On October 12, 2018, the Kwazulu (KZN) branch of the International Association for Impact Assessment South Africa (IAIAsa) will be hosting a one-day conference in Durban, South Africa.
This mini-conference gives KZN members, and others who could not attend the full IAIA18 event in May, an opportunity to hear some of the presentations and outcomes.
According to the IAIA, an Impact assessment can be simply defined as, “the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action”.
Organizations that can effectively measure changes brought about by its activities, have a competitive advantage, as they can reduce unwanted events and improve efficiencies.
The event will start with an opening address from, IAIAsa’s Incoming President, Sabelo Nkosi. The Key Note will be hosted by Marla Orenstein, an International Past President. It promises to be a rapid tour of emerging technologies and Impact Assessment.The proposed agenda for the day comprises six sessions:
Within session three, Robin Bolton – an expert in social and environmental sustainability- will be presenting a session entitled, “Managing Social Risks: The engagement process”. Robin will explore the expectations and views of indigenous communities versus corporates regarding engagements pre-, during, and post-projects.
Robin is currently the Executive Head of Sustainability at IsoMetrix, a global GRC software solution provider. His role involves assisting IsoMetrix with enhancing their integrated sustainability suite of solutions, system implementation as well as providing thought leadership on social and environmental sustainability. He is an environmental specialist and before joining IsoMetrix worked for 17 years as a consultant to the mining, oil and gas and infrastructure industries across Africa and the Middle East.
IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessments. It supports its members in the development of policies, programs, plans and projects.
For more information about IAIA and future events, visit their website www.iaia.org (international) for South Africa the website is www.iaiasa.co.za
Late registration for the 12th will still be accepted – contact Danielle Sanderson on 072 259 8319