Mobilising civil society for new SEA regulations in Uganda
Civil society organisations play a key role in mobilising stakeholders around ESIA and SEA. In the current development of SEA regulations and guidelines in Uganda, CSOs can both provide their own input and make local communities aware of the possibility to exert influence. In order to do so, CSOs need to have basic knowledge of the principles and purposes of SEA. This was the topic of an NCEA training for 25 members of Ugandan CSOs, in the framework of the IUCN-NL ‘Shared Resources, Joint Solutions’ programme. A combination of information and hands-on assignments helped participants to understand ESIA and SEA.