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NCEA Newsletter - May 2020

  • Corona virus and NCEA activities
  • Webinar: Presentation of cases on environmental assessment for sustainable development in West Africa
  • SEA introduction workshop - Cambodia
  • Review scoping ESIA for Gelephu River rehabilitation - Bhutan
  • Animation on the scoping phase in the ESIA process
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Coronavirus and NCEA activities

In light of the Corona (COVID-19) pandemic and following government instructions, the secretariat of the NCEA will be operating a ‘virtual’ office until further notice. Wherever possible, we are replacing our on-site presence by online methods, such as organising webinars (see news item below) and developing online workshop modules. 

We wish you all the best in these challenging times and look forward to seeing you face-to-face in the near future.

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Webinar 3 June: Presentation of cases on Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Development

On the 3rd of June, the NCEA, will host a webinar entitled 'Environmental Assessment: an opportunity for Sustainable Development in West Africa?' in cooperation with SIFEE and WAAEE. Practitioners from Mali, Guinea and Senegal will discuss specific cases. Language is French. More information and a link for free registration can be found on the dedicated webpage.   

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SEA introduction workshop - Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 9-13 March - In cooperation with IUCN-NL, the NCEA gave an introduction workshop on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for stakeholders in the Mekong Flooded Forest Landscape in Cambodia. The participants consisted of regional authorities and NGO's. On the basis of presented SEA cases, the participants discussed if and how SEA could contribute to strategic planning at regional level. Very timely, if the current draft Environmental and Natural Resource Code will be accepted.... 

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Review scoping ESIA for Gelephu river rehabilitation - Bhutan

Bhutan - 1-13 February - Uncontrolled sediment mining may have considerable impact on interventions of the Gelephu river rehabilitation project. This should therefore be addressed in the ESIA. This is one of the recommendations in our review of the ESIA scoping report. At the request of the Dutch RVO Agency - which partly funds this project - the NCEA visited Bhutan and discussed the scoping report with all relevant stakeholders. Our full advice will be available on our website shortly . 

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Short animation on the scoping phase of the ESIA process

We are happy to present to you the first animation as part of a series of six, on the subject of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment process. This first animation shows a short introduction of the scoping phase, the 2nd step in the ESIA process. An animation on the first step 'screening', will follow shortly. The animations are available in English and French and can be viewed and downloaded from our YouTube channel. 

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