wastewater management project preparing the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) and Poverty Assessment for 5 cities in 2010. She has been working in the hydropower sector in Africa which included the Bujagali Hydropower and Transmission Lines Project in Uganda as the Lenders' Social Safeguards Specialist doing compliance supervision and monitoring of the RAP implementation. The Lenders included the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, KfW among others. She prepared the social impact assessment for the Prefeasibility and Feasibility Studies of the Tams Hydropower Project in Ethiopia; and the Ethiopia-Kenya Interconnection Power Project financed by the World Bank and African Development Bank, where is has reviewed and will be updating the Social Impact Assessments and Resettlement Action Plan in the next months to come. In Southeast Asia, she has been involved in Nam Ngum 1, Lao PDR post resettlement development and restoration of livelihoods of resettled communities in 1991. Nam Ngum 1 is the 1st large-scale resettlement project of Lao PDR which involved hydropower and irrigation. Another project in Lao PDR is Nam Ngum 2 where she reviewed and prepared the Due Diligence Report for the Feasibility Study of the then proposed hydropower project. Then she continued supervising the social safeguards compliance during project implementation of the Nam Ngum 2 for the Lenders. Other hydropower projects in Lao PDR she has been involved in are the Feasibility Study review of the Xe Pian- Xe Namnoy hydropower project and the private sector financed Nam Ngiep 1 of ADB, JICA and various private sector banks of Japan, Thailand and Lao PDR where she has been part of the Lenders' Supervision Team ensuring that the Nam Ngiep1 is compliant to the Performance Standards of IFC and ADB's Environmental and Social Safeguards Policies. Specifically for Myanmar, she was invited to join AF-Colenco, a Swiss power engineering team in 2005 to introduce social impact assessment and resettlement planning using WB social safeguards policy for a proposed hydropower project in Myanmar, The Tamanthi Hydropower and Multipurpose Project. After this, she was requested to do the same study by the MOEP through AF-Colenco, for the proposed Shweli 3 Hydropower Project. Her latest work is currently with Statkraft Norfund (SN) Power of Norway, an investment-owner group concerned mainly on developing and buying renewable energy such as hydropower. She has just completed the social impact assessment for the Prefeasibility Study of the Middle Yeywa Hydropower Project in Myanmar using IFC performance Standards. This project has been approved to move to Feasibility.

Victoria Florian Lazaro has worked in the World Bank Office in Manila as Operations Officer on social safeguards. She has provided cross country support to safeguards operations in Timor Leste, Samoa, Thailand, Vanuatu, Tonga and FSM. She has completed various training on sustainable development, grievance redress mechanism, social assessment, climate change, disaster risk management, safeguards and project operations over the past 10 years. She has organized and participated in numerous fora on sustainable development both in the country and in the East Asia Pacific Region. She actively pursued the harmonization of the country safeguards systems between World Bank and Philippine safeguards policies on resettlement and indigenous peoples. Ms. Lazaro has over 25 years of working on resettlement and shelter-related issues from resettlement planning, implementation, and evaluation. As Department Manager in the National Housing Authority, she has extensive exposure on major resettlement and shelter projects in the country dealing particularly in community relations, conflict resolutions, consensus building and designing/implementing community based interventions to assist displaced families. As a member of the EIA Review Committee of the DENR-EMB for 8 years, she has reviewed the social impact assessments of a number of major development projects in various sectors such as mining, transport, airport development, forestry development, sanitation, power and manufacturing. Ms. Lazaro has great familiarity with the country policies and practice related to involuntary resettlement, indigenous peoples and environmental assessment and related aspects in the course of present and present engagements including serving as a former faculty at the University of the Philippines and Miriam College. Ms. Lazaro obtained her Master in Social Work and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She also obtained her Special Graduate Studies in Urban Development and Environment Planning from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, The Netherlands, graduating with distinction.

Esperanza "Sessan" Castro-Lee has at least 34 years of professional work experience. She spent her career with balanced exposure to national/local government, NGO and private sector operations. In the organizations she has been part of, Sessan had been entrusted with positions of progressively expanding responsibilities in the areas of: 1) Environmental Management, 2) Human Resource Management, 3) Corporate Social Responsibility and 4) Local Governance. In the environmental field, Sessan has had the opportunity to wear three (3) hats – as developer, EIA Preparer and EIA Reviewer. Sessan was the Manager of the Environmental Planning and Control Department of the PNOC-Energy Development Corporation, which was the group in charge of preparing EIAs for its energy projects and securing ECCs. Being part of an in-house team, Sessan is also able to understand the developers' perspectives first-hand – their values, capabilities and constraints. Sessan was also one of the first batch of EIA Reviewers accredited by the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau during which time she was able to review several EIAs, of various nature and from different parts of the Philippines, submitted to the DENR. Sessan also integrated loose community relations efforts under a CSR umbrella in the PNOCEDC in 2005 and coined the name Community Partnerships Department, which she first managed. The group delivered health, education, livelihood and community environment services to thousands of beneficiaries in host communities of the company's different project sites nationwide. As an HR Manager, Sessan managed: 1) manpower planning and employment, 2) compensation and benefits planning and administration, 3) labor relations (employee discipline and CBA

negotiations), 4) employee training, 5) performance evaluation. Currently, Sessan is a Lecturer at the UP Virata School of Business and a Kagawad of Bgy. Blue Ridge B in Quezon City. Sessan completed her B.S. Business Administration from the UP Diliman and earned two Masteral degrees from the University of Asia & the Pacific and the University of Wales.