Capacity-building

This page presents information on activities to develop capacity to implement the UNECE Protocol on SEA in countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. 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.

In 2013-2016 UNECE is implementing a several capacity building activities on SEA in Eastern Europe and Caucasus, see the pages dedicated to Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood (EaP GREEN) programme.

Reporting cooperation between countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, UNECE and UNDP and the REC.

Subregional overviews and briefing papers on capacity-development interventions

Benefits of SEA
UNDP-REC brochure

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)

ENG -RUS

(1st edition)

ENG -RUS

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

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)

ENG -RUS

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

ENG FRERUS

more on the Initiative

ENG -RUS

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

ENG  

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

ENG  

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

    

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

ENG  
Training provided with the support of GIZ: Subregional training to provide assistance to countries of Central Asia in ratification of Protocol on SEA, 28 March - 1 April 2011, Almaty (Kazakhstan)ENG+RUS
National training provided with the support of GIZ: Workshop to strengthen capacity for the development of EIA and SEA systems in Uzbekistan, with sharing of experiences from other countries in the implementation of the Espoo Convention and in particular its Protocol on SEA, 9-12 November 2011, TashkentENG+RUS

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)

ENGRUS

(2005 version, not revised)

ENGRUS

Pilot project: SEA of the Yerevan City Master Plan

ENGArmenian

Capacity-development strategy
Draft July 2006

ENGRUS
 Armenian
National level training on SEA, workshop report (2013)ENGRUS

Strategy implementation activities

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Other national activities: Netherlands EA Commission  also active

   

Azerbaijan

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

ENG   

Belarus

Belorus

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

ENG RUS

Pilot project: SEA of the National Tourism Development Plan

ENG  

Capacity-development strategy
Draft May 2006
Concluding workshop

ENG RUS
Legislative review on SEA (2013)ENGRUS
Local level training on SEA, workshop report (2013)ENGRUS

Strategy implementation activities

 - 

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

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

Georgia

Georgia

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

ENGRUS

Pilot project: Production of national capacity-development manual

ENG 

Presentation, 2005 [3]

ENG 

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

ENG  

Strategy implementation activities

 - 

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

ENG
RUS

Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan

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

ENG  

Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

ENGRUS

Pilot project: Production of national capacity-development manual

   

Presentation, 2005 [3]

ENG 

Capacity-development strategy
Draft May 2006

ENGRUS

Concluding workshop, 15 March 2006

ENG  
Legislative review on SEA (2013)ENGRUS

Strategy implementation activities

 - 

Other national activities:

 - 

Ukraine

Ukraine

Capacity-building needs analysis
2004

ENGRUS

Pilot project: Production of national capacity-development manual

   

Presentation, 2005 [3]

ENG 

Capacity-development strategy
Draft May 2006

ENGRUS
 Ukrainian
National level training on SEA, workshop report (2013)ENG

Strategy implementation activities

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

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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)

ENG
 

UNEP (Integrated Assessment & Planning)

ENG
 

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

ENG 

World Bank

ENG
 

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

ENG
 

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

ENG
 

[1] Produced with assistance from the Netherlands Commission on Environmental Assessment , 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  Conference on SEA, 27-30 September 2005, Prague