June 2019

nam study tour june 2019

24 June 2019

Zanzibari delegation visits the Netherlands

Utrecht, 17-21 June - A delegation of environmental authorities from Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania, met with the NAM (Netherlands Oil Company) and visited their gas extraction locations. According to the delegation, it was ‘very exciting and…

SEA seminar ethiopia june 2019

24 June 2019

Seminar SEA for urban development - Ethiopia

Debre Berhan, 12-14 June - Rob Verheem of the NCEA facilitated a two day SEA awareness raising Seminar in Debre Berhan, Ethiopia. The seminar had a special focus on urban development. 20 participants from both Amhara, Federal and City government and…

kisii kenya

19 June 2019

Review ESIA drinking water and sanitation project, Kisii - Kenya

The NCEA reviewed the 2nd version of the ESIA for the Kisii water supply and sanitation project. The project - to provide clean drinking water for ca. 500.000 people - consists of the construction of a dam, water reservoir and treatment plant. The…

May 2019

bolivia sjrs mei 2019

27 May 2019

Using ESIA information for monitoring - Bolivia

Santa Cruz de la Sierra - How can you use ESIA information in the follow-up and monitoring of a 300 km road upgrade project? This was the subject of 3-day workshop for local CSO's (SRJS partners), authorities and other stakeholders alongside the…

enguri dam 5

22 May 2019

New approach SEA for the hydropower sector

Paris, 14-16 May - The NCEA attended the World Hydropower congress to raise awareness on the added value of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the Hydropower sector. In cooperation with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) we prepared an Advocacy…

Lake Kivu - by Sonja Beekmans

13 May 2019

ESIA for ports in Lake Kivu - Rwanda

Lake Kivu, 13-16 May 2019 - As part of the Dutch funded DRIVE facility, the NCEA has been requested to review an ESIA for four small ports along Lake Kivu. To gain better understanding of the environmental and social circumstances of the project, an…

led zinc group

13 May 2019

Presentation for UN Lead-Zinc study group

Lisbon - Responsible mining is key to the future of the mining industry. In which way does environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) or strategic environmental assessment (SEA) (already) contribute to this objective? At the recent annual…

logo iaia brisbane

2 May 2019

The NCEA at IAIA19

Brisbane - At the annual conference of IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment) NCEA's Rob Verheem led two theme fora.

April 2019

bunee SEA workshop april

23 April 2019

SEA introduction in Burkina Faso?

Ouagadougou - Following up on the fruitful working session last December, the NCEA recently returned to BUNEE (the environmental assessment agency) for an introductory SEA workshop. The workshop was requested by BUNEE staff to discuss the potential…

uganda srjs april 2019

23 April 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 in ESIA's? And what are points of attention when reviewing ESIA's?

zanzibar april 2019

18 April 2019

Workshop Review ESIA's for Oil and Gas - Zanzibar

Zanzibar, 26-28 March – Are there commercially viable oil and gas reserves in Zanzibar? Investors have shown interest, and seismic surveys are underway. If this sector develops further, the Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority will have…

egypt dutch water panel

17 April 2019

High level Egypt - Netherlands Water Panel

The Hague - In the presence of Dutch Minister Ms. Van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Watermanagement) and the Egyptian Minister Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aty (Water Resources and Irrigation) NCEA's Rob Verheem gave a presentation on impact assessment for…