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Community Engagement Guidelines for Tanzania

Posted on December 14th, 2018 by Rob Stuart

Rob Stuart and Carrie Oloriz have developed a Community Engagement Guideline to help Tanzanian Local Government Authorities undertake community engagement for numerous Public Private Partnerships they are developing. ┬áThe guideline is a practical, easy to use document, that is regularly being utilized by the local communities. ┬áThe HEG will continue to support the implementation of […]

Five days camping on the Athabasca River with Ft McKay Metis

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by Rob Stuart

Five amazing days on the Athabasca River with Fort McKay Metis collecting information about wildlife, land access, river navigability, family history and use.

Traditional Local Knowledge along the Mekong River

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Rob Stuart

HEG partner Carrie Oloriz spent the month of November 2017 in northern Thailand learning from local fishermen along the Mekong River and exploring the role of local knowledge in managing impacts to local livelihoods caused by hydro dams, irrigation dams and agricultural practices.

Integrated Cultural Impact Assessment Workshop with IFC

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Rob Stuart

Carrie Oloriz and Rob Stuart facilitated a workshop on integrated cultural impact assessment (ICA) with the social performance group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington DC in January 2017. The IFC is interested in applications of the ICA model to help them identify social and cultural risks for vulnerable groups impacted by development […]

HEG Scholarship to Hayley Grier-Stewart

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by Rob Stuart

The HEG has donated scholarships to post-secondary students for the past 10 years, under the Leo W. Bouckhout memorial scholarship at the University of Calgary. This year, we have decided to make our scholarship available to Metis and First Nation Students, no matter which University or College they are attending. Hayley Grier-Stewart, from the Piikani […]

Integrated Cultural Impact Assessment Project – Cultural Impact Assessment

Posted on February 4th, 2016 by Rob Stuart

The HEG is proud to be working with the Fort McKay Metis to develop a Metis specific cultural model. The cultural model will be integrated into an Integrated Cultural Impact Assessment (ICA). The HEG has completed 3 workshops with Fort McKay Metis members over the past 6 months. Using the information and input from the […]

Aboriginal Community Based Environmental Monitoring

Posted on November 7th, 2015 by Rob Stuart

HEG want to thank the 35 Alberta Metis and First Nation communities that contributed their time and knowledge related to community-based environmental monitoring programs. Their input will help Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) improve its understanding of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and achieve its goals for working more closely with Metis and First […]

HEG Continues International Work on Social Due Diligence Assessments

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Rob Stuart

D’Appolonia S.P.A, based in Genoa, Italy has engaged Human Environment Group to conduct a social due diligence assessment of the largest bauxite mine development in Guinea, operated by Guinea Alumina Corporation, a subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium. The project consists of assessing compliance with IFC Performance Standards and the Equator Principles. The HEG is proud […]

HEG at IASC Conference in Edmonton

Posted on June 4th, 2015 by Rob Stuart

HEG partners Carrie and Rob enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and some of the worlds most influential thinkers to discuss the role of Community Based Monitoring in Water Sustainability, Food Security and Social Issues at the 2015 IASC (International Association for the Study of the Commons) in Edmonton in May.

HEG Presenting at IAIA in Italy

Posted on April 7th, 2015 by Rob Stuart

This April, In a session focusing on Cumulative Impact Assessment in Indigenous communities at the International Association of Impact Assessments (IAIA) conference in Florence Italy, Jose Zorrilla will be presenting the Value-based Integrated Cultural Assessment Model