7015-05. Review SEA Coaching IWRM - Rwanda

This was in follow-up on our earlier role as coach for scoping for SEA for catchment planning in Rwanda (7015-01). Rwanda has adopted Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as its key policy approach to sustainably manage its water resources. The Netherlands financially and technically supported the implementation of IWRM through a four-year programme that was concluded in May 2019. The programme was executed by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) and an International Support Unit (ISU). During the programme, catchment plans have been developed for four Demonstration Catchments, with SEA integrated into the catchment planning process.  

Advisory reports and other documents

27 Nov 2018: Memorandum
Mission report Sebeya SEA review

Significant details

The first generation catchment plans became available early 2017. These plans were not yet finalised, which is why no formal review for the SEA was conducted either. Acting as coach, the NCEA did provide observations on how to strengthen SEA elements and process descriptions, to have those incorporated in verison 2 of the catchment plans. By end 2018, the final version of the Catchment plans and SEA became available, and REMA, the Rwanda Environment Management Authority, was asked to formally review their quality. The NCEA then facilited a workshop in November 2018 on how to review SEA for REMA and RNRA combined, after which it supported REMA in performing a review on the Sebeya catchment plan as a pilot. Using that experience, REMA then reviewed the remaining three catchment plans by itself.

See also project no. 7015-01 (SEA Coaching IWRM Rwanda).

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Ms A.J.M. Beekmans
Mr R. Slootweg
Mr F.W.M. van Steenbergen

Technical secretary: Ms G.J. van Boven

Further details

Country: Rwanda

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019