IAIA Awards are given annually in the following categories. Nominations for the 2024 Awards are invited through 15 September 2023. View previous award winners below.
Global Award Presented to a leading individual or institution that has made a substantial contribution to impact assessment practice, management, or policy at a global scale.
Corporate Initiative Award 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.
Individual AwardAcknowledges personal contributions to the discipline of impact assessment and recognizes major achievement and advancement in the theory and/or practice over a period of time at an international level.
Institutional Award 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.
Lifetime Achievement Award Previously known as the Rose-Hulman Award. Awarded to a past or present member of IAIA for major contribution to the field of impact assessment over a sustained period. [Recipient Must be an IAIA Member]
Regional Award 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.
Young Professionals Award Acknowledges a distinguished young IAIA member under the age of 35 with outstanding achievements in the impact assessment field. [Recipient must be an IAIA member]
2023 Award Winners
IAIA is pleased to recognize and congratulate its 2023 award winners. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the Awards Committee to consider.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded to Peter Tarr for his exemplary leadership and capacity building in IA for the southern African region, his work with the Southern African Institute of Environmental Assessment (SAIEA,) and the developing world since 2000. He and SAIEA have become a model of capacity building, training, IA reviews and guidance and networking that is unparalleled in the developing world.
Carlos Perez Brito
Carlos Perez-Brito is being presented the Individual Award for his work in leading numerous cutting-edge best practices and high-profile events to mainstream Social Impact Assessment in East Asia and the Pacific and previously in the Latin American Region.
European Investment Bank
Awarded to the European Investment Bank for its Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework. The framework updates the EIB's ten existing standards and adds an eleventh standard, encouraging financial institutions intermediaries to also assess the environmental and social effects of the projects they finance.
Muturi (Teddy) Kamau
Presented to Muturi (Teddy) Kamau for the tireless work that he has done to help organize, facilitate and steer engagement meetings on IA reforms in Kenya and for continuing to build capacity at the grassroots level.
Dr Jong-Gwan Jung was selected for the Regional Award in recognition of his time with the IAIA Board, his role in leading the IAIA Korean Affiliate (Korean Society of Environmental Impact Assessment) and in broadening the regional network of impact assessment across all of Asia.
Outstanding Service to IAIA
Behzad Raissiyan is recognized for the Outstanding Service to IAIA Award. He is a long-time member and participant at every annual conference since 2010, often overcoming incredible obstacles just to attend. Behzad has also served as chair and member of the TPDC, as member of the Board Nominations Committee, as a friend to IAIA HQ, and occasionally as conference help to HQ.
Jiří Dusík and Alan Bond
Best Paper of 2022
“Environmental assessments and sustainable finance frameworks: will the EU Taxonomy change the mindset over the contribution of EIA to sustainable development?” IAPA 40(1-2) 90-98