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NCEA newsletter - June 2018

 

  • Environmental assessment and CBD - new capacity development initiative
  • National conference on sustainable development, Senegal
  • National workshop on SEA, Mozambique
  • Independent review impact assessments in Central Africa
  • Two new colleagues!
  • European General Data Protection Regulation: what does it mean for you?
 
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Environmental assessment and CBD - new capacity development initiative

12 years after the publication of the Biodiversity in EIA/SEA guidelines, it is time to move on to the next level. The CBD secretariat and the NCEA are jointly preparing a capacity development initiative to support parties as well as finance and business sectors to adopt and apply best practice SEA and EIA for the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. In preparation of the CoP in Cairo (November 2018), consultations are planned with key institutions and experts, corporate sector representatives, leading NGOs and others. More information can be obtained from Arend Kolhoff (akolhoff@eia.nl), technical secretary at the NCEA.   

 
  senegal oliegas conference

National conference on sustainable development, Senegal

Dakar, 29-31 May 2018. Together with the EPA of Ghana, the NCEA presented their experiences with SEA for the oil and gas sector in Ghana at the National Conference for Sustainable Development of Senegal. One of the conference conclusions - accepted by the prime minister - is to undertake an SEA for this sector in Senegal as well.  We very much support south-south knowledge sharing on this topic. 

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National workshop on SEA, Mozambique

Tete, 24-27 April 2018. As a follow-up of the first national workshop on SEA in august 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Land and Rural Development (MITADER) recently hosted a provincial workshop. The focus of this workshop was on capacity building and the role of various stakeholders. To that end the NCEA gave several presentations on SEA in practice. In addition, time was reserved for good discussions on the development of a national SEA guideline.

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Independent review impact assessments in Central Africa

Cameroon, 24-28 April 2018. In collaboration with its partner SEEAC, the NCEA will support COMIFAC - the union of ministers for the forestry and / or environment in Central Africa - with the establishment of institutions for the independent review of ESIA and SEA. This support is part of the  implementation of the 2016 EA directive to improve and harmonise impact assessment in Central Africa.   

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Two new colleagues!

We welcome two new colleagues to our team:  Giel Hendriks (l) has a master degree in Environmental & Infrastructure Planning with Water Management as expertise. Raised in Benin, he speaks fluent French. Previously he worked for the YEP Water traineeship and Eijkelkamp Soil and Water. He likes to combine his geographical background and his skills in water management to find sustainable solutions for (urban) landscapes in developing countries. 

Stephen Teeuwen (r) has master degrees in History and in International Relations and an advanced master track in International Development. He worked previously as a trainee for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on strategic planning and African foreign policy. Being raised in Afghanistan and having carried out research in Mali, he is passionate about international cooperation.

 

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European General Data Protection Regulation: what does it mean for you?

On the 25th of  May 2018, the new European “General Data Protection Regulation” came into effect. The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy or data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. Naturally, the NCEA will adhere to this GDPR. What does this means for you? 

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