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 Strategic Environmental Focus (Pty) Ltd  Company: Strategic Environmental Focus (Pty) Ltd
Region: Africa
Region of Speciality: Africa
Strategic Environmental Focus (SEF) is one of Africa's largest multi-disciplinary consultancies, offering pro-active sustainable development solutions to private and public sector clients. SEF offers an integrated services approach in the management of natural, built and social environments.


Dr Fardin Alikhah Company: Guilan University
Region: Other Countries
Region of Speciality: Other Countries
Fardin began social impact assessment since 2001. In addition teaching urban issues at the University as well as holding workshops on SIA, he works as a practitioner in this area. Fardin has experiences in social impact assessment of urban projects such as transportation and leisure facilities such as parks. He also has experience in the field of social impacts of dams. In this regard, his latest project was Shatoot Storage Dam in Afghanistan.


Dr Ilse  Aucamp Company: Equispectives
Region: Africa
Region of Speciality: Africa
Ilse Aucamp is a SIA practitioner based in Southern Africa. Her passion is working with grassroots communities and giving them a voice in development processes. She would like the profession to move beyond SIA towards social development.


Mr James Baines Company: Taylor Baines & Associates
Region: Oceania
Region of Speciality: Asia,Oceania
24 years experience as a social/environmental analyst, peer reviewer and trainer, involved in capacity building, in New Zealand and internationally, specialising in social impact assessment and integrated assessment. Experienced in cross-cultural settings.


Dr Neville Bews Company: Dr Neville Bews & Associates
Region: Africa
Region of Speciality: Africa
Neville consults in the field of Social Impact Assessments and has worked on a number of large infrastructure projects. Amongst others these include the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, the N2 Wild Coast Toll Highway, Eskom’s Nuclear 1 Power Plant; the Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) Water Augmentation Project and various mining projects. Neville also regularly lectures at both the Universities of Pretoria and Johannesburg and is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Sociological Research, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg.


Professor Harvinder Singh  Bhatti Company: University Institute of Impact Assessment (UIIA)
Region: Asia
Region of Speciality: Asia
Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, PU Patiala, Director, Centre for Census Studies and Research, PU Patiala, Director, University Institute of Impact Assessment, PU Patiala, Doctoral work in Sociology of Religion/ Folk Religion Teaching: Social Impact Assessment, Sociology of Development and Environmental Sociology.


Dr Marco Brusati Company: Università Cattaneo - LIUC
Region: Europe
Region of Speciality: South America,Europe,Africa,Asia
Dr. Marco Brusati, economist, is a research fellow focused on sustainable economy for local development. As research coordinator, he has been dealing with applied research projects through which he conducts socio-economic analysis of local communities and industries for sustainable planning. Dr. Brusati has acquired experience also in ethnographic research methods in different contexts in Italy as well abroad (Himalayas, Caucasus, Andes, Central Asia and Africa). Main skills: economic, social and environmental studies, ethnographic research; teaching/training materials development and delivery; scientific projects management.


Professor Rabel Burdge Company: Western Washington University
Region: North America
Region of Speciality: North America,Europe,Oceania
Do SIA training for sponsoring organizations at their venue. Review terms of reference for SIA's and provide direction on how to measure social impact assessment variables. Comment and prepare social impact assessment agreements.


Ms Liezl Coetzee Company: Southern Hemisphere Consultants
Region: Africa
Region of Speciality: Africa
I have 10+ years experience in conducting social impact assessments and related social research (including resettlement planning, as well as monitoring & evaluation). This has mostly been in Africa, and more recently also Papua New Guinea. Work has spanned extractive, governmental, conservation, and social development agencies. I'm skilled at qualitative & quantitative data gathering, analysis, and report writing.


Ms Ruth Davies Company: Akin Planning
Region: Oceania
Region of Speciality: Oceania
Ruth Davies is a highly experienced Social Planner. She has over fourteen years’ experience in social planning and social impact assessments and strong community consultation skills. She has worked in the sectors of urban development, transport, tourism, state and local government, water, mining and major infrastructure development.


Dr Jeroen De Zeeuw Company: Timu - Community Development Associates
Region: Africa
Region of Speciality: Africa,Asia
Jeroen is a social development specialist with more than 15 years experience in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Jeroen enjoys co-creating opportunities for constructive dialogue between local communities, governments and private sector companies, and 'getting things done' in challenging, often remote environments. He is a team-player and bridge-builder who likes leading or advising diverse, multi-disciplinary teams.


Dr Ana Maria Esteves Company: Community Insights Pty Ltd
Region: Europe
Region of Speciality: South America,Europe,Africa,Oceania
Ana Maria is director of Community Insights Pty Ltd. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow with the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Melbourne and associate with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland. Ana Maria is currently Section Chair of the Social Impact Assessment Section of the International Association of Impact Assessment.


