NCEA news 

January 2023

  • Review ESIA for hospital - Burkina Faso
  • SEA 25 year later: state of affairs
  • SEA around the world
  • ESY map available
  • New colleagues



Review ESIA for hospital - Burkina Faso

We published our advisory review on the ESIA and Livelihood Restoration Plan for a new hospital in the East of Burkina Faso, developed by the Ministry of Health. We are happy to hear that our recommendations were taken into account, including that additional discussions with women and ethnic Peulh will be conducted and that more information on conflict dynamics and waste management will be added.

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  Infographic SEA process Land Use

SEA 25 year later: state of affairs

The Sadler & Verheem 1996 report on ‘SEA – Status, Challenges and Future Directions’ documented the state of affairs in an early stage of its evolution. To mark the 25th anniversary of the report, we carried out a preliminary appraisal of changes that have occurred since then. This is reflected in a paper, recently published in IAPA. It is the first step in a wider process which should result in a future agenda for SEA development.

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SEA around the world

Towards the end of 2022, we started with an ambitious endeavour to assess the legal adoption of SEA around the world. With a team of six experts, we are in the process of making an inventory of the current status and hope to see some interesting trends. If you have questions on this project or if you have information on SEA adoption in your country, please contact Arend Kolhoff. 

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ESY map available

The ESY map is a tool developed by the NCEA and SAIEA, that aims to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of an ESIA system in a 3-day workshop using a standard set of questions . Since we received many compliments on the thoroughness and applicability of the questions, we decided to add a downloadable version on our website. We look forward to receiving your feedback!

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New colleagues!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome two new colleagues to our team:

  • Ms Simone Filippini (L) joined the consultative body of the NCEA's 7 (Vice-)Chairpersons and will specifically be in charge of all international activities. 
  • Ms Laurie Borrelli dos Reis (R), is our new Technical Secretary. She will be joining our West Africa team. 

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