SEA

SEA Definition
SEA is a tool to evaluate potential environmental, social and economic impacts of proposed Policies, Plans or Programs (PPP) to ensure that identified issues are fully studied and appropriately addressed at the earliest stage of planning and decision-making.

The SEA Study for NIUPLAN is to be conducted between April 2013 to April 2014 as per the Study (WorkPlan)

The SEA Study will be reviewed by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) for approval prior to launch of the NIUPLAN.

SEA Approval Process
1) Screening: NEMA determining the need for SEA
2) Scoping: Ministry/Institution and SEA Expert submit SEA scoping report to NEMA for approval
3) Submission of Draft SEA report to NEMA for approval
4) Review of Draft Report by TAC and other stakeholders
5) Correction/realignment of the document by SEA team NEMA
6) Stakeholder validation meeting coordinated by NEMA
7) Submission of SEA final report to NEMA
8) Final decision is reached by NEMA
9) Monitoring and Evaluation

2) Objectives
Legal requirements

  • Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA 1999).
  • NEMA SEA guidelines 2013

Study objectives

  • To identify environmental, social and economic impacts of the integrated urban master plan;
  • To support sustainable development, based on ecological safety and environmental limitations;
  • To ensure assessment of possible risks for natural disasters and emergencies;
  • To provide opportunities for public notification and participation;
  • To recommend appropriate training and capacity building for environmental management.
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