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Local level training workshop on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Belarus

7 - 9 October 2013

Gomel (Belarus)

Three training workshops on SEA were organized in three border provinces of Belarus. The workshops aimed to enhance understanding of and strengthen capacity for the implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, and in particular the Convention’s Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment, in Belarus. Objective of the workshops is to improve participants understanding of the benefits of and possibilities for using SEA as a tool in strategic decision making and to enable participants to independently utilize SEA in their own work.

The workshops were organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, UNEP, UNDP and UNECE in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative (EnvSec) project  “Managing Environmental Security Risks with EIA and SEA”, and the “Greening economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) Programme.

List of participantsENG
Introduction to the workshop
Minna Torkkeli, Espoo Convention secretariat
Introduction to the Espoo Convention and to its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
Minna Torkkeli, Espoo Convention secretariat
Current status and development of SEA in Belarus
Larysa Pankrutskaya, national SEA expert
Training materials
Handouts for participants, including case workENGRUS
SEA training manual, power pointsENGRUS