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NCEA newsletter - April 2018

  Tanya van Gool 13.18.4530.3

New vice-chair NCEA international

We would like to welcome Ms Tanya van Gool as our new vice-chair at the NCEA. She succeeds Mr. Rudy Rabbinge, who retired after nine years of very much appreciated service. Tanya van Gool, joining the team of 7 (vice-)chairs of the Commission, will mainly be involved with our international activities. She has a long state of service working for the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs. Among her many duties, she was an ambassador in Bolivia, Kenya, Surinam, Romania, a permanent representative at the UNEP and special envoy for sustainable development. She also represented the European Union as an ambassador in Colombia. Her international and diplomatic experience will be a great asset to our international team. We are looking forward to working with her! 

  kenya bezoek arend maart 2018

SEA land use planning Nyando Delta, Kenya

March 21st, Arend Kolhoff (NCEA) visited the Nyando Delta bordering Lake Victoria, where an SEA will start for a land use planning process. We will advise in the scoping phase and inform the SEA team about international good practice, with a special focus on the ecosystem services valuation approach. 

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  picto document

Kenyan draft SEA / EIA regulation discussed

During a national SEA seminar organised by NEMA on March 22nd,  the draft regulation on ESIA and SEA was discussed. The NCEA, involved with the SEA part of the regulation, presented its findings at the seminar. In the coming weeks NEMA will adjust the regulation based upon all comments they have received.   

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  SJRS philippijnen

SEA land use planning Zamboanga del Norte, The Philippines

Government agencies in District 1 of the Zamboanga del Norte  province would like to carry out an SEA for their land use planning. To kick off and enable this SEA, Rob Verheem (NCEA) facilitated a one-week workshop (12-17 March) with 50 participants from local and provincial government, CSOs and academia. In cooperation with IUCN-NL, our support for this SEA is part of the elaborate Shared Resources Joint Solution programme. 

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  SJRS Ghana

CSOs engagement in SEA in Ghana

The Ghanaian government has various investments in the field of mining and oil & gas. Inhabitants and CSOs are concerned about the environmental and social impacts. SEA is specifically suitable to balance all interests at stake. Therefore, as part of the SRJS programme (IUCN-NL), the NCEA organised a workshop (19-24 March) on stakeholder engagement, reviewing SEA processes and reports. After a week full of lively exchange and discussions, the CSOs decided to link their lobby and advocacy work more to SEA. 

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