ESIA system mapping in Togo accelerated Decree approval

April 2017 - TogoTogo has recently approved a Decree for environmental assessment. This is an important step towards improvement of the ESIA/SEA system: there is now a better legal basis that prescribes how environmental assessment should be undertaken when developing a project or plan.

At the request of the national ESIA authorities, a local partner of the NCEA, Dr. Karim Samoura, has applied the NCEA’s ‘ESIA system mapping’ method to Togo. The mapping significantly accelerated the approval of the Togolese legal framework. The NCEA itself currently has no partners in Togo as it is not a Dutch partner country.