FARGO, ND (USA) 20 SEPTEMBER 2011 -- The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is accepting nominations for its 2012 awards. The winners will be recognized at IAIA’s 32nd annual conference in Porto, Portugal, 27 May – 1 June 2012. A brief description of each award is below. Additional award information and an online submission form can be found at http://iaia.org/iaia-awards.aspx
. More detailed criteria are available when you click “Submit a nomination.” Nominations are due 15 October 2011. You need not be an IAIA member in order to make a nomination.
Global Environment Award: The IAIA Global Environment Award is awarded to a leading individual or institution that has made a substantial contribution to the practice of environmental assessment, management or policy at a global scale, or has otherwise made a major contribution to promote environmental sustainability or environmental justice.
Corporate Initiative Award: This IAIA award for a corporate initiative is 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.
Institutional Award: The Institutional Award is 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.
Regional Award: The Regional Award is 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.
Individual Award: The Individual Award acknowledges personal contributions to the discipline of impact assessment. It recognizes major achievement and advancement in the theory and/or practice over a period of time at an international level. It is intended to be a mid-career award.
About IAIA: The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) was organized in 1980 to bring together researchers, practitioners, and users of various types of impact assessment from all parts of the world. For 32 years, IAIA has been holding international conferences to promote best practices in impact assessment. IAIA involves people from many disciplines and professions. Its members include corporate planners and managers, public interest advocates, government planners and administrators, private consultants and policy analysts, university college teachers and students. IAIA has members from over 120 nations.
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