20 April 2010

UNSW Receives International Association for Impact Assessment 2010 Instititonal Award

The Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) has received the International Association for Impact Assessment's 2010 Institutional Award. The award recognises CHETRE's "outstanding commitment to health impact assessment capacity building"

CHETRE is part of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of New South Wales. CHETRE is only the second health-focused institution to receive the award (the Thai Health Systems Research Institute received it in 2005) and only the second Australian institution (the Commonwealth EPA received it in 1996, which is now part of the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts).

Patrick Harris from CHETRE receiving the award

Past Institutional Award recipients include:
  • 2009 Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA, Tanzania)
  • 2008 Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA, Canada)
  • 2007 Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sweden)
  • 2006 Task Team on SEA of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD (OECD/DAC, United Kingdom)
  • 2005 Health Systems Research Institute (Thailand)
  • 2004 African Development Bank (Tunisia)
  • 2003 Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment (SAIEA, Namibia)
  • 2001 International Institute for Environment Development (IIED, UK)
  • 2001 World Commission on Dams (South Africa)
  • 2000 International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland)
  • 1999 The Netherlands Ministry of Housing & Spatial Planning (The Netherlands) and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)
  • 1998 Japanese Department of Environment, Division of Environmental Assessment (Japan)
  • 1997 Manchester EIA Centre (UK)
  • 1996 Australian Environmental Protection Agency (Australia)
  • 1995 Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (Canada)
  • 1994 US President’s Council on Environmental Quality (USA)