12 April 2018

SEA for a land use plan of the Sourou in Mali


The Sourou is a landscape in Mali that revolves around the Sourou river. It suffers problems like unemployment, low productiveness, terrorism and increasing conflict over land. The Dutch embassy seeks to support the population to make a sustainable development plan. After an initial workshop in October, the local government have established a collective body which is represented by a steering group headed by the maire of Bankass village. The NCEA did in march 2018 a training for SEA of this plan.

12 April 2018

ESIA for Fomi-dam in Guinea

kaartje niger damThe Ministry for Environment of Guinea has asked NCEA’s independent advice on the ESIA for the Fomi dam in the Niger river. The Fomi dam is expected to enable irrigation, generate electricity and increase river navigability. However, there are also risks involved of downstream adverse impacts and impacts in the reservoir area. The (mandatory) ESIA is highly suitable for balancing all issues at stake, facilitating participation and guiding a transparent process. The NCEA's advice concerns the scoping-phase of the ESIA. 

06 April 2018

Utilising SEA in realising energy transitions

320px-Cleaning_solar_panelApril 6, 2018: In the context of the Tanzania Dutch Energy Capacity Building (TDECB) programme, Bobbi Schijf (NCEA) presented Dutch experiences with ESIA and SEA for Energy planning and utilising SEA in realising energy transitions. This topic is also addressed in our new Views and Experiences publication, which will be available in May.