ESY mapping Mali - strengths and challenges of the ESIA system

3 February 2020

A varied group of stakeholders in the ESIA process - the Ministry of Environment and its National Directorates, other sector representation and with expert consultants - discussed enthusiastically the strengths and challenges of their regulation and practice. Using the ESY mapping tool, it became very clear what of their current regulation and practice works well and what needs improving. For example, follow-up is practically non-existent. One of the proposals is therefore to work on the Environmental and Social Management Plans of the EIA and its follow-up, including the improvement of participation by stakeholders. This and other actions will be further developed as part of the capacity development programme between Mali and the NCEA.