IAP2 Licensed Trainer and Independent Social and Environmental Specialist
Tisha holds an MA in Linguistics and is an independent social and environmental specialist, as well as an internationally certified trainer with over 35 years of experience in social and environmental management. She is also an accredited trainer in public participation with IAP2. Her expertise covers strategic direction of social and environmental permitting for new developments; development and implementation of socio-economic performance programmes to the performance standards of the IFC; social due diligence assessment and risk management; public sensitivity analysis, stakeholder engagement strategy, planning and implementation; design and facilitation of multi-party and multi-country participatory processes; and training in public participation.
Tisha has project managed and acted as project director for numerous environmental and social management aspects related to large projects in developing countries. She has led and directed teams to develop and implement social management plans to the IFC performance standards. She regularly provides training to developers, construction managers and EPCM contractors in the implementation of social management plans. She is the author, co-author or reviewer of more than a dozen guides on public participation, including those of IAP2, and has presented the accredited IAP2 public participation training courses on five continents. She also trains independently in public participation in environmental authorisation processes.
Tisha has worked and trained in the mining, oil and gas, energy, waste management, industrial forestry, chemical and paper manufacturing sectors in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, the UK, Italy, Romania, Canada, the USA, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Singapore, Chile, Peru and Brazil.
Executive Director, Integrated Environmental Management, at Geoflux (Pty) Ltd
Elmah holds an MSc in Environmental Science, as well as a post-graduate Diploma in International Environmental Law. She over 18 years post-graduate experience, with over 12 years spent gaining insight into planning and execution of public participation as part of broader EIA and SEA projects for both government and private sectors in fields such as water development, tourism, commercial, mining, land use, and waste management.
Elmah is a certified Principal Environmental Assessment Practitioner with the Botswana Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association. She is a member of IAP2 Southern Africa and licensed to deliver the IAP2 5-day Certificate Course in Public Participation.
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