Introduction

ESIA in Uganda was first legislated in 1995, through the National Environment Act (NEA Cap 153). In March 2019, the new  National Environment Act 2019 came into force. The Act contains provisions for SEA (Article 47) and for ESIA (Articles 110 to 116). The Act also contains schedules indicating  projects that are subject to project briefs (Schedule 4), projects that require full ESIA (Schedule 5), sensitive areas that may lead to a full ESIA (Schedule 10) and projects that are exempt from ESIA (Schedule 11). The ESIA regulations are from 1998, but are currently being revised to be in lign with the new Act. SEA regulations and guidelines are also available in draft, but have not yet been formally approved. There is ample ESIA practise in Uganda and growing SEA practice. The National Environmental Management Authority is the coordinating, monitoring, regulatory and supervisory body. There is a certification system for ESIA consultants. 


News

Recommendations for the ESIA for East African oil pipeline - Uganda

Webpages | 15-07-2019

Recommendations for the ESIA for East African oil pipeline - Uganda

Fort Portal, 1-5 July - The NCEA presented its review findings of the ESIA for the Ugandan part of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). A…

Oil impacts, districts are prepared - Uganda

Webpages | 23-04-2019

Oil impacts, districts are prepared - Uganda

Kampala/Hoima - What are the impacts of oil developments in your district? And how can local government authorities respond to them through their role…

Review ESIA Kingfisher oil development - Uganda

Webpages | 25-03-2019

Review ESIA Kingfisher oil development - Uganda

24-28 February, Hoima - The Kingfisher oil development project is located at the borders of Lake Albert, Uganda, and consists of oil production…

National SEA seminars with SEA training alumni

Webpages | 11-03-2019

National SEA seminars with SEA training alumni

In the past weeks, the NCEA staff joined SIDA/Niras in some of their closing seminars of the international Strategic Environmental Assessment training…

SEA and ESIA in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth Landscapes in Uganda

Webpages | 21-09-2018

SEA and ESIA in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth Landscapes in Uganda

Hoima, Uganda, 3-5 sept. 2018.  How does SEA/ESIA contribute to environmental management and their application in the gas and oil sector in…

standaard foto

Webpages | 12-07-2018

Review ESIA oil/gas Albertine Graben, Uganda

Hoima, Uganda 2-5 July 2018. Since the discovery of oil and gas resources in the Albertine Graben in the early 2000’s, the Tilenga project will be…

Working visit of NEMA Uganda team

Webpages | 27-09-2017

Working visit of NEMA Uganda team

The Ugandan environmental authority (NEMA) is currently reviewing the scoping report and Terms of Reference for a complex ESIA. This ESIA concerns the…

Workshop on ESIA review in Uganda

Webpages | 12-04-2017

Workshop on ESIA review in Uganda

Projects in the petroleum sector often have a variety of environmental and social effects. These effects are addressed in ESIAs. To judge whether or not…

Mobilising civil society for new SEA regulations in Uganda

Webpages | 12-04-2017

Mobilising civil society for new SEA regulations in Uganda

Civil society organisations play a key role in mobilising stakeholders around ESIA and SEA. In the current development of SEA regulations and guidelines…

SEA conference in Uganda

Webpages | 27-02-2017

SEA conference in Uganda

The NCEA contributed to Uganda’s first National Conference on SEA by presenting two Dutch SEA cases. The conference took place on 13-17 February…

Improving EIA regulations and drafting SEA regulations in Uganda

Webpages | 11-05-2015

Improving EIA regulations and drafting SEA regulations in Uganda

The NCEA visited Uganda from 25 April to 2 May to support the update of its EIA regulations and the drafting of SEA regulations. The work on the EIA…

NCEA contributions for update of Uganda’s EIA regulations

Webpages | 17-03-2015

NCEA contributions for update of Uganda’s EIA regulations

The NCEA supports the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) in Uganda in updating its EIA and Audits regulations. It participated in a…

Norwegian - Dutch donor coordination: EIA/SEA in the oil and gas sector

Webpages | 16-01-2015

Norwegian - Dutch donor coordination: EIA/SEA in the oil and gas sector

Olso, Norway - 16th of January 2015. The NCEA met with the Norwegian Environmental Agency (NEA). The NEA is a key implementing party of the Norwegian…

Learning-by-doing: EIA review in Cameroon and Uganda

Webpages | 25-09-2014

Learning-by-doing: EIA review in Cameroon and Uganda

Following up on a previous workshop in Uganda, Cameroonian and Ugandan EIA experts re-examined in a two day workshop eight EIA reports for oil/gas and…

How effective is EIA in Cameroon and Uganda?

Webpages | 16-07-2014

How effective is EIA in Cameroon and Uganda?

The Environmental Impact Assessment Enhancement project in Uganda and Cameroon started this month with a consultative workshop.