International Association for Impact Assessment

Resettlement and livelihood restoration: Achieving the intended outcomes

Resettlement and livelihood restoration: Achieving the intended outcomes

OTC 22-09
Dates: 17, 19, 20, 24, and 26 Oct 2022
Times: 6:00 am - 8:30 am UTC each day (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Registration open: Through 10 Oct 22 at 11:59 pm CST
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Presented by: Angela Reeman (Australia) and Liz Wall (Australia)

Course tuition:  US$475 for IAIA Members / $575 for Non-IAIA Members  (No bursaries available for Online Training Courses.)
Please register early! The course will be cancelled if the minimum number has not been reached one week before the course start date. If the training course is cancelled at that time due to low enrollment, IAIA will notify you and provide refund information.
If you must cancel your course enrollment, IAIA will refund registration fees upon written request received before the posted registration deadline; a US$125 processing fee will be retained. After the registration deadline, no refunds will be issued for cancelations or no-shows
Course level:  Intermediate/Advanced      
Language of delivery: Engish        
Prerequisites:  At least two years of direct experience designing, implementing, or auditing resettlement and/or livelihood restoration activities
Homework between sessions: None

Many large-scale projects trigger the requirement to resettle households, and while there is plentiful experience in the planning of resettlement, there is considerably less experience in the successful delivery of a resettlement project which sustainably meets the goals of improved standards of living and restored livelihoods. This training course draws on global experience across a range of industries to identify the primary challenges faced when seeking to meet these objectives, how to work with affected households to overcome these challenges, and how to assess whether these outcomes have been achieved post resettlement. It draws heavily upon the more than 40 years combined experience of the two trainers and provides opportunities for participants to share the challenges they are experiencing in a collaborative environment to draw lessons from the experience held within the room.  While the trainers have much to share, they also see their role as facilitators of a conversation and nurturers of a network of resettlement specialists that will endure beyond the course.

  • "I was fortunate to attend Liz and Angela’s resettlement planning course at the 2019 IAIA Brisbane. It was one of the best training courses I have participated in and directly relevant to my work. Liz and Angela expertly delivered the content in an engaging way. They pulled in multiple real life examples from projects they have worked on around the world to demonstrate their points. They were also able to deep dive on specific areas that the group were most interested in and facilitate effective group conversations that enhanced understanding of resettlement issues in different project contexts. Highly recommend!"
  • "I really appreciated the content of this course. It raised awareness around many details, that usually are not a focus when studying Resettlement. Looking forward to a next follow-up on this!"
  • "Excellent course, provided by deeply experienced and knowledgeable instructors, as well as an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the world and expand your network in this area. "
  • "This course is pitched perfectly for environmental & social practitioners who know about RAP and LRP and would like to learn more."
  • "Delivered by two absolute international experts who share their immense knowledge and experiences with humility."



Angela Reeman is an international social and resettlement professional with over 22 years of experience in more than 30 countries.

She has been a trainer in social risk management and resettlement and livelihood restoration for many years, including delivery of various courses on behalf of the IFC, ADB, the IAIA, JICA, DFID, AusAid, and others. She is regularly engaged by the IFC to provide training to their clients, consultants, most recently in Vietnam, Nepal, and Myanmar. Angela’s training experience covers a broad spectrum of topics including social impact assessment and management, land acquisition, livelihood restoration, resettlement, Indigenous Peoples, and stakeholder engagement. 
Liz Wall is an independent consultant with more than 20 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 worked in over 40 countries. She has extensive resettlement experience in a wide range of contexts and countries ranging from mine sites to waste landfill facilities. 
Liz has lived and worked in four continents and is devoted to helping communities in developing countries experience the positive benefits and minimize the adverse impacts of natural resource sector led development. 

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