Ethiopia: How to make ESIA effective in practice?
How to make ESIA effective in practice? In the coming year, that will be the focal point in our cooperation with Amhara Regional State. A recently held 3-day needs assessment with regional, zonal and municipal-level environmental protection staff revealed a large gap between theory and practice. On paper the ESIA system is quite well developed, in practice the procedure is hardly followed. With tailor-made and practical hands-on training we are looking forward to support more effective ESIA implementation.