CAPACITY BUILDING / TRAINING

Acorn International provides Capacity Building and Training services to companies, governments and civil society to promote efficient and sustainable development programs worldwide.
Acorn International provides Capacity Building and Training services to companies, governments and civil society to promote efficient and sustainable development programs worldwide.

On-going capacity assessment and building is critical to keep up with fast-evolving best practices and challenges in social and environmental performance.

Acorn International, LLC offers Capacity Building and Training solutions ranging from one-day events to long-term programs. Learn more about our five primary training programs here:

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Principles, Methods and Trends in Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) for Extractive Industries

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Delivering Local Content in the Extractives Industries

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Human Rights Due Diligence for Extractive Industries

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Financial Institution Environmental and Social Performance Requirements: Meeting International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards and other requirements

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Strengthening Social Performance in Extractive Industry Activities

OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS

Our training programs can be customized for a group to meet participants’ availability and needs. We also offer online training. Additional fit-for-purpose Capacity Building and Training solutions, include:

  • Competency Needs Assessment and Training
  • Definition of Competency/Qualification Criteria and Development Plans
  • Course Development (i.e., Manuals, Curriculum, etc.)
  • Benchmarking
  • Gap Assessment
  • Workshop Development, Instruction and/or Facilitation
  • Facilitation of South-South and Triangular Cooperation
OUR CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Our Capacity Building and Training experience includes:

  • ESIA Best Practices Training of Environmental Protection Agency staff in Liberia
  • Public Infrastructure and Governance Capacity Needs Assessments for Industrial Developments in Suriname, French Guiana and Mauritania
  • Environmental and Social Governance Capacity Needs Assessment and Development Program (in conjunction with the World Bank and other donor agencies) for the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology in Ghana
  • Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management Training for an International Extractives Company
  • IFC Performance Standards Training in US, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Management Planning Support to In-Country Teams for Development Projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for the Inter-American Development Bank
  • ESHIA Training in Brasil, Thailand, Kuwait and Malaysia
Our Services

Environmental & Social Baseline Survey & Impact Assessment

Industries, investors and regulators worldwide need reliable assessments of potential project impacts and effective mitigation plans that are developed by integrated teams of international and host-country experts.

Stakeholder Engagement & Social Performance

Successful project development increasingly depends on managing business and reputational risks related to stakeholder concerns and building partnerships with host communities.

Environmental & Social Due Diligence Assessment

Clear and reliable assessments of integrated social and environmental risks are critical to maintaining the integrity of projects, operations and corporate reputations.

ESG Strategy & Organizational Change

Our staff members have led teams in performing Environmental, Health, Safety, and Social (ESG) strategy and organizational change programs for energy companies worldwide.

Capacity Building / Training

On-going capacity assessment and building is critical to keep up with fast-evolving best practices and challenges in social and environmental performance.

S-Trendcasting™ – Planning for the Unforeseen

We deploy 30 years of experience in social risk management to facilitate a tailored (half-day to two-day) workshop building early warning systems.

S-Team On Demand CSR Talent

Allows companies to fill critical gaps for assuring uninterrupted performance assurance or achieving new initiatives with qualified, independent and trusted social performance experts.

Acorn International

1801 Main St, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77002, USA

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+1 832-900-3997

info@acornintllc.com

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