Community Insights Group and the Danish Institute for Human Rights are offering a 2-day masterclass on integrating human rights into impact assessment.

Registration  is open for May 14-15 as a part of  the IAIA 2018 conference in Durban, South Africa.  More information here.


This intermediate level master class outlines the human rights issues associated with large projects (with an emphasis on the extractive industries) and provides participants with practical ways to operationalize the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as established in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were developed by Prof John Ruggie (who received the IAIA 2014 Global Environment Award).  Communities living in conflict, post-conflict countries, and areas affected or recovering from natural and industrial disasters as well as climate change impacts are often exposed to violations of their human rights, which affects the magnitude of the impacts received and the possibility of recovering from the crisis and compromises a socially sustainable future.

The course seeks to bring human rights issues into the impact assessment field of practice and, by using integrated impact assessment methods, will provide an effective way to identify the human rights issues of projects and the scenarios where projects are developed.



If you have any questions about the masterclass, please do not hesitate to contact Gabriela Factor at