Environmental & Social Impact Assessment and Audit Course


Environmental & social impact assessment is a planning process that aims to predict, evaluate and mitigate the impact on the environment of a proposed project, program or policy prior to its commencement, and to approve only environmentally acceptable undertakings. EIA is hence a mechanism for avoiding or mediating some of the potential costs of development. The purpose of this course is to help delegates develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and practice of EIA. The course examines EIA in general and in specific jurisdictions. It
also examines the technical and policy issues involved in the production and the appraisal of environmental impact assessments. Using a broad definition of “environment”, various components of EIA are addressed, with an emphasis on principles, legal and institutional frameworks, stages in the process, and specific analytical techniques. Additionally, the course will focus on the ecology of human societies and the social impact of development on communities and regions. The ecology of human societies is about connections between ecological and human social, cultural, and organizational processes.


10 Days

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will learn:

·         Identifying, managing and projecting environmental impacts of a project

·         Interpreting, analyzing and reporting project/industry impacts.

·         Identify solutions for mitigating negative effects of projects.

Management tools used by industry to evaluate and manage its environmental performance

Course Outline

Module 1

  • The EIA process
  • History of EIA
  • Screening

Module 2

  • Scoping
  • Alternatives in EIA Impact prediction
  • Mitigation measures

Module 3

  • Preparing EIA reports
  • Quality and Review of EIA reports

Module 4

  • Consultation and participation
  •  EIA and decision-making

Module 5

  • Monitoring and auditing
  • The future for EIA

Module 6

  • Introduction to environmental audit
  • Roles and types of Environmental Audit

Module 7

  • Laws, Policy and institutional management for EA Systems
  • Integration Environmental Auditing and Energy Efficiency

Module 8

  • Developing Technological, Environmental and social Management Plan
  • Environmental Audit Report Writing
  • Environmental Audit Project Management

Module 9

  • Review of Environmental Audit Reports
  • Environmental Health, Safety Systems and Environmental Audit

Module 10

  • Quality Management Systems and Agreements and Environmental Audit
  • Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Environmental audit

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.