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SIAhub is an internet portal where the global SIA community of practice can network, access resources, share ideas and promote good practice.

‘Social Impact Assessment (SIA) includes the processes of analysing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions. Its primary purpose is to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment.’ International Principles for Social Impact Assessment


Costa Rica is obliged to consult with Indigenous peoples on any project that might affect their territories (in Spanish)

12 March 2018
Costa Rica, South America

The mechanism has its origin in recommendations from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples.

Sector-Wide Impact Assessment of Myanmar’s Mining Sector

12 March 2018
Myanmar, Asia

The Mining SWIA, developed by MCRB and DIHR, is intended to encourage a switch to responsible mining in Myanmar.

IAIA18, “Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition,” will be held 16-19 May 2018

09 March 2018
Durban, South Africa., Africa

IAIA18, “Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition,” will be held 16-19 May 2018 in Durban, South Africa. For more information, visit the conference web site#iaia18

The preliminary program is available. Download it today to see an overview of the technical program, details on training courses and technical visits, special meetings and networking activities, and more!

Registration is open until 20 April at http://conferences.iaia.org/2018/registration.php


Program Manager-Environment & Social Risk Management (IFC)

08 January 2018
Accra /Dakar, Africa
IFC’s CES department in collaboration with the F&M Practice Group for CAF have commenced implementation of the Environmental and Social Risk Management Program (ESRM) in Sub-Sahara Africa and seeks to employ a Program Manager. ESRM is a phased 3-year program that will support the enabling environment and build market capacity for improved E&S performance of FIs and their clients working with local partner organizations in selected countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana. Through direct engagement with the regulator and other institutions driving standards at the market level, the program aims to influence E&S policy/regulatory change. In parallel, the program will focus on building capacity of financial institutions and local consultants, who will service the needs of FIs in Africa to improve E&S performance.
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