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Call for IAIA17 Training Course Proposals


For full course details, registration instructions, and more, download:
IAIA18 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM  (see pages 9-15)

IAIA training courses will be held 14-15 May 2018 at the Durban International Convention Center. Separate registration fees apply, and pre-registration is required. 

Not able to attend IAIA18 but still want to take a course?  Not a problem!  A small additional registration fee will apply; see the PDF registration form for details.  

Please register early! Courses will be cancelled if they do not reach the minimum number of paid participants by 15 March 2018.   After 15 March, registrations will be accepted subject to availability and receipt of payment up until the 20 April 2018 final registration deadline. In consideration of the trainers and their need to prepare appropriate quantities of course materials, registrants may not change courses after 20 April 2018.

A limited number of free training course registrations are available to full time student participants of IAIA18, once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. For details please go to


List of Courses

  1. Public participation in impact assessment – effective communications and engagement approaches and techniques (14 May; US$275)
  2. Undertaking Inclusive Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons: Non-Discrimination, Participation, Accessibility, and Risk Mitigation (15 May; US$275)
  3. Using Organized Reasoning to Improve Environmental Impact Assessment (14-15 May; US$475)
  4. Multilevel Approach for Biodiversity Friendly Infrastructure (14-15 May; US$475)
  5. Strategic thinking in SEA/IA for Sustainability (ST4S) – thinking outside the box (14-15 May; US$475)
  6. Cancelled - How to Maximise the Value and Effect of Social Impact Assessment (SIA) within Societies in Transition (14-15 May; US$475)
  7. Human Rights and Impact Assessment (14-15 May; US$475)
  8. Cancelled - Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Transportation Sector for Connecting People and Nature (14-15 May; US$475)
  9. Resettlement as part of Impact Assessment (14-15 May; US$475)
  10. Cancelled - Quality Assurance in EIA: Guide and Review (14-15 May; US$475)
  11. Cancelled - State of the Art Sustainability Assessment (14-15 May; US$475)
  12. Cumulative Effects Assessment (14-15 May; US$475)


If the training course for which you have registered does not meet the minimum number by 15 March 2018, IAIA HQ will notify you and provide refund information or offer to transfer you to another course.  Course registration after 15 March is possible but is subject to availability and receipt of payment. Registration closes 20 April 2018, and courses cannot be changed after that date.

If you must cancel, your course registration fee will be refunded minus a US$125 administration fee and contingent upon a written notice of cancellation received in HQ by 20 April 2018. After 20 April, no refunds will be issued for cancellations or no shows.