Strategic Environmental Assessment
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) extends the principles of environmental impact assessment (ESIA) to the higher, pre-project level of decision-making. It plays a vital role in analyzing and addressing the environmental effects of policies, plans, programs, and strategic actions. Professionals involved in EIA practice require a comprehensive appreciation of SEA and its contributions to informed decision-making, environmental protection, and sustainable development.
This programme provides the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate SEA complexities. Participants will explore SEA principles, methodologies, and its integration into EIA practice. By applying academic insights, they will learn to effectively incorporate environmental considerations into strategic actions, promoting sustainability in decision-making.
By gaining expertise in SEA, participants will contribute to informed decision-making processes and advance environmental protection and sustainable development goals.
Central & Local Government officials involved in the formulation, planning and implementation of economy-wide policies, strategies, programmes, plans, and legislation. These include officials working in Government ministries/departments such as environment, natural resources, economic planning, tourism, mining, energy, infrastructure, roads, agriculture, water, defense, local government, parastatals and regulatory agencies. officials in the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) practice are eligible to attend the course.
At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
- Review the rationale and objectives of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA);
- Analyze the institutional arrangements required to undertake SEA;
- Assess the scope of application of SEA in relation to levels and types of decision-making;
- Examine the key principles of SEA and elements of good practice;
- Apply the process, procedures and methods that are used to carry out SEA good practice;
- Document all this in SEA reports, and through stakeholder consultation, implement, review & monitor progress.