7155-06. ECOWAS-NCEA cooperation

Since August 2020, the Environmental Directorate of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the NCEA are working together on improving various aspects of Environmental Assessment systems in the region. The most notable area of cooperation concerns the harmonisation of EA legislation through the development of a regional directive.

Significant details

The collaboration between ECOWAS and the NCEA focuses on two key topics: the process of legal harmonization and support for the development of products supporting environmental assessment.

  • Support from the NCEA on the harmonization process within ECOWAS. The NCEA will be a strategic partner in the harmonization process by providing, where appropriate, advice on the documents developed during the process. (See also our work with UEMOA).
  • Support for other processes related to environmental assessment. Given its mandate, the NCEA can support environmental assessment, as defined according to international good practice. Parties explored how planned activities relate to an EE process and where the NCEA's support has the most added value.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Ms F.M. Onotiang
Ms B. Walmsley , PhD

Technical secretary: Mr S.J. Teeuwen

Further details

Country: Africa; Benin; Burkina Faso; Cape Verde; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Ivory Coast; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo; West Africa

Last modified: 04 Mar 2021