Health Impact Assessment and Special Economic Zones

17 October 2017

Managing health risks in development projects in Special Economic Zones can be challenging. Find out how ADB does it in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Janis Shandro will share professional experience in Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and managing community health and safety risks in a special economic zone (SEZ) within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Janis will also introduce new work initiated by the ADB on developing an HIA framework and country specific guidelines for SEZ’s in the GMS especially those located on the borders with transboundary health issues on the communities, workers, and mobile and migrant populations. 

Dr. Janis Shandro, ADB Health Impact Assessment Expert Consultant, has a co-disciplined PhD in engineering and population health. For the last decade her work and research has focused on identifying and managing community health and safety risks associated with large-scale development projects and industrial incidents globally. Prior to joining ADB as a consultant, she led community health and safety assessments, management and investments for one of Viet Nam’s largest infrastructure projects in a special economic zone. 

ADB Organizer: 
Health Sector Group
Event Coordinator: 
Governance and Public Sector Management
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