Online roundtable conference: Harmonizing EIA process in Asia and Africa

Note: Participation is through invite only

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is considered to be an important prerequisite in Asian and African countries in terms of environmental protection. It is also being used as an effective tool to measure environmental compliance of industries and other operational projects. However, it is observed that EIA faces two major drawbacks that held it back from reaching its maximum potential- one, limitations with the process itself and second, lack of actual ground implementation.

One of the key limitations in the process is the lack of any rationale for screening of projects. The absence of this aspect leads to ambiguity in decision regarding projects which necessitates EIA studies. The other elements include lenient monitoring and compliance mechanism and deficiency in disseminating information on public domain.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has always argued that these factors, when strengthened, can prove useful in delivering anticipated results from EIA. With an aim to deliberate on this issue, CSE is organizing an online roundtable for an international exchange of practices followed in different Asian and African countries and to discuss the way forward in making environmental compliance more transparent and meaningful. 

Speakers
 
Nivit Kumar Yadav
Programme Director
Industrial Pollution
CSE
Ishita Garg
Deputy Programme Manager
CSE
Anubha Aggarwal
Programme Officer
CSE
Marrian Mutete Kioko Mutinda
Chief Environmental Officer-EIA,
National Environmental
Management Authority,
Kenya
P.V.A Shantha
Deputy Director,
Central Environmental Authority,
Srilanka
Kusala Mahalekama
Deputy Director-EIA,
Central Environmental Authority,
Srilanka
Tshering Dorji
Deputy Chief Environment Officer
National Environment C
ommission, Bhutan
Tshering Choden
Senior Environment Officer,
National Environment
Commission, Bhutan
Constantino Mwembela
Manager-EIA
Zambia Environment Management Agency,
Zambia

 

Chrispine Simwanza
Manager Operations-
Northern Regional Office,
Zambia Environment
Management Agency, Zambia
Salvo Tchamo
Ministry of Land and Environment,
Mozambique
Rossana Luis
EIA Expert
Ministry of Land and Environment,
Mozambique
Saima Angula
Deputy Director-EIA,
Ministry of Environment,
Forestry and Tourism,
Namibia
Hiskia Mbura
Senior Conservation Scientist,
Ministry of Environment,
Forestry and Tourism,
Namibia
Ebenezer Appah-Sampong
Deputy Executive Director,
Environment Protection Agency,
Ghana
Samuel G. Mafwenga
Director General,
National Environment
Management Council,
Tanzania
Tolosa Yadesa
Director- Environment and
Social Impact Assessment
Directorate, Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Commission,
Ethiopia
Wondimagegn Zemedkun
Senior Expert-Environment and
Social Impact Assessment,
Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Commission,
Ethiopia
Masud Iqbal Md. Shameem
Director-Environmental Clearance,
Department of Environment,
Bangladesh
Md. Mahbubur Rahman Khan
Assistant Director- Environmental
Clearance,
Department of Environment,
Bangladesh
Indu Bikra Joshi
Deputy Director General,
Department of Environment,
Nepal
Robert Wabunoh
UNEP
Marteen Smies
EIS/EHS Expert,
YoungProfsNet
Audrey Quarcoo
Director-Client Service,
Environment Protection
Agency, Ghana

 

For details, Kindly contact:

Ishita Garg
Deputy Programme Manager
Industrial Pollution Unit
ishita.garg@cseindia.org
+91-9899676011

Anubha Aggarwal
Programme Officer
Industrial Pollution Unit
anubha.aggarwal@cseindia.org
+91-9717870585

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