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Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders

by International Association for Impact Assessment
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders
Build Sustainability Skills of Ten African Leaders

Summary

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across Africa both in terms of health and the economy. Many economic development plans are being created by governments and private entities to re-build the same type of systems that provided the opportunity for a pandemic to flourish. Through training, information and networking on impact assessment techniques, this project will build the expertise in ten local leaders to respond to community needs and foster sustainable development.

$6,000
total goal
$3,403
remaining
12
days

Challenge

COVID-19 has had devastating effects in Africa, and the best short-term response is to provide health care and food aid. This is not the time to move forward with potentially unwise and unsustainable infrastructure projects which will burden the continent's people for generations. Rather than increasing climate change or disrupting communities, African decision makers must be given the tools to support economic stimulus efforts which prioritize sustainable and socially equitable development.

Solution

IAIA will provide training to ten African leaders to develop their skills in sustainability using three different approaches. Five participants will attend the Online Symposium: Our Interconnected World: Impact Assessment, Health, and the Environment. Five participants will go through the online Foundations of Impact Assessment Course. All ten will receive electronic access to Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal Journal, and networking with impact assessment professionals worldwide.

Long-Term Impact

Building and rebuilding Africa post-COVID-19 in a sustainable fashion will reduce the potential for future pandemics. Listening to traditional knowledge and engaging affected communities are keys to wiser decisions. As one African leader said of the program: "It is a good combination of theory, guidelines, and experience from the senior EIA professionals in the videos. The course presents the EIA project cycle in a clear, logical manner, which is easy to follow." Ugandan participant

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

https:/​/​www.iaia.org/​
Online Symposoum: Our Interconnected World
Foundations Course Descripton
Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal

Organization Information

International Association for Impact Assessment

Location: Fargo, ND - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IAIAnetwork
Project Leader:
David Bancroft
Fargo, ND United States
September 2020 Accelerator
Donations: $2,600 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 23 (40 needed)
 
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