8033. EIA and environmental permitting in Zanzibar

The Government of Zanzibar requested cooperation with the Netherlands on the topic of impact assessment in 2013. Between mid-2014 and the end of 2016 the NCEA implemented a cooperation project with the Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) and the Department of Environment (DoE), focused on capacity building in this area. The project was funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).  A new cooperation project has recently been approved by RVO and will build on the previous one. The project will start early 2017 and will have a duration of two years.

Significant details

For this project the following results have been identified:

  1. Strengthened collaboration between ZEMA and other authorities;

  2. Improved ZEMA’s operational capacity to process EIAs, including structural changes to the financing of EIA tasks;

  3. Improved EIA review practice for ZEMA and the mainland National Environmental Managment Council (NEMC), including drafting of permitting conditions.

The project will start with an inception phase during which the results and activities will be further detailed and realistic result indicators will be developed.

Parties involved

Technical secretary: ms I.A. Steinhauer

Further details

Started: 09 Jan 2017
Completed: Ongoing

Country/region/theme: Tanzania; Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Last modified: 17 Mar 2018