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Training workshop on practical application of SEA in Armenia (scoping and baseline analysis) and Scoping Consultation Meeting

9 - 10 March 2016

Yerevan, Armenia

The training workshop on practical application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Armenia is organized by the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus (RECC) in the framework of the EU funded Programme ‘Greening the Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood’.

 

The aims of the workshop are:
· To raise awareness and build capacities of various stakeholders, decision-makers, national experts on SEA procedure developed under the new national legislation,
· To support implementation of the Pilot SEA of the “Strategic Development Plan, Road Map And Long Term Investment Plan For The Solid Waste Management Sector in Armenia” (‘Strategic Development Plan’), initiated by the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia  and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations of Armenia in order to examine the SEA provisions of the law of the Republic of Armenia on environmental impact assessment and expertise (hereinafter also the ‘Law’), and
· To provide the enhancement recommendations to the Law based on the provisions of the UNECE Protocol on SEA.

The participants of the workshop will get familiar with the SEA procedure as required by the national legislation and the Protocol on SEA; the roles and responsibilities envisioned under SEA for the national and local authorities as well as civil society;, methodological aspects of strategic environmental assessment for plan and programmes and approaches to preparation of the SEA scoping report.

The workshop will be delivered by the experts from the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, national SEA experts, the UNECE SEA international consultants, and experts from the Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus Armenia National Office. The workshop will deploy the format of interactive sessions with elements of practical case-based work.

Information about the event is also available here.

 

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Final agendaENG
ReportENG
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Presentations

Introduction to the EaP GREEN activities in Armenia and overview of the environmental assessment system reforms in Eastern Europe and Caucasus

Ms. Elena Santer, EaP GREEN Project Manager, UNECE Secretariat to the Espoo Convention and Protocol on SEA

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Introduction of the UNECE pilot SEA project: SEA for the Strategic Development Plan in Solid Waste Management Sector of Armenia

Ms. Nune Harutyunyan, National SEA Team Leader

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Introduction to SEA: key elements, actors and roles

Mr. Martin Smutny and Dr. Maia Gachechiladze-Bozhesku, International SEA Consultants to UNECE

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Presentation of the Waste management strategy and roadmap

Mr. Areg Barseghyan, Asian Development Bank

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Considering SEA in planning and decision-making

Mr. Martin Smutny and Dr. Maia Gachechiladze-Bozhesku, International SEA Consultants to UNECE

ENGARM

Scoping and baseline analysis in SEA

Mr. Martin Smutny and Dr. Maia Gachechiladze-Bozhesku, International SEA Consultants to UNECE

ENGARM

Preliminary results of the SEA baseline analysis of the Strategic Development Plan in Solid Waste Management Sector of Armenia

·         Key findings

·         Main challenges and difficulties

·         Scope for further SEA analyses

To be presented by the national SEA experts

-          Ms. Azganush Drnoyan, Legal expert

-          Mr. Ashot Hovhannisyan, Socio-economic expert

-          Mr. Gagik Manucharyan, Air/Biodiversity/Climate change expert

-          Mr. Sergey Karapetyan, Health expert

-          Ms. Lusine Taslakyan, Water and Groundwater expert

-          Mr. Davit Androyan, Land and Soil expert

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why and how to prepare the SEA Scoping Report?

Mr. Martin Smutny and Dr. Maia Gachechiladze-Bozhesku, International SEA Consultants to UNECE

ENG

Scoping Consultation Meeting

Introduction of the EaP GREEN Program and UNECE pilot SEA project

Mr. Martin Smutny, International SEA Consultant to UNECE

ENG

SEA and Scoping in SEA: brief insights 

Dr. Maia Gachechiladze-Bozhesku, International SEA Consultants to UNECE

ENG