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February 2019

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11 February 2019

MoU 2019-2022 with ministry of Environment in Niger

Niamey, 4-8 February - With much pleasure the Nigerien ministry of Environment and the NCEA signed a protocol for collaboration for 2019 - 2022. Important themes will be elaboration of legal texts, increasing professional and regional exchange, and…

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4 February 2019

SEA trainers in Myanmar

Naypyidaw, 4-8 February - In Myanmar 12 alumni of the Swedish supported international SEA programme have been trained by the NCEA to become SEA trainers. They are ready and enthusiastic to organise SEA awareness raising activities in their…

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1 February 2019

SEA for Sundarbans - Bangladesh

Dhaka, 27-31 January - In Bangladesh an SEA for the South West region including the Sundarbans will start soon. The Sundarbans has a World Heritage Status and is well known as an important habitat for the Royal Bengal Tiger. The SEA is recommended…

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1 February 2019

SEA for Manila Bay Sustainable Development Plan-Philippines

January - The city of Manila is growing fast, and faces major challenges in environmental management. The Government of the Philippines is developing a Sustainable Development Master Plan for the Manila Bay Area. The NCEA was asked to advise on the…

January 2019

More participation in ESIAs for water supply projects, Kenya

29 January 2019

More participation in ESIAs for water supply projects, Kenya

As part of the Develop2Build facility, the NCEA recently reviewed the ESIA reports for two Water Supply projects in Kenya. Although their differences, the NCEA also noted similar points of attention to be addressed in the final ESIA. For example,…

Scoping decision published for SEA Sourou area, Mali

24 January 2019

Scoping decision published for SEA Sourou area, Mali

The steering group of the Sourou sustainable development plan has recently adopted its SEA scoping decision and published it on their new website. See for more information on this SEA, NCEA's projectpage.

Fomi-dam Guinea: transboundary effects

7 January 2019

Fomi-dam Guinea: transboundary effects

Since several years, Guinea plans to develop a large multi-purpose dam in the upper Niger river, the Fomi Dam. Irrigation, electricity and fisheries are some of the objectives. Various possible negative or positive impacts will occur in Mali. The…

December 2018

Environmental Assessment Agency Burkina Faso towards independence

31 December 2018

Environmental Assessment Agency Burkina Faso towards independence

Ouagadougou, December 2018. How to become a more independently operating environmental assessment agency? This was the topic of a recent workshop organised by the NCEA for staff of BUNEE (the environmental assessment agency) and the Worldbank. BUNEE…

Dutch support for Ethiopia, role of the NCEA

11 December 2018

Dutch support for Ethiopia, role of the NCEA

Addis Abeba, 3-5 December 2018 - In the coming years, the Netherlands will implement an integrated programme in Ethiopia, in which food security, water resources management and environmentally and socially sustainable development will go hand in…

SEA for water related infrastructure, Pantanal-Chaco landscape

10 December 2018

SEA for water related infrastructure, Pantanal-Chaco landscape

Brasilia, 3-7 December. Which issues are typically encountered in strategic environmental assessments for water related infrastructure decisions? These and other questions were discussed in two workshops for government officials and CSOs with a…

Review ESIA gas/liquid project, Senegal

6 December 2018

Review ESIA gas/liquid project, Senegal

December 6, 2018 - The NCEA recently reviewed the ESIA for the gas-to-liquid project close to the Senegalese / Mauritanian border. One of our recommendations is to provide a better analysis of the cumulative impacts and consequences for the…

Harmonisation of ESIA legislation in Central Africa

4 December 2018

Harmonisation of ESIA legislation in Central Africa

Brussels, 27th November - COMIFAC and the NCEA are happy to announce they have signed an MoU for collaboration in the next three years. COMIFAC is an intergovernmental organisation in Central Africa that focuses on sustainable management of forests…

Scoping advice SEA for development plan in the Sourou - Mali

3 December 2018

Scoping advice SEA for development plan in the Sourou - Mali

3 December - The NCEA published a scoping advice (in French) for the SEA of an integrated planning process in the Sourou region. The Sourou region faces many challenges in the field of water resources, food diversity and biodiversity. In a unique…

SEA for transboundary water issues in the middle east?

3 December 2018

SEA for transboundary water issues in the middle east?

Dublin, 27-29 November - How to deal with transboundary water governance? The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) organised a technical expert workshop on this topic, attended by delegations from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian…

Workshop: ESIA for tourism projects in Tanzania

3 December 2018

Workshop: ESIA for tourism projects in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 26-28 November - With a growing tourism industry, sustainable tourism (project) development is a must. Therefore, the National Environmental Management Council requested the NCEA to organise a two-day workshop on environmental and…