Introduction

In August 2018, Rwanda published a new Environment Law which regulates both EIA and SEA. Ministerial orders setting the procedures for both instruments are currently being developed.

With the Organic Law (No. 04/2005) EIA was first introduced into legislation in Rwanda. The EIA Guidelines of 2006 and the Ministerial Orders No 003/004 issued in 2008 specified the EIA procedures. In 2011, SEA Guidelines were issued by REMA. 


The Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) is the central authority responsible for implementing EIA and SEA. However in 2008, REMA transferred its competencies regarding the management of the EIA process to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

Environment Law of 2018: https://rema.gov.rw/fileadmin/templates/Documents/Law_on_environment.pdf


News

ESIA for ports in Lake Kivu - Rwanda

Webpages | 13-05-2019

ESIA for ports in Lake Kivu - Rwanda

Lake Kivu, 13-16 May 2019 - As part of the Dutch funded DRIVE facility, the NCEA has been requested to review an ESIA for four small ports along Lake…

National SEA seminars with SEA training alumni

Webpages | 11-03-2019

National SEA seminars with SEA training alumni

In the past weeks, the NCEA staff joined SIDA/Niras in some of their closing seminars of the international Strategic Environmental Assessment training…

SEA review workshop in Rwanda

Webpages | 20-11-2018

SEA review workshop in Rwanda

12-16 November, Rubavu - Rwanda is in the process of regulating SEA. The environment agency REMA has asked the NCEA to help develop its capacity to…

Rwanda adopted new Environmental Law

Webpages | 18-10-2018

Rwanda adopted new Environmental Law

Rwanda adopted its new Environment Law this August, which paves the way for a revision of Ministerial Orders on EIA and SEA.

Exciting times for ESIA / SEA in Rwanda

Webpages | 01-02-2018

Exciting times for ESIA / SEA in Rwanda

The new Environment Law - with chapters on ESIA and SEA - is now being discussed in parliament. When the law is adopted, SEA will be officially…

SEA course in Stockholm

Webpages | 14-12-2016

SEA course in Stockholm

During an SEA course in Stockholm, the NCEA gave a presentation on its international activities and presented an SEA case. The case provided…

Catchment planning and SEA workshop in Rwanda

Webpages | 12-10-2016

Catchment planning and SEA workshop in Rwanda

From October 4-6, the NCEA was present at an integrated catchment planning and SEA workshop in Musanze, Rwanda. In this workshop, Catchment Taskforce…

Consultation of stakeholders for SEA for a catchment plan in Rwanda

Webpages | 06-04-2016

Consultation of stakeholders for SEA for a catchment plan in Rwanda

The NCEA facilitated a consultation of stakeholders from Sebeya catchment in Rwanda. This consultation is part of scoping for the SEA for the new…

National Workshop on SEA for IWRM

Webpages | 26-10-2015

National Workshop on SEA for IWRM

National Workshop on SEA for IWRM

NCEA's visit to Rwanda

Webpages | 26-01-2015

NCEA's visit to Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda – 26-28 January 2015. The NCEA visited Kigali to follow up on several leads. The Netherlands Embassy is about to embark on a large…

NCEA contributions to SEA training for energy sector

Webpages | 15-12-2014

NCEA contributions to SEA training for energy sector

The NCEA contributed to an SEA training in Gothenburg on December 5th. This training was the start of a 1,5 year programme for 30…

standaard foto

Webpages | 20-01-2014

New MoUs with EIA associations in Burundi and Rwanda

EIA associations can play an important role within EIA systems. The NCEA will continue to support EIA associations in Burundi and Rwanda, following the…

Evaluation 5 year capacity development Central Africa

Webpages | 21-08-2013

Evaluation 5 year capacity development Central Africa

After 5 year capacity development on strenthening EIA systems in Central Africa, it is time to evaluate. Has progress been made? What has changed and…

standaard foto

Webpages | 15-06-2013

SEA for IWRM Programme Dutch Embassy Rwanda

The Dutch Embassy in Rwanda is in the process of carrying out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for its IWRM (Integrated Water Resource…

Tour of the Central Africa Region

Webpages | 04-03-2013

Tour of the Central Africa Region

January – February, Central Africa region - for NCEA’s Central Africa programme, the year started with a monitoring and planning visit to…

SEA for IWRM programme in Rwanda

Webpages | 02-12-2012

SEA for IWRM programme in Rwanda

Kigali/Kibuye, Rwanda – 2-7 December 2012. An NCEA expert group visited Rwanda, requested by the Netherlands Embassy, to advise on the scoping…