International Association for Impact Assessment

Awards

IAIA Annual Awards

2020 IAIA AWARDS

Nominations for the 2020 awards were are invited through September 2019. Due to the rescheduling of IAIA20, these awards will be presented at IAIA21 and the winners will be announced soon. View the 2019 IAIA Award winners below.

  • Global Award    Presented to a leading individual or institution that has made a substantial contribution to impact assessment practice, management, or policy at a global scale.
  • Corporate Initiative Award   Presented to a private or public sector company for a specific activity or project that has made a notable contribution to responsible development practice through the application of impact assessment.
  • Individual Award  Acknowledges personal contributions to the discipline of impact assessment and recognizes major achievement and advancement in the theory and/or practice over a period of time at an international level.
  • Institutional Award   Presented to a national or international organization for outstanding contribution to impact assessment, such as a significant contribution to the practice of impact assessment, setting regulatory standards, or other environment-related activity deserving recognition.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award   Previously known as the Rose-Hulman Award. Awarded to a past or present member of IAIA for major contribution to the field of impact assessment over a sustained period. [Note that this is the only award for which IAIA membership is required.]
  • Regional Award   Awarded to a person or organization that has made a substantial contribution to the field of impact assessment and/or has taken a leadership role in promoting best practice in impact assessment within the general world region of the location of the conference for the year.
  • *NEW* Youth Award   Acknowledges a distinguished young IAIA member under the age of 35 with outstanding achievements in the impact assessment field. [Recipient must be an IAIA member.]

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2016 IAIA AWARDS

Review the categories below and submit a nomination by 10 September 2015. Winners will be announced at IAIA's annual conference in May 2016 in Nagoya, Japan.

2019 Award Winners

IAIA is pleased to recognize its 2019 award winners. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the Awards Committee to consider.

See past IAIA award recipients

 

Arctic Council
Arctic Council

Global Award
The Arctic Council was chosen to receive the Global Award for promoting cooperation and coordination on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

Asha Rajvanshi
Asha Rajvanshi

Lifetime Achievement Award
Asha Rajvanshi receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for her sustained and significant contributions to biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment as a dedicated trainer, governmental advisor, author, and practitioner.

Japan International Cooperation Agency
Japan International Cooperation Agency

Institutional Award
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was chosen to receive the Institutional Award for its effective environmental and social consideration guidelines and safeguard policies.

Lori Anna Conzo
Lori Anna Conzo

Individual Award
Lori Anna Conzo was selected for the Individual Award for her ongoing contributions to the field of biodiversity risk management, where her collaborative, inclusive efforts have brought together different sectors and spheres encouraging consistency and good practice.

Environmental Protection Authority, Western Australia
Environmental Protection Authority, Western Australia

Regional Award
The Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was selected as the recipient of the Regional Award for its sustained contributions to good practice in impact assessment in Australia, visible through its pro-active and pioneering work in developing policy and guidance material.

Ana Maria Esteves
Ana Maria Esteves

Outstanding Service to IAIA
The Outstanding Service to IAIA Award is presented to Ana Maria Esteves for her contributions and commitment to IAIA, displayed through her two terms on the Board, her leadership on the Resettlement Symposium in South Africa, and her championing of multiple IAIA initiatives.

Jillian Ash
Jillian Ash

Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship
Jillian Ash (Australia) was selected as the recipient of this year’s Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship. Jillian is a practitioner with GHD’s Engagement, Communication and Communities Global Service Line and the Social Impact Assessment technical discipline.

Cathy Baldwin and Patrick Rawstorne
Cathy Baldwin and Patrick Rawstorne

Best Paper of 2019
Public understanding of risk in health impact assessment: a psychosocial approach. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal Volume 37, 2019 - Issue 5

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