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Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

 

Capacity Development

in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)

This page presents information on activities to develop capacity to implement the UNECE Protocol on SEA in EECCA countries. The following subregional and national resources are available. Also presented below are links to other international organizations active in SEA capacity development in the subregion.

Reporting cooperation between EECCA States, UNECE and

 REC

 

blob Subregional overviews and briefing papers on capacity-development interventions:

Benefits of SEA
UNDP-REC brochure

PDF
ENG - RUS

Capacity-Development Needs for Implementation of the UNECE SEA Protocol: Subregional Overview of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
(July 2006, 2nd edition)

PDF
ENG - RUS

(1st edition)

PDF
ENG - RUS

SEA Protocol: Initial Capacity Development in Selected Countries of the Former Soviet Union
UNDP-REC-UNECE bulletin

PDF
ENG - RUS

Draft for consultation Proposed Subregional Initiatives to Support National Strategies for the Implementation of the SEA Protocol in EECCA
(July 2006, version 1)

PDF
ENG - RUS

Belgrade Initiative on SEA (Sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe", Belgrade, 10-12 October 2007)
ECE/BELGRADE.CONF/2007/18

PDF
ENG FRE RUS

more on the Initiative

web ENG - RUS

The Czech Republic has provided, through UNDP, training for trainers on SEA in the subregion - 22-26 October 2007, Prague - training report

PDF ENG    

Further training, provided by the Czech Republic through UNDP, for West Balkans countries, 22-26 September 2008, Prague - training report

PDF ENG    

InWEnt, through Adelphi Research, to provide national training on SEA and EIA in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, late 2008 / early 2009.

       

Further training, provided by the Czech Republic through UNDP, for Belarus, 17-21 August 2009, Prague

PDF ENG    
 
 
blob National documents (listed per country below):
 

National capacity-development needs assessments for Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

National (pilot) capacity-development activities

National capacity-development strategies for Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (and that for Georgia [1])

National activities implementing the strategy

Links to other national activities [2]

 

Armenia
Armenia

Capacity-building needs analysis
(revised 2006)

PDF
ENG RUS

(2005 version, not revised)

PDF
ENG RUS

Pilot project: SEA of the Yerevan City Master Plan

PDF
ENG Armenian

Capacity-development strategy
Draft July 2006

PDF
ENG RUS
  PDF Armenian

Strategy implementation activities

  -  

Other national activities: Netherlands EA Commission external link also active

     
 

Azerbaijan

Other national activities: UNDP external link / EnvSec external link project 2008-2009 "SEA - Promotion and Capacity Building" (including pilot SEA of the rehabilitation programme for the areas adjacent to Baku)

web ENG external link  
 

Belarus
Belorus

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

PDF
ENG RUS

Pilot project: SEA of the National Tourism Development Plan

PDF
ENG  

Capacity-development strategy
Draft May 2006
Concluding workshop

PDF
ENG RUS

Strategy implementation activities

  -  

Other national activities: UNDP/TACIS Project on Building capacity for Strategic Assessment and environmental conventions in Belarus

web ENG external link  
 

Concluding workshop for Belarus, held in Minsk on 21 March 2006:

Agenda

PDF
ENG RUS

Introduction to the UNECE Protocol on SEA, by Nick Bonvoisin, UNECE Espoo Convention Secretariat

PDF
ENG -

Presentation of the regional project on SEA, by Henrieta Martonakova, UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS

PDF
ENG RUS

Presentation of the pilot project in Belarus - Lessons learned, by Igor Tchoulba, National SEA Team Coordinator

PDF
- RUS

Evaluation of the pilot. Recommendations for the future SEA application in Belarus, by Ludmila Ivashechkina, Expert on Environmental Assessment; SEA team

PDF
- RUS

Integration of SEA into the existing environmental assessment and decision-making systems - feasibility and options, assumptions/preconditions, advantages and challenges, by Ausra Jurkeviciute, the REC

PDF
ENG RUS

Development of national strategies for capacity building for SEA in the selected EECCA countries, by Ausra Jurkeviciute, the REC

PDF
ENG RUS

Presentation of the National Strategy for Capacity Development for SEA in Belarus, by Alexandre Rachevsky, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus

PDF
- RUS
 

Georgia
Georgia

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

PDF
ENG RUS

Pilot project: Production of national capacity-development manual

PDF
ENG  

Presentation, 2005 [3]

PDF
ENG  

Capacity-development strategy
Introduction of SEA in Georgia: Draft Program for the period 2005-2009 - A framework for future SEA activities [1]

PDF
ENG  

Strategy implementation activities

  -  

Other national activities: Netherlands EA Commission external link and REC Caucasus external link also active; e.g. SEA of Waste Law, SEA for power sector

web ENG external link RUS external link
 

Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan

Other national activities: UNDP project 2008-2011 "Promote National Integrated Water Resources Management Planning and Transboundary Dialogue in Central Asia" , including SEA

web ENG external link  
 

Republic of Moldova
Republic of Moldova

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

PDF
ENG RUS

Pilot project: Production of national capacity-development manual

     

Presentation, 2005 [3]

PDF
ENG  

Capacity-development strategy
Draft May 2006

PDF
ENG RUS

Concluding workshop, 15 March 2006

web ENG external link  

Strategy implementation activities

  -  

Other national activities:

  -  
 

Ukraine
Ukraine

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

PDF
ENG RUS

Pilot project: Production of national capacity-development manual

     

Presentation, 2005 [3]

PDF
ENG  

Capacity-development strategy
Draft May 2006

PDF
ENG RUS
  PDF Ukrainian

Strategy implementation activities

  -  

Other national activities: UNDP external link / EnvSec external link project 2007-2008 "SEA and Autonomous Region of Crimea Regional Development Strategy to 2015" - UNDP Crimea Integration and Development Programme external link

  -  
 
 

blob Links to other international organizations active in SEA capacity development in the subregion

OECD/DAC Task Team on SEA (Good Practice Guidance on Applying SEA in Development Cooperation)

web ENG external link  

UNEP (Integrated Assessment & Planning)

web ENG external link  

Environment & Security Initiative (SEA - Promotion & Capacity Building)

web ENG external link  

World Bank

web ENG external link  

REC Caucasus (SEA Capacity Building in the South Caucasus: Towards a Coherent Strategy)

web ENG external link  

REC & Ecoline / EU & UNEP project on strengthening local planning in the Russian Federation through SEA

web ENG external link  
 

[1] Produced with assistance from the Netherlands Commission on Environmental Assessment external link, not in cooperation with UNECE, UNDP and REC.

[2] We would be happy to include information on other activities by countries and donors.

[3] Presentations on the national capacity-development materials, made at the International Association for Impact Assessment external link Conference on SEA, 27-30 September 2005, Prague