|Project Title:||Repository of completed IA Projects – feasibility study|
|Summary of project:||
We will study and report on the feasibility of developing a searchable repository of completed public impact assessments.
|Project Supervisor:||Martin Haefele|
Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board
Suite 203 – 309 Strickland Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2J9
|Application closing date:||3 March|
|Section, committee, etc.:||Publications Committee|
|Estimated time required to comoplete the project:||30-50 hours|
It would be useful for IAIA members to have access to a repository of completed IAs that they could use for learning and reference. This would be a large undertaking. We will explore the feasibility and utility of developing this repository.
|Description of tasks:||
Working with the Project Supervisor, put together an initial ‘Concept Note’ for what this repository would comprise. This will include: identifying similar existing repositories; identifying whether the IAIA has attempted this previously; identifying the parameters that would need to be searchable (e.g., language, location, type of project it was conducted on, issues included in the IA); and writing up a brief description of what we think an IAIA repository could be and what the ‘value proposition’ is.
Conduct research with a small number (10-12) IAIA members from different backgrounds to understand whether this concept has utility for members. Document the research findings.
Draw up a written summary describing the conclusion on whether or not to proceed with this project. If the recommendation is to proceed, develop a plan for how to proceed.
Please note that this project does not involve actually developing the repository – it is a feasibility study only. Developing the repository would comprise a separate project.
|Skills required by applicant:||
Familiarity with integrated assessments;
Familiarity with the regulatory IA process;
High skill level with Microsoft Word and Excel;
Reliable access to a computer and the internet;
High degree of skill in searching for information online;
Strong attention to detail;
Fluency in English;
Strong writing skills.