Ms Yvette Evers Company: Community Insights Group
Region: Europe
Region of Speciality: North America,Europe,Africa,Asia
Yvette Evers is Director of the consultancy firm Social Impact Associates, Web Coordinator for SIAHub, Associate with Community Insights Group, and Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (University of Geneva). Yvette specialises in the areas of community development and local economic development, participatory approaches, responsible tourism, sustainability auditing for hotels and cruise ships, and social impact assessment (SIA).


Dr Mohammad Fazeli Company: University of Mazandaran, Iran
Region: Asia
Region of Speciality: Other Countries
I am a sociologist and my most notable experiences are working as a practitioner in SIA of oil and gas projects. I have also worked in the field of dam construction and agricultural projects. I am also the writer of the first social impact assessment book in Persian, published in 2010.


Ms Walquiria Felizardo Company: Community Insights Group
Region: Europe
Region of Speciality: South America,Europe,Africa
Walquiria has a background in international development and project management. As an Associate at Community Insights Group, she developed training materials and taught a course on social investments, and provided research and data analysis services for social due diligence and local content projects. She has proven adaptability and creativity in multi-cultural environments and is a native Portuguese speaker, fluent in English and Spanish and speaks some French.


Mr Gerard Fitzgerald Company: Fitzgerald Applied Sociology
Region: Oceania
Region of Speciality: Asia,Oceania


Ms Claire Forbes Company: Isles Consultancy
Region: Oceania
Region of Speciality: Oceania
Claire is a social performance and stakeholder engagement specialist with experience spanning both international development and extractive industries sectors, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. She has delivered projects to international standards and regularly advises on safeguard compliance for financial institutions and lenders.


Dr Daniel  Franks Company: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Region: Oceania
Region of Speciality: South America,Oceania
Dr Daniel Franks is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility of Mining, University of Queensland. He is Co-Chair for Social Impact Assessment at the International Association for Impact Assessment. He has 12 years of experience working in social and geoscience roles within government, industry and universities.


Dr Philippe Hanna Company: Royal HaskoningDHV
Region: Europe
Region of Speciality: North America,South America,Europe,Africa,Asia
Social and environmental practitioner with over 12 years of experience amongst the energy sector, extractive industries, consultancy, NGOs and scientific research. Skilled in environmental licensing procedures, impact assessment; resettlement plans, stakeholder engagement, International Financial Institutions compliance due-diligence, IFC Performance Standards and GRI Indicators. Specialist in corporate social responsibility, human rights, risk management, grievance mechanisms and Indigenous peoples.


Ms Rajveer kaur Company: punjabi university,patiala
Region: Asia
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Ms Danielle Martin Company: DMC
Region: Oceania
Region of Speciality: Asia,Oceania
Danielle Martin is the Director of DMC, an independent consultancy firm specialising in strategic social performance, stakeholder engagement and communications management. Danielle has almost 20 years experience in the resources sector, managing complex social and stakeholder situations for large-scale infrastructure projects. Danielle specialises in the development and implementation of social performance management, community engagement, government liaison, strategic communications (risk) management and auditing. She has worked with diverse stakeholder groups and communities across Australia and internationally, in developing and developed countries, in culturally complex and challenging operating environments. Her experience includes social performance management within the mining and oil and gas sectors across Australasia and the Pacific, North America, Europe and the Middle East. She has held senior advisory positions with international mining and petroleum companies. Find out more at:


Mrs Maryam NajibiRabiei Company: MahabGhodss Consulting Engineering Company
Region: Other Countries
Region of Speciality: Other Countries


Dr Soleyman Pakseresht Company: Bu Ali Sina University
Region: Asia
Region of Speciality: Other Countries
Soleiman is assistant professor of sociology in Bu-Ali Sina University. He consults and trains in the field of social impact assessment and social sustainability assessment. Soleiman has good experiences in doing SIA of water resource management and urban projects. Recently he has managed a social impact assessment study in the field of urban regeneration in Tehran. Soleiman holds PhD in sociology from Tarbiat Modarres University in Iran.


Mr Frank Reimann Company: Community Insights Group
Region: Asia
Region of Speciality: Europe,Africa,Asia,Oceania


Mr Amritpal Singh Company: UIIA
Region: Asia
Region of Speciality: Asia


Ms Maura Talbot Company: CES - Environmental and Social Advisory Services
Region: Africa
Region of Speciality: Africa
Currently principal socio-economic consultant with CES ( in South Africa. Degrees: MA (Human Geography), BA Hon (Human Geography, Economics). Expertise: EIAs, SIAs, Economic IA, SEA, baseline surveys, Stakeholder Engagement, Resettlement Action Plans, M&E, and Policy Research - industry certification, environmental, catchment management, rural land use, CBMRN, land reform.


Professor Frank Vanclay Company: University of Groningen
Region: Europe
Region of Speciality: Europe,Oceania
Prof Frank Vanclay is the Professor of Cultural Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Previously located in Australia, Frank specialises in the areas of social impact assessment, and social aspects of agriculture, farming and natural resource management.

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