Exciting times for ESIA / SEA in Rwanda

1 February 2018

5-07 Musanze - Gisenyi roadThe new Environment Law - with chapters on ESIA and SEA - is now being discussed in parliament. When the law is adopted, SEA will be officially introduced in Rwanda! Furthermore, the ministry of Environment is currently developing a new Environment and Climate Change policy in which SEA will be integrated. And last but not least, the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) has identified SEA as the main tool for mainstreaming environment and climate change in the country’s National Strategy for Transformation and Proseperity 2018-2024. The NCEA visited Rwanda last month to discuss possible support.