7015-04. SEA Regulatory Framework - Rwanda

In August 2018, Rwanda adopted its new Environment Law, which paves the way for a revision of Ministerial Orders on EIA and SEA. The Ministry of Environment asked for the NCEAs input on those legal texts.    This involvement has a longer history. Since April 2016, at the request of the Rwanda Environment Authority (REMA), the NCEA has been providing inputs for the draft SEA regulation that the REMA was developing. Later in the year, Rwanda adopted a new Constitution. One of the consequences of the Constitution was the reduction of the number of Organic Laws, to be replaced by Laws. This included the Organic Law on the Environment. The revision process was coordinated by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MINIRENA), with involvement of REMA. The development of the SEA regulation was put on hold during the drafting of the new Environment Law. In August 2016, REMA and MINIRENA asked the NCEA to provide observations on the elements in the draft Environment Law relating to environmental assessment.  

Advisory reports and other documents

04 Jun 2016: Memorandum

NCEA Observations on Draft SEA Instructions Rwanda 7015-04_6 June 2016

23 Aug 2016: Memorandum

20160823 NCEA Observations on Draft Environmental Law Rwanda

21 Feb 2017: Memorandum

20170221 Advice on EIA and SEA in Rwandas new Environment Law

Parties involved

Technical secretary: ms G.J. van Boven

Further details

Started: 10 May 2016
Completed: Ongoing


11 environmental assessment

Country/region/theme: Rwanda

Last modified: 30 Oct 2018