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Social Impact Assessment e-learning programme

Community Insights Group and the University of Strathclyde are pleased to offer a new SIA e-learning programme. The 8-week course will build your practical knowledge in conducting SIA that conforms to IAIA’s International Principles for IA and Guidance for SIA, the ...

Upcoming Courses

CIG is proud to announce the follow upcoming courses: Social Impact Assessment e-learning programme, 3 September 2018. For more information click here. Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability, Groningen, The Netherlands, 12-23 November 2018. For more information click here  

Gender Impact Assessment to come to Energy Projects in all 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

On August 31st Community Insights Group (CIG) hosted a luncheon with leading professionals and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leaders in Denmark to present and discuss the Regional Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects, recently validated and adopted in ECOWAS. ...

Strathclyde students win a design award

Great news from our academic partner the University of Strathclyde.  A group of engineering students taught by CIG director won the Grand Final of Engineers without Borders Engineering for People Design Challenge against groups from 25 universities.   The team’s ...

‘Communities have to decide’: CIG Director takes part in the indigenous groups event in Northern Quebec

Read about the event organized by Indigenous Peoples Section of the IAIA on the CBC NEWS site. Current IAIA President and CIG Director Ana Maria Esteves and delegates from Mongolia, Sweden, Nigeria, Brazil, Chile, and other countries have come to ...

New Local Content Guidance – IPIECA

The global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues (IPIECA) published the second edition of the local content guidance document for the oil and gas industry developed by CIG in collaboration with Evelyn Dietsche. The guidance ...

New IAIA Social Impact Assessment Guidance

CIG contributed to the new IAIA Social Impact Assessment Guidance Document. The document seeks to provide advice on good practice in the undertaking and appraisal of SIAs and the adaptive management of projects to address the social issues. It ...

Ana Maria Esteves – IAIA President 2016-2017

CIG Director Ana Maria Esteves is the elected President of the International Association of Impact Assessment (iaia.org) for 2016-2017. The official duties started during the IAIA16 conference Resilience and Sustainability at Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, 11-14 May 2016. The International Association ...

IADB Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism – verification mission to an informal settlement development project in Brazil

CIG Consultant Philippe Hanna is an expert on the roster of the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism. In July/August 2016 he undertook a mission to São José dos Campos Urban Structuring Project as part ...