27 November 2017
'ESIA system mapping' in Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, the NCEA supports the environmental ministry with an analysis of the ESIA system. This analysis is done through the NCEA’s ‘ESIA system mapping’ methodology and is done in a workshop with a variety of actors that play a role in the system. This facilitates discussions on which aspects of the system are strong and which aspects need to be strengthened. It helps to set priorities for improvement of the system.
The workshop in Ouagadougou was opened by the Minister of Environment, Mr Batio Nestor Bassiere. He emphasised the ambitions of his government to ‘go green’, as well as the importance of Dutch support in doing so.
13 November 2017
Two SEA events in Indonesia
In October the NCEA was in Indonesia to contribute to two SEA workshops. In the first, participants discussed options to improve stakeholder participation, which is a current challenge in SEA practice. One option is to expand the regulatory requirements for participation. Another to raise awareness on the benefits of participation. The NCEA and the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment shared experiences from the Netherlands.
The second workshop took place in Biak, Papua, and targeted local NGOs and district level government staff. Lessons learnt from SEAs in Indonesia were shared, and then used to make plans for NGO involvement in upcoming SEAs for the midterm plans of the Yapen and Waropen districts. This workshop was part of the IUCN/WWF “Shared Resources, Joint Solutions” programme.