Four year EIA capacity development in Pakistan, what are the results?
The National Impact Assessment Programme of Pakistan has come to a close. This programme, which was funded by the Dutch embassy, ran for over four years, and supported the implementation of EIA as well as the introduction of SEA. The NCEA provided technical support. Between March and April 2014 the NCEA undertook a series of EIA mappings to document changes that have taken place during the programme in EIA regulation and practice in each of the provinces of Pakistan. The results of the mapping will also help environmental agencies to prioritise future actions in EIA. The NCEA jointly facilitated the mapping workshops with a team of enthusiastic young Pakistani professionals.