Social impact studies sought for teaching purposes
Upcoming Branch, Affiliate, and Associated Organization events
1. IAIA19 information IAIA19 will be held 29 April â€“ 2 May 2019 in Brisbane, Australia, with training courses and technical visits planned for 27-28 April and 3-5 May. #iaia19 The preliminary program and registration informationare available online. Registration is open through 5 April. 12training courses are being offered 27-28 April. Please register early! Courses will be cancelled if they do not reach the minimum number of paid participants by 1 March 2019. After 1 March, registrations will be accepted subject to availability and receipt of payment up until the 5 April 2019 final registration deadline. Why is Brisbane talking about revolution? The IAIA19 Organizing Committee invites you to read their article, â€œEvolution or revolution: Whatâ€™s next for impact assessment?â€ in IAIAâ€™s journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, at www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14615517.2018.1516846. This article is free for anyone to access through 30 June 2019.
Thank you to the following organizations who have already committed to sponsor IAIA19: Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing, ExxonMobil PNG Limited, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, NORAD, Cardno, Oceana Gold, and Chiba University of Commerce, and Prizma, LLC.2. IAIA to co-sponsor CSIRO workshop IAIA, together with CSIRO (Australia) and ITAS (Germany)will be co-sponsoring a SCIRO workshop, â€œAssessing the impacts of disruptive technologies,â€ in Brisbane on 3 May. This workshop for targeted invitees will bring together members of the Australian research community and global research communities working in the domains of impact assessment, technology assessment, and responsible innovation to exchange knowledge and grapple with the challenges related to assessing the impacts, risk, and opportunities of novel and disruptive technologies. The workshop will focus on knowledge exchange with a view to identifying future collaborative projects in this rapidly evolving field. Invitees will include international colleagues from IAIA, the Institute of Technology Assessment and System Analysis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), the Research Council of Norway, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (Ministry of Science and Technology, China). For more information, contactJiri Dusik. 3. Call for conference hosts: Bids due 15 April Are you interested in hosting a future IAIA annual conference in your country? IAIA is now accepting bids to host IAIA21 and IAIA22. The Board evaluates many factors including location; proposed theme in relation to the IAIA mission, vision and values; quality of the proposal; and potential financial outcome.
Contact Jennifer Howell at IAIA HQ to express your interest and receive information on preparing an effective proposal. Bids for IAIA21 are due 15 April 2019. 4. Resource available: Colombia A preliminary draft of the Country Systems Report on Environmental Licensing and Enforcement in Colombia has been released. The document is the latest in a series of country-specific reports which can be accessed on the INECE website. The reports are intended to serve as a resource for practitioners involved in strengthening the capacity of environmental regulatory systems to secure environmental and social outcomes that advance national development objectives. Ë— Submitted by Gunnar Baldwin 5. Social impact studies sought for teaching purposes Prof. Sango Mahanty, a colleague of IAIA member Sara Bice, teaches a graduate-level course on social impact assessment at The Australian National University Crawford School of Public Policy. Sango has recently been updating her course material in order to provide the students with the very best/current information. She is looking for â€œlivingâ€ case studies and reports, in particular, documents that address one or more of the following:
Safeguards related to involuntary resettlement.
Safeguards related to indigenous peoples.
Major infrastructure developments (e.g. dams, railways, roads...)