Screening and public participation in ESIA legal framework of Burundi

13 August 2014

Burundi is currently revising its legalBurundi 08-14 framework for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). As part of a series of workshops that started in April this year, the NCEA facilitated another session in August with senior officials from the Environmental Ministry (MEEATU). Participants collaboratively developed a screening form and updated the lists of projects for which ESIA is required. Moreover, public participation during the ESIA procedure was discussed, and participants developed elements for the new  legal text on this topic.