The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson Involuntary resettlement is one of the highest social risks when it comes to project sustainability. Put yourselves in the shoes of a villager or an entire community that needs to move from their current homes because a road will be built right through their location. … [Read more...] about Involuntary resettlement basics: Listen to others before you act!
E G Fredrik Lindblom is a Senior Social Specialist with the Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit of the IDB since May 2017. He has more than 25 years of experience managing social projects in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Europe. Fredrik worked with the UN for more than 10 years managing institutional building projects as well as refugee, resettlement and emergency operations and continued to work with land titling, social infrastructure, capacity building and community development for indigenous autonomous regions and territories in Nicaragua and Bolivia implementing WB and ILO policies. From 2008 until he joined the IDB, Fredrik worked for rePlan and successfully led the implementation of sustainability and safeguard policies, especially IFC Performance Standards, in private sector natural resources and energy projects.