Workshop on ESIA review in Uganda
Projects in the petroleum sector often have a variety of environmental and social effects. These effects are addressed in ESIAs. To judge whether or not all effects have sufficiently been taken into account in the ESIA, the ESIA reviewers need specific expertise. For this reason, the NCEA organised a workshop for 16 representatives of environmental institutions in Uganda. The workshop aimed to develop their capacity in technical review of ESIAs for petroleum projects. Presentations were given by the NCEA and the National Environmental Agency of Norway, and participants did review assignments based on ESIA reports from the petroleum sector.