Advice SEA for Sustainable Development Plan Sankarani Basin - Mali

13 December 2021

In November we delivered our final advice on the scoping report for the Integrated Sustainable Development Plan for 7 municipalities around the artificial Lake Selinge in the Sankarani Basin. And we advised on the ToR for the SEA which accompanied the ISDP. The municipalities joined forces to find a solution to the illegal and destructive gold digging on the lake and develop sustainable alternative options that are in alignment with Mali’s SDG's. 

We emphasised to include in the SEA all major issues for sustainable development. In this way, the SEA procedure can be used for interministerial approval on all aspects of the development of the plan, and not only on the environmental and social impacts.