Multi-annual cooperation with EIA agency Benin
On March 20, 2015, the NCEA and the EIA agency of Benin (ABE) signed an aide-mémoire. This is the first step towards a three-year cooperation programme to reinforce the EIA system of Benin. One of the first activities will be the development of a ten-year strategic plan. This more structured and formalised cooperation follows a number of ad-hoc support activities of the NCEA in Benin. These included cooperation on EIA in the oil/gas and hydropower sectors and advice on the environmental assessment decree that is currently under review by the council of ministers.