The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting a workshop to raise the environmental and social awareness of the local consultants in Morocco’s Rabat on 18-22 July.
The workshop, organised by the Environmental Resource Management, will focus on environmental health and safety standards good industry practices in Morocco and EBRD’s environmental and social policy and performance requirements.
The Bank is accepting letters of interest from Environmental, Health & Safety and Social (EHSS) local Moroccan consultants who are interested in participating in the workshop.
The objectives of the workshop will be the following:
•Enable local EHSS consultants to build upon their current understanding of EBRD’s (and other IFIs) environmental and social policies and procedures;
•Share knowledge and experience of good industry practices in terms of EHSS due diligence, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and EHSS management;
•Increase the number of local consultants who can conduct environmental and social due diligence, including monitoring assignments, on behalf of the EBRD (and other IFIs); and,
•Develop consulting business skills within the EHSS services sub-sector, such as proposal writing, marketing and identifying business risks.
The workshop will be organised and facilitated by senior international environmental, social and health and safety experts from the Environmental Resource Management
The workshop will be based on distinct yet complementary units over five days:
1.The first day will provide participants with an overview of the EBRD, our mandate and EHSS requirements. The day will also include a module on how to bid for work with the EBRD and an overview of the Bank’s procurement process.
2.Days two to four will have a more technical focus with sessions on environmental, health and safety and social topics commonly encountered in the EBRD projects.
3.The fifth day is planned for the presentation and discussion of real case studies from the EBRD and our clients to demonstrate how the Bank’s policies and procedures are applied at the project level.
While some materials may be made available in French and/or Arabic, the language of the workshop will be English.