Kenya's EIA and SEA systems were simultaneously put in place with the enactment of the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act 1999, and the Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Regulations that followed in 2002. The EIA procedure is two-staged: for those projects on the screening list a preliminary assessment has to be undertaken. On the basis of this assessment the central authority for EIA, the National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA), decides whether a full EIA is needed. Accredited consultants have to be engaged to undertake EIAs in Kenya, and the accreditation requirements are quite extensive. The SEA system is not as detailed. The regulation specifies the content of an SEA report, but not the steps in the procedure. The non-binding EIA guideline gives additional suggestions for the SEA process, including instructions for scoping and consultation.
Webpages | 20-03-2023
Official SEA Taskforce established - Kenya
Kenya is undertaking an ambitious endeavour towards more sustainable development by integrating SEA in county planning.
Webpages | 13-12-2022
Integrating SEA in spatial plans - Kenya
Kenya is is undertaking an ambitious endeavour towards more sustainable development by integrating SEA in county spatial plans.
Webpages | 12-12-2022
The NCEA regularly contributes to publications related to ESIA and SEA. For example some recent publications are...
Webpages | 19-06-2019
Review ESIA drinking water and sanitation project, Kisii - Kenya
The NCEA reviewed the 2nd version of the ESIA for the Kisii water supply and sanitation project. The project - to provide clean drinking water for ca.…
Webpages | 29-01-2019
More participation in ESIAs for water supply projects, Kenya
As part of the Develop2Build facility, the NCEA recently reviewed the ESIA reports for two Water Supply projects in Kenya. Although…
Webpages | 12-07-2018
Review ESIA for the Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Kisii & Nyamira, Kenya
Kisii, Kenya 1-7 July 2018. The NCEA visited the counties Kisii & Nyamira, in the western part of Kenya, as part of a review of the ESIA for…
Webpages | 12-07-2018
ESIA for KICI project in Kenya
Webpages | 30-03-2018
New SEA land use planning in Kenya
Together with mr Peter Odhengo who is initiating SEAs for delta planning in Kenya, the NCEAs Arend Kolhoff visited the Nyando Delta bordering Lake…
Webpages | 15-03-2018
New vice-chair NCEA international
We like to welcome Ms. Tanya van Gool as our new vice-chairperson at the NCEA
Webpages | 16-01-2017
SEA training for Kenya Environment Tribunal
On January 6 and 7, Rob Verheem of the NCEA gave an SEA training to members of the Kenya National Environment Tribunal. The principal function of the…
Webpages | 14-12-2016
SEA course in Stockholm
During an SEA course in Stockholm, the NCEA gave a presentation on its international activities and presented an SEA case. The case provided…
Webpages | 21-11-2016
SEA training course Kenya
The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya organised a three day SEA training course in Naivasha (8 – 10 November). The…
Webpages | 13-04-2016
Advice on SEA for Turkana, Kenya/Ethiopia
The NCEA has been asked by UNEP and the governments of Kenya and Ethiopia to advise on an SEA which will be done for the 'Lake Turkana project'. This…
Webpages | 15-12-2014
NCEA contributions to SEA training for energy sector
The NCEA contributed to an SEA training in Gothenburg on December 5th. This training was the start of a 1,5 year programme for 30…
Webpages | 06-10-2014
NCEA at conference 'Deltas in Times of Climate Change'
Rotterdam, 24-26 sept 2014. At the conference ‘Deltas in Times of Climate Change’, Arend Kolhoff (NCEA and chair of IAIA Climate Change…
Webpages | 03-03-2014
NCEA attend National conference on Tana Delta
The NCEA visited Kenya to attend the Conference on the Tana River County and to take part in a workshop on (furhter implementation) of SEA in Kenya.