February 2020


20 February 2020

New ESIA infographic

We recently developed an infographic of what a typical good ESIA process would look like in practice.

burundi newsbericht

10 February 2020

SEA introduction in Burundi

Bujumbura, 3-7 February. The NCEA and the environment agency OBPE in Burundi started collaborating on ESIA ten years ago. Due to circumstances, this collaboration was suspended several times. Nevertheless, the cooperation has continued and is even…

Myanmar Birma Landschaft Sonnenaufgang Morgen / by tpsdave / Pixabay

5 February 2020

Coaching starting document SEA - Myanmar

As part of NCEA's coaching of the SEA for the National Offshore Oil & Gas Strategy, it facilitated a workshop to discuss and agree on the SEA starting document.

esy map mali

3 February 2020

ESY mapping Mali - strengths and challenges of the ESIA system

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 during three days the strengths and challenges of…

January 2020

zambia solewezi

14 January 2020

Recommendations scoping ESIA Water Supply Project - Zambia

Although substantial efforts have been made to develop the scoping report, it still falls short in outlining a clear process to guide the ESIA and stakeholder engagement. In addition, more information on alternative water sources are needed to…

November 2019

drr team brazil

29 November 2019

The NCEA travels with DRR team to Brazil

Brasilia - The NCEA travelled with a Dutch Risk Reduction team to Brazil. The DRR team supports the Ministry of Mines with advice on tailing dams in the mining industry in the state of Minas Gerais. This request for support was the direct result of…

sea introduction workshop philippines

27 November 2019

SEA introduction workshop - The Philippines

In Talisay Luzon, government agencies and CSOs participated in a 3-day SEA introduction workshop. The workshop - part of the SRJS Programme of IUCN NL - was facilitated by Rob Verheem of the NCEA. It is the second workshop of its kind, following the…

mali MoU nov 2019 2

26 November 2019

Signing of a Multi Annual collaboration with Mali

It is with great pleasure that we announce the signing of a collaboration protocol (2019 - 2022) with the Malian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Activities will cover both the strengthening of ESIA as well as SEA.

rob philiipijnen ambassade nov. 2019

26 November 2019

SEA result presentation - Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippines

The Dutch Embassy hosted on November 25 the official results presentation of the SEA for land use planning in District 1 of Zamboanga del Norte. This voluntary SEA is an initiative of both province and municipalities of the District, and is…

Tunesia - by Balu

25 November 2019

Capacity development activities - Tunisia

During a recent visit to Tunis, the NCEA, the Tunisian Ministry of Environment and the National Environmental Protection Agency discussed the possibilities of a capacity development programme.

guyana review workshop november 2019

18 November 2019

ESIA review workshop - Guyana

The Environmental Protection Agency is expecting more ESIAs in the coming years in the oil sector because of the recent discovery of large quantities of oil. They requested the NCEA to support them with the strengthening of their ESIA review…

workshop suriname

18 November 2019

ESIA guidelines for oil & gas in Surinam

In order to be effective, ESIA guidelines for a specific sector should be tailor made for a country's context. Therefore NIMOS, the environmental authority in Suriname, requested the NCEA to assist them with the preparation of ESIA guidelines for…

Lake Kivu - by Sonja Ooms

15 November 2019

Follow-up: ESIA Lake Kivu Transport updated

After the NCEA's review earlier this year, the ESIA for the Lake Kivu transport project has been updated. The expert group that performed the review, also analysed the updated report to see to what extent the recommendations had been implemented.

Myanmar OfD - SEA Workshop okt 2019

4 November 2019

SEA for off shore oil and gas - Myanmar

He Ministry of Energy plans to start with an SEA for off shore oil and gas development. In preparation for this, the NCEA recently facilitated an SEA introduction workshop.