338-i. Memorandum: monitoring action plan Lake Kivu

The NCEA issued an advice of the secretariat via which it supported the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure. This support concerned the development of a monitoring strategy and action plan for gas extraction from Lake Kivu.

Significant details

With a methane extraction pilot station at Lake Kivu starting operation, the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure started developing a Monitoring Strategy and Monitoring Action Plan (MAP). It requested assistance from the NCEA in formulating this MAP, focusing on technical, institutional and financial aspects as well as a timeframe and roles/responsibilities.

The NCEA issued an advice of the secretariat, with input from an expert on lake stratification. In this memorandum, the NCEA investigated the current situation, gave some general points of advice, and advised on the following aspects of monitoring:

  • Objective, current and future potential, and approach for monitoring;
  • Monitoring parameters, frequency and data flow;
  • Institutional structures for licensing, monitoring, inspection and disaster preparedness and response;
  • Advisory short term action strategy to establish capacities;
  • Advisory mid- and long-term strategy and action plan;
  • Budget estimates.

 

Parties involved

Technical secretary: mr R.A.M. Post

Further details

Completed: 19 Feb 2008

Categories

09 energy (non-renewable)
11 environmental assessment
12 environmental management
16 gas
30 natural resources management
33 safety

Country/region/theme: Rwanda

Last modified: 10 Jul 2018