Introducing SEA in Madagascar
With several local partners, joint together through the Shared Resources Joint Solutions programme, IUCN-NL works in Madagascar on the sustainable management of the Ampasindava peninsula. Could Strategic Environmental Assessment – an approach not yet widely applied in the country - be a good means of achieving that? The NCEA facilitated an introductory workshop on SEA for the local stakeholders, including government, NGOs, local tourism operators and a mining company. Discussions started out pretty emotional, but everyone stayed on and after three days a more objective neutral debate was being held on possible future steps. The first demonstration of the added value of an SEA approach in practice?