Introduction

Environmental Assessment was formally introduced in the 1998 Environmental Management Framework Act. Currently, legislation on Environmental Assessment in Niger is under development. A new framework law was promulgated in 2018, and an implementing decree in 2019. Other regulations are planned soon.

In Niger, the National Office for Environmental Assessment (Bureau Nationale pour l'évaluation environnementale, BNEE) is responsible for reviewing ESIA / SEA reports. It sends its recommendations to the Ministry in charge of the environment which issues the Certificate of Environmental Compliance.
 


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The importance of screening and scoping - Niger

Webpages | 16-09-2019

The importance of screening and scoping - Niger

"Good preparation during the screening and scoping phases, will lead to better consideration of environmental issues in the final project.” This was…

Harmonisation Environmental Assessment systems in West Africa

Webpages | 27-08-2019

Harmonisation Environmental Assessment systems in West Africa

The NCEA organises on Sept. 11, a joint session on harmonisation of environmental assessment systems in West Africa

MoU 2019-2022 with ministry of Environment in Niger

Webpages | 11-02-2019

MoU 2019-2022 with ministry of Environment in Niger

Niamey, 4-8 February - With much pleasure the Nigerien ministry of Environment and the NCEA signed a protocol for collaboration for 2019 - 2022.…

Fomi-dam Guinea: transboundary effects

Webpages | 07-01-2019

Fomi-dam Guinea: transboundary effects

Since several years, Guinea plans to develop a large multi-purpose dam in the upper Niger river, the Fomi Dam. Irrigation, electricity and fisheries are…

Environmental assessment in Niger

Webpages | 22-10-2018

Environmental assessment in Niger

At the request of the national Environmental Agency, BNEE, the NCEA visited the country to explore opportunities for future collaboration.

ESIA for Fomi-dam in Guinea

Webpages | 12-04-2018

ESIA for Fomi-dam in Guinea

The Ministry for Environment of Guinea has asked the NCEA’s independent advice on the ESIA for the Fomi Dam in the Niger river. The Fomi Dam…

SEA for Sourou development plan, Mali

Webpages | 30-10-2017

SEA for Sourou development plan, Mali

The Netherlands Embassy in Mali and the NCEA facilitated a workshop in Mopti to discuss SEA for a development plan in the Sourou area. Decentral and…

The NCEA supporting an SEA for an irrigation plan in Mali

Webpages | 02-04-2015

The NCEA supporting an SEA for an irrigation plan in Mali

The NCEA is supporting parties involved in an SEA for a plan to increase the irrigation area northeast of Ségou in Mali. In 2014, the NCEA…

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Webpages | 11-02-2014

Advisory report EIA oil production Benin

The NCEA, upon request by the Beninese Environmental Agency (ABE), reviewed the draft EIA report for the development of oil production by the…

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Webpages | 09-12-2013

Results of the EIA mapping workshops in West African countries

Conakry, 5-6 December 2013. The West African Association of Environmental Assessment organised a regional workshop to discuss strengths and…