7015-03. EIA Strengthening - RDB Rwanda

From 2015-2017, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) established a memorandum of cooperation with the aim of building capacity to improve environmental impact assessment processes in Rwanda.   

Rapports consultatifs et autres documents

18 févr. 2016: Memorandum
NCEA Review ESIA Kigali waste water project.pdf
19 mai 2016: Memorandum
2016-03 Revised and Final NCEA Quick Scan Kigali Waste Water Project.pdf
NCEA Review ESIA Kigali waste water project.pdf

Détails significatifs

The RDB has been mandated by REMA (the Rwanda Environment Management Authority and responsible for EIA and SEA compliance) to implement the EIA procedure in Rwanda, specifically scoping and review. With growing investments and national policy towards Green Economy, EIA is becoming more and more important. RDB aimed to build its capacity looking especially for improving its scoping and review expertise and processes.

The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed in May 2015. Joint analysis of needs during a planning workshop in July 2015 has resulted in a cooperation programme of two years, giving priority to improving EIA processes in key sectors, improving professional exchange and learning, and advice on specific, complex EIAs for which expertise is not available in RDB or Rwanda.

The MoU expired in June 2017. The first MoU had yielded guidance on scoping and ESIA for the sector of waste water management and RDB wanted to extent this guidance to other sectors. A thorough institutional analysis has been conducted, giving enough basis for follow-up institutional strengthening. Despite an interest to continue the cooperation, RDB did not renew the MoU.


Parties concernées

Membres du groupe de travail

Roel Slootweg

Secrétaire technique: Gwen van Boven

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Pays: Rwanda

Mise à jour: 16 nov 2022