Vilma Gayoso-Haro

Vilma Gayoso-Haro

Social Impact Assessment Expert

Vilma Gayoso-Haro is a social impact assessment expert with 19 years of experience in Canada and internationally. She specializes in social and environmental assessment, public consultation, and regulatory processes. Vilma has managed and conducted socio-economic impact assessments and consultation strategies for significant projects, including preparing baseline studies for economic, social, land use, and Indigenous interests components. 

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Vilma and another expert, Andrea Daezli, work collaboratively with the Argentinean Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and other federal agencies. They focus on developing capacities and strengthening inclusive social impact assessments and public participation processes following international best practices. 

Driven by her dedication to involving communities, Vilma ensures that the projects she works on incorporate public consultation and are monitored, mitigated, and built sustainably. Throughout her career, she has emphasized the importance of having development projects inclusive of indigenous populations and women. 

Based in Burnaby, Canada, Vilma is the Global Lead for Socio-economic Sciences at Ausenco. She works according to international best practices, including the World Bank Equator Principles, the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards, and United Nations Development Program Guidelines. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Vilma holds a Master of Science in Economics from University College, London, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico, Peru.