New MoUs with EIA associations in Burundi and Rwanda

January 2014 – Burundi/Rwanda. From 2008 till the end of 2013 the NCEA assisted the national EIA associations of Burundi (ABEIE) andRwanda(APEIER) in the context of the regional support programme for EIA associations in Central Africa (PAANEEAC). Like other countries in the region,BurundiandRwanda’s EIA systems are relatively young and need further strengthening. Both ABEIE and APEIER can play an important role within their system as centres of expertise and partners to the responsible EIA administrations.  They asked the NCEA for further technical assistance. This resulted in a MoU for the period 2014-2018 with each of the associations.