406-i. Quick Scan (Review) of the ESIA Report on Development of the Port of Ziguinchor, Senegal

The Facility for Infrastructure Development (ORIO) requested the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) to perform a quick scan of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report on the (re)development of the port of Ziguinchor in the Casamance region of Senegal. The aim of this quick review was quality assurance.

Advisory reports and other documents

04 Nov 2014: Memorandum

Significant details

The NCEA checked whether the draft ESIA was in line with the national regulations, as well as with the IFC’s (International Finance Corporation) Performance Standard 1 on ESIA.

The NCEA observed that the structure of the ESIA report does not entirely follow the structure of the approved and validated Terms of Reference. Also technically, the contents of the ESIA is not complete. The NCEA recommends therefore, among others:

  • a revision of the current ESIA report. The information needs to be more efficiently selected and presented to allow informed decision making on the project. To this end, the report also needs to be complemented at the level of crucial components: project description including alternatives, impact identification and analysis, and public participation.
  • the integration in the final version of the ESIA report of a clear overview of impacts, mitigation measures, required capacity and finances for their implementation as well as indicators for monitoring, through an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and monitoring plan.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Technical secretary: Gwen van Boven

Further details

Country: Senegal

Last modified: 12 May 2015