7236. Support to an SEA for the Sourou area in Mali

Training of local and national actors in SEA as a tool in the landscape approach, followed by independent scoping advice, and later coaching, of an SEA for the local governments in the Sourou area in Mali. With help from the Dutch embassy, the local authorities adopted a sustainable development plan. The plan was developed by a team that iterated planning decisions with assessment.  

Advisory reports and other documents

-: Other
Atelier d’évaluation septembre 2019.pdf
16 May 2018: Memorandum
7236 L'état des lieux Plan de Développement Intégré et Durable du Sourou (PDIDS)
03 Dec 2018: Memorandum
7236 Avis de Cadrage l'EES du Programme de Developpement Durable de la Zone du Sourou

Significant details

The Sourou area in Mali, bordering Burkina Faso with which it shares the Sourou river, has complex challenges of employment, land degradation, climate change, water management, land management, conflict and migration. In June 2017, actors from the area were invited by IUCN and NCEA to a landscape and SEA approach training in Burkina Faso. Later these actors requested the NCEA to do a similar training in Mopti, capital of the Malinese région where also the Sourou area is located. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bamako facilitated a series of trainings done by NCEA with the aim to look for joint, SEA-informed, action for the Sourou. An NCEA advice on this process to the parties was published on 16 May 2018 ("Etat des lieux"). The local governments of the Sourou area erected an "inter collectivité" (a formal collaborative body) as competent authority for a plan for sustainable development of the Sourou region, and to do an SEA to inform the plan. The governor of the Mopti region, who had approved the "inter-collectivité du Sourou", requested the NCEA to support the further SEA process. The SEA procedure started in September 2018. NCEA published a scoping advice in december 2018 (Avis de cadrage). After that, it coached the steering committee of the plan in making informed decisions. In May 2019, the SEA was approved by the interministerial SEA commission and the PDIDS was adopted by the intercollectivité du Sourou. In June, the minister for environment issued the permit, sanctioning the SEA as well as the decentralized plan on behalf of the national government. In september 2019, the actors jointly evaluated the process and shared recommendations with donors in Bamako.
 (in French)

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Cecilia Borgia
Hendrik (Erik) Zigterman

Chair: Tanya van Gool
Technical secretary: Edy Blom

Further details

Country: Burkina Faso; Mali

Last modified: 03 Feb 2022