12 June 2018

European General Data Protection Regulation: what does it mean for you?

gdprOn the 25th of  May 2018, the new European “General Data Protection Regulation” came into effect. The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy or data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. Naturally, the NCEA will adhere to this GDPR.

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12 June 2018

Independent review impact assessments in Central Africa

comifacCameroon, 24-28 April. In collaboration with its partner SEEAC, the NCEA will support COMIFAC - the union of ministers for the forestry and / or environment in Central Africa - with the establishment of institutions for the independent review of ESIA and SEA. This support is part of implementing the 2016 EA directive to improve and harmonise impact assessment in Central Africa. 

In addition, the NCEA attended a workshop organised by CLEAA - a capacity
building programme for environmental assessment and management in Africa. At the workshop regional EA professionals discussed challenges and solutions to improve quality of ESIA/SEA reports in their respective countries.

12 June 2018

Environmental assessment and CBD

biodiv in eia and sea voorkang12 years after the publication of the Biodiversity in EIA/SEA guidelines, it is time to move on to the next level. The CBD secretariat and the NCEA are jointly preparing a capacity development initiative to support parties as well as finance and business sectors to adopt and apply best practice SEA and EIA. 

In preparation of the CoP in Cairo (November 2018) -  consultations are planned with key institutions and experts, corporate sector representatives, leading NGOs and others. More information can be obtained from akolhoff, technical secretary at the NCEA. 


11 June 2018

Two new colleagues!

We welcome two new colleagues to our team:  
Stephen 3Stephen Teeuwen
, has master degrees in History and International Relationships and an advanced master track in International Development. He worked previously as a trainee for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on strategic planning and African foreign policy. Being raised in Afghanistan and having carried out research in Mali, he is passionate about international cooperation. 

Giel 3Giel Hendriks has a master degree in Environmental & Infrastructure Planning with Water Management as expertise. Raised in Benin, he speaks fluent French. Previously he worked for the YEP Water traineeship and Eijkelkamp Soil and Water. He likes to combine his geographical background and his skills in water management to find sustainable solutions for (urban) landscape in developing countries. 

11 June 2018

National workshop on SEA, Mozambique

mozambique tete workshopTete, 24-27 april 2018. As a follow-up of the first national workshop on SEA in august 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Land and Rural Development (MITADER) recently hosted a provincial workshop. The focus of this workshop was on capacity building and the role of various stakeholders. To that end, the NCEA  gave several presentations on SEA in practice. In addition, time was reserved for good discussions on the development of a national SEA guideline. Also the WWF Mozambique and SIDA/NIRAS contributed to the workshop.  


11 June 2018

National conference sustainable development, Senegal

senegal oliegas conferenceTogether with the EPA of Ghana, the NCEA presented their experiences with SEA for the oil and gas sector in Ghana at the National Conference for Sustainable Development of Senegal. One of the conference conclusions - accepted by the prime minister - is to undertake an SEA for this sector in Senegal.  We very much support south-south knowledge sharing on this topic.