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Environmental and Social Sustainability Assessment and Management (ESAM)

School of Environment Resources and Development | Department of Development and Sustainability

As the latest viral pandemic (COVID) shows, our relations with the Environment are not healthy and sustainable ones. Neither at ecological, nor at social levels. This is obvious in our development projects and personal encounters with all things natural.

This unique program aims at changing this situation. It builds capacity for project and organizational professionals in management of the Environmental and Social Sustainability Assessment and Management (ESAM)/Environmental Management System (EMS). We follow international principles and standards relevant to the local context. ESAM is based on an integrated assessment of projects, programs and policy initiatives. It also covers measurement and monitoring management tools contributing to improving the ESAM implementation.

The program provides necessary experience in specific impact assessments (e.g. EIA and SIA, Social Impact Assessment) for building new infrastructure, as well as sustainability management (e.g. Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR and Environmental Management Plan, EMP).


  • Sustainability Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental and Social Sustainability
  • International Principle and Standard
  • Impact Assessment
  • Assessment and Management
  • Ecosystem Conservation
  • Environmental Quality Management
  • Project Planning
  • Stakeholders Engagement


  • Principles, System and Process of Environmental and Social Sustainability, Assessment and Management
  • Environmental Quality Management
  • Ecosystem Conservation and Natural Resources Management
  • Governance, Decentralization and Institutions


  • Project Planning and Management
  • Impact Assessment and Monitoring Techniques
  • Community Based Environmental and Resources Management
  • Spatial Techniques for Environmental Assessment
  • Risk Assessment and Management for Development Projects
  • Stakeholders Engagement and Public Participation
  • Environmental and Social Sustainability Management Plan


  • Hands-on Project