SEA for Rukwa-Katavi landscape, Tanzania

September 2017 - TanzaniaIn the Rukwa–Katavi landscape in Tanzania, local stakeholders are looking for ways to better manage development in their area. Major projects are planned in and around the area, and pressure on for example water resources is increasing. SEA can be a useful tool to support planning here. It helps to integrate environmental and social concerns into decision-making, to identify alternatives to achieve plan objectives, and it provides a platform for stakeholder dialogues on the best options. SEA is also a requirement for planning under Tanzanian law. In September a four-day workshop was held in Mbeya to build understanding of SEA and identify opportunities for application in the landscape.