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September 2016 enews

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    September 2016 enews

    IAIA September 2016 e-news

    Table of Contents:

    1.  IAIA17 updates
    2.  Save the date: Resettlement & Livelihoods Symposium in Manila
    3.  Final call for awards nominations
    4.  Members in the news: New book on responsible mining 
    5.  Upcoming events

    1.  IAIA17 updates

    IAIA17, “Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change,” will be held 4-7 April 2017 in Montréal, Canada.  For more information, visit the conference website. #iaia17

    Abstracts invited: Paper and poster abstracts for IAIA17 are invited on the conference website under the Submissions menu. Please review the guidelines and policies and then submit your abstract by 31 October 2016. ​

    Student Fee Waiver program:  IAIA is pleased to offer a student fee waiver program for IAIA17.  This program allows up to 10 students a waived conference registration fee in exchange for providing in-kind services for IAIA. Program details and application instructions are posted online.  

    Aashukan call for participants: The Indigenous Peoples Section of IAIA is inviting twenty Indigenous participants from around the world to participate in Aashukan, a two-day exchange hosted by the Crees of Northern Quebec, Canada, in their ancestral homelands of Eeyou Istchee in the Cree community of Waskaganish. Aashukan means “bridge” in eastern Cree. The goal of the event is to create a new conversation that reconciles development and the protection of Indigenous culture and lands. It will seek to build bridges between these two imperatives for the benefit of all. Through solicited financial support from a variety of donors, the group hopes to fully fund the travel and participation of the Indigenous participants. Are you interested in being a part of this exchange, either as a participant or as a sponsor? Visit to download their application form. The application deadline has been extended to 30 September. Questions? Event information and contact details are available at

    2. Save the date: Resettlement & Livelihoods Symposium in Manila

    IAIA, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the University of the Philippines, is excited to announce an upcoming special symposium on Resettlement and Livelihoods to be held 20-22 February 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Check out the first announcement now, and stay tuned for the call for abstracts, preliminary program, and more to be posted in the coming weeks. ​

    3. Final call for award nominations

    There’s still time to submit an awards nomination! The deadline has been extended to 18 September. ​

    Do you know a colleague, client, or institution that deserves an award? Help us recognize excellence and achievement in impact assessment by submitting a nomination for the 2017 IAIA Awards! Making a nomination is easy (and it is not necessary to be an IAIA member to do so) -- just visit by 18 September. Winners will be recognized at IAIA's annual conference in April 2017 in Montréal, Canada.​

    • IAIA Global Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award  
    • Corporate Initiative Award  
    • Institutional Award   
    • Regional Award  
    • Individual Award 

    4. Members in the news: New book on responsible mining

    IAIA member and Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management Section chair Sara Bice has a new book out. Responsible Mining: Key Principles for Industry Integrity presents a framework for the 21st century mining industry, based on holistic assessment, community-based agreement making, appropriate boundaries, good governance, and ethical decision-making. Many IAIA experts donated their time, expertise, and ideas to help shape the book. Sample the first chapter here, or use the discount code here to get 20% off your copy.

    5. Upcoming events

    IAIA Affiliate KSEIA in Korea will be holding their autumn meeting from 20-22 October. The theme will be “Global Collaboration in Addressing Climate Change.” Visit for more details.

    OAIA2016, a conference hosted by IAIA’s affiliate in Ontario, Canada, will be held 25-26 October at the University of Toronto. This year’s theme is “Environmental Assessment: Time to hit the reset button.” For details, visit

    Early bird rates are available through 23 September for the next IMPACT Health Impact Assessment course in Liverpool, UK, from 7-11 November. For further information, contact or visit (Submitted by Hilary Dreaves, 


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