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NCEA newsletter - May 2019

  • ESIA for ports in Lake Kivu - Rwanda
  • Presentation for UN Lead-Zinc study group
  • The NCEA at IAIA19
  • Oil impacts, districts are prepared - Uganda
  • SEA introduction in Burkina Faso?
  • Festive symposium 25 years cooperation NCEA & Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 
  Lake Kivu - by Sonja Beekmans

ESIA for ports in Lake Kivu - Rwanda

Lake Kivu, 13-16 May - As part of the Dutch funded DRIVE facility, the NCEA has been requested to review an ESIA for four small ports along Lake Kivu. To gain better understanding of the environmental and social circumstances of the project, an NCEA working group travelled to Rwanda to visit various locations along the lake. We will issue our advice towards the latter part of June 2019. 

More on our projects in Rwanda....

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  led zinc group

Presentation for UN Lead-Zinc study group - Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, 14th May - Responsible mining is key to the future of the mining industry. In which way does environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) or strategic environmental assessment (SEA)  contribute to this objective? At the recent annual meeting of the UN International Lead & Zinc Study Group, the NCEA presented its work and experiences.

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The NCEA at IAIA19

Brisbane, 29 April - 2 May - At the annual conference of IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment) NCEA's Rob Verheem led two theme fora:  

  • Independence in IA: presentations and lively debate led to a first list of ‘building blocks for independence in IA’, possibly leading to an IAIA special publication on this topic.
  • IA & the SDGs (with Maria Partidario), looked at ways to better integrate Sustainable Development Goals in IA practice. Results of the meeting will be the basis for possible new outputs of this special IAIA task force.
 
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  uganda srjs april 2019

Oil impacts, districts are prepared - Uganda

Kampala/Hoima, 15-19 April - What are the impacts of oil developments in your district? How can local government authorities respond to these developments in their role in ESIAs? And what are specific points of attention when reviewing ESIAs? 

These were the subjects covered in two recent workshops as part of the SRJS programme. The discussions were very enthusiastic, with pragmatic actions to be taken forward.

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  bunee SEA workshop april

SEA introduction in Burkina Faso?

Ouagadougou, 10 - 12 April - As a follow up of the fruitful working session last December, the NCEA recently returned to BUNEE (the environmental assessment agency) for an introductory SEA workshop. The workshop was requested by BUNEE staff to discuss the potential use and application of SEA in Burkina Faso, a topic that will be further elaborated in the future. 

 
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Festive symposium 25 years cooperation NCEA & Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Hague, 4 April - The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the NCEA organised a festive symposium to celebrate their 25 years of cooperation. Over one hundred old and new experts, partners and colleagues attended three parallel meetings on large dams, integrating land and water management and strategic partnerships. We enjoyed the inspiring discussions and new ideas and are looking forward to future collaboration with many of them.