New E(S)IA regulations and a public participation workshop in Zanzibar
The NCEA visited Zanzibar (15-19 February) to work on finalization of the new E(S)IA regulations and to organise a workshop on public participation (PP) in E(S)IA. Work on the regulations was done with staff from the Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) and the Department of Environment (DoE). The workshop focused on the responsible parties for public participation, including ZEMA/DoE, other government institutes, and E(S)IA consultants. The case of the Amber resort was used to prepare a PP plan, to analyse the quality of PP in this case, and to review the E(S)IA with a focus on PP.