Signing agreement for SEA land use planning Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippines
On 20 sept, 2018, the Dutch Embassy in Manilla hosted the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for comprehensive land use planning. This is an agreement between the Province of Zamboanga del Norte, led by Gov. Roberto Uy, the mayors of the 8 communities of District 1 and the Partnership for Rural and Technical Services (PARTS) to carry out the first ever Philippine led SEA for land-use planning. The voluntary SEA takes place within the Shared Resources Joint Solutions programme of IUCN NL and is supported by the NCEA.