Introduction

In Ethiopia, EIA is legally required since 2002 when the EIA proclamation was issued. This proclamation also made a reference to SEA as it requires the assessment of public instruments. The EIA system is decentralized vertically to regional state environmental agencies. However, responsibilities regarding EIA review have been delegated to sector institutions. Finally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as central EIA authority in Ethiopia has been transformed into the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Forestry in June 2013.


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Seminar SEA for urban development - Ethiopia

Webpages | 24-06-2019

Seminar SEA for urban development - Ethiopia

Debre Berhan, 12-14 June - Rob Verheem of the NCEA facilitated a two day SEA awareness raising Seminar in Debre Berhan, Ethiopia. The seminar had a…

Dutch support for Ethiopia, role of the NCEA

Webpages | 11-12-2018

Dutch support for Ethiopia, role of the NCEA

Addis Abeba, 3-5 December 2018 - In the coming years, the Netherlands will implement an integrated programme in Ethiopia, in which food security, water…

Ethiopia: How to make ESIA effective in practice?

Webpages | 25-04-2018

Ethiopia: How to make ESIA effective in practice?

How to make ESIA effective in practice? That will be the focus in the coming year  in our cooperation with Amhara Regional State

Developing ESIA capacity in Amhara, Ethiopia

Webpages | 07-08-2017

Developing ESIA capacity in Amhara, Ethiopia

How to do good scoping and review for ESIA? The Amhara National Regional State in Ethiopia asked the NCEA for technical assistance to build capacity of…

SEA in new water policy Ethiopia

Webpages | 27-06-2017

SEA in new water policy Ethiopia

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity is the biggest sectoral ministry in Ethiopia. It makes many investments, and without adequate…

Advice on SEA for Turkana, Kenya/Ethiopia

Webpages | 13-04-2016

Advice on SEA for Turkana, Kenya/Ethiopia

The NCEA has been asked by UNEP and the governments of Kenya and Ethiopia to advise on an SEA which will be done for the 'Lake Turkana project'. This…