Introduction

Kenya's EIA and SEA systems were simultaneously put in place with the enactment of the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act  1999, and the Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Regulations that followed in 2002. The EIA procedure is two-staged: for those projects on the screening list a preliminary assessment has to be undertaken. On the basis of this assessment the central authority for EIA, the National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA), decides whether a full EIA is needed. Accredited consultants have to be engaged to undertake EIAs in Kenya, and the accreditation requirements are quite extensive. The SEA system is not as detailed. The regulation specifies the content of an SEA report, but not the steps in the procedure. The non-binding EIA guideline gives additional suggestions for the SEA process, including instructions for scoping and consultation.


News

Review ESIA drinking water and sanitation project, Kisii - Kenya

Webpages | 19-06-2019

Review ESIA drinking water and sanitation project, Kisii - Kenya

The NCEA reviewed the 2nd version of the ESIA for the Kisii water supply and sanitation project. The project - to provide clean drinking water for ca.…

More participation in ESIAs for water supply projects, Kenya

Webpages | 29-01-2019

More participation in ESIAs for water supply projects, Kenya

As part of the Develop2Build facility, the NCEA recently reviewed the ESIA reports for two Water Supply projects in Kenya. Although…

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Webpages | 12-07-2018

ESIA for KICI project in Kenya

Review ESIA for the Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Kisii & Nyamira, Kenya

Webpages | 12-07-2018

Review ESIA for the Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Kisii & Nyamira, Kenya

Kisii, Kenya 1-7 July 2018. The NCEA visited the counties Kisii & Nyamira, in the western part of Kenya, as part of a review of the ESIA for…

New SEA land use planning in Kenya

Webpages | 30-03-2018

New SEA land use planning in Kenya

Together with mr Peter Odhengo who is initiating SEAs for delta planning in Kenya, the NCEAs Arend Kolhoff visited the Nyando Delta bordering Lake…

New vice-chair NCEA international

Webpages | 15-03-2018

New vice-chair NCEA international

We like to welcome Ms. Tanya van Gool as our new vice-chairperson at the NCEA

SEA training for Kenya Environment Tribunal

Webpages | 16-01-2017

SEA training for Kenya Environment Tribunal

On January 6 and 7, Rob Verheem of the NCEA gave an SEA training to members of the Kenya National Environment Tribunal. The principal function of the…

SEA course in Stockholm

Webpages | 14-12-2016

SEA course in Stockholm

During an SEA course in Stockholm, the NCEA gave a presentation on its international activities and presented an SEA case. The case provided…

SEA training course Kenya

Webpages | 21-11-2016

SEA training course Kenya

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya organised a three day SEA training course in Naivasha (8 – 10 November). The…

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…

NCEA contributions to SEA training for energy sector

Webpages | 15-12-2014

NCEA contributions to SEA training for energy sector

The NCEA contributed to an SEA training in Gothenburg on December 5th. This training was the start of a 1,5 year programme for 30…

NCEA at conference 'Deltas in Times of Climate Change'

Webpages | 06-10-2014

NCEA at conference 'Deltas in Times of Climate Change'

Rotterdam, 24-26 sept 2014. At the conference ‘Deltas in Times of Climate Change’, Arend Kolhoff (NCEA and chair of IAIA Climate Change…

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Webpages | 03-03-2014

NCEA attend National conference on Tana Delta

The NCEA visited Kenya to attend the Conference on the Tana River County and to take part in a workshop on (furhter implementation) of SEA in Kenya.