7019-02. Capacity Development Ethiopia - SEA Seminar Ministry of Water

Within the Ministry of Water, irrigation and Electricity (MOWIE) in Ethiopia, the Environment and Climate Change Directorate (ECCD) is responsible for ESIA, SEA and policy development. The ECCD plans to integrate SEA in the new water policy that is to be developed in the coming months in Ethiopia. To get support for this idea, ECCD will need to raise awareness on the importance of SEA for water planning and the role it could play in that context. To this end, the ECCD organised a 3-day seminar on SEA for water policy makers. ECCD asked the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) to act as resource person for this seminar.

Significant details

Part of the seminar was a needs assessment to identify required steps to integrate SEA and to operationalise it after integration. With these 'next steps', the ECCD will be able to develop an action plan for follow-up. It may ask the NCEA to assist with certain elements. If that will happen, a longer term cooperation programme may be developed.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Technical secretary: Ms G.J. van Boven

Further details

Country: Ethiopia

Last modified: 29 Mar 2019