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SADC – SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

The Southern African Development Community consists of the following 14 countries:

 

Lesotho Swaziland Mauritius Seychelles Angola Namibia South Africa Botswana Mozambique Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe Malawi DRC

SADC was established in April 1980 by Governments of the nine Southern African countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The formation of SADC was the culmination of a long process of consultations by the leaders of Southern Africa. Towards the end of the 1970's, it became clear to the leaders of the region that just having a national flag and a national anthem would not meet the needs of the people for improved living standards.

This part of the SAIEA Calabash Website contains links to SADC-specific EIA and public participation resources and information. If you do not find what you need, remember to also look under the International, Africa or country categories.

If you have any additional information and resources to contribute to this part of the Website, please contact us at the Calabash Website.

For SADC-specific information and resources, click on any of:

COUNTRY REPORT ON EIA

EIA AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: KEY CONCEPTS AND TOOLS

SOUTHERN AFRICA: AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENT

EIA IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: SUMMARY AND FUTURE FOCUS

PUBLIC PARTICPATION GUIDELINES
Guidelines on public participation in EIA and environmental management/protection – SADC specific
Guidelines on indigenous peoples/community participation
Generic public participation guidelines

EIA GUIDELINES AND APPLICABLE LAWS

RESOURCES: METHODOLOGIES, PRACTICAL EXAMPLES, CAPACITY BUILDING
Public participation resources – generic
Resources on public participation in EIA, environmental management and protection
Resources on capacity building, participatory development and community development and planning
Resources on EIA, environmental management and protection
Resources: libraries, networks, and discussion groups

CASE STUDIES

TRAINING

SADC PROTOCOLS, DECLARATIONS, CHARTERS, MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING, AGREEMENTS AND TREATIES

CONTACTS


COUNTRY REPORT ON EIAback to top EIA AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: KEY CONCEPTS AND TOOLSback to top SOUTHERN AFRICA: AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTback to top EIA IN Southern Africa: Summary and future focus Public Participation Guidelines back to top
Most public participation guidelines are not necessarily SADC-specific, or country-specific for that matter. Much of the available resources and information were generated internationally. However, most international resources are universally applicable or at least contain good guidelines or principles to go by. Therefore, if you do not find what you need under this part of the Website, remember to also look under the International, Africa or country categories.

Also, if you have materials to contribute, please contact us at the Calabash Website.

Click on the focus area you are interested in:

Guidelines on public participation in EIA and environmental management/protection – SADC specific back to top back to top Guidelines on indigenous peoples/community participation back to top Generic public participation guidelines back to top EIA GUIDELINES AND APPLICABLE LAWS
Environmental Impact Assessments are conducted all over the world to identify the potential negative and positive impacts of a proposed project, and to recommend mitigation measures to avoid or reduce potential negative impacts and enhance positive impacts. Almost every country has its own EIA guidelines and laws or regulations. There are also many generic EIA guidelines available internationally so remember to look under the International, Africa or country categories.

Also, if you have materials to contribute here, please contact us at the Calabash Website.

  • Situation Assessment of Participation of Civil Society in Environmental assessment in Southern Africa, an Assessment by the South African Institute for Environmental Assessment (SAIEA
    - Legal Framework
    - The Constitution
    - The Environmental Legislation
    - The EIA Process
    Draft Situation Assessment back to top RESOURCES: METHODOLOGIES, PRACTICAL EXAMPLES, CAPACITY BUILDING
    There are many practical resources for public participation and EIA available on the Internet, mostly from international sources. Below, we provide some specific to SADC. Where possible, we have grouped the resources. Also remember to look under the International, Africa or country categories for resources. Also, if you have materials to contribute to this part of the site, please contact us at the Calabash Website.

    Click on the focus area you are interested in:

  • Public participation resources - generic
  • Resources on public participation in EIA, environmental management and protection
  • Resources on capacity building, participatory development and community development and planning
  • Resources on EIA, environmental management and protection
  • Resources: libraries, networks, and discussion groups back to top Public participation resources – generic back to top Resources on public participation in EIA, environmental management and protection back to top Resources on participatory development and community development and planning
    Also remember to look under the International, Africa or country categories for resources. Also, if you have materials to contribute to this part of the site, please contact us at the Calabash Website.

    Resources on EIA, environmental management and protection

    Resources: libraries, networks, and discussion groups CASE STUDIES
    Many guidelines, manuals, toolkits and other public participation resources contain case studies. Here we list those that specifically draws attention to them in their website descriptions, but remember to look under other sites too, and remember to look under the Africa, International and specific country categories too. TRAINING
    Training in EIA and public participation is available from a variety of sources internationally, and also from within Africa and SADC. Below, we list some of them. Also check out the Websites of the contact organisations we list on this site. Some offer occasional training, or training coupled with their annual conferences. Also remember to look under the International, Africa or country categories (especially in South Africa) for training opportunities.

    If you have information on training courses to contribute here, please contact us at the Calabash Website.

    Click below for training:

  • Training in EIA
  • Training in public participation Training in EIA
    Also remember to look under the International, Africa or country categories for training opportunities, in particular the South African portion of this site. Also, if you have materials to contribute to this part of the site, please contact us at the Calabash Website.

    back to top Training in public participation
    The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) offers three certificate courses in public participation: Planning for effective Public Participation, Effective Communications for Public Participation and Techniques for Effective Public Participation. IAP2 Trainers are available in Africa and courses are presented in any country where sufficient interest is expressed. Have a look on the IAP2 Website. If training is not listed for the country you are in, contact the IAP2 Board member for Africa, Tisha Greyling, at tgreyling@golder.co.za.
    http://www.iap2.org

    SADC PROTOCOLS, DECLARATIONS, CHARTERS, MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING, AGREEMENTS AND TREATIES

    back to top CONTACTS
    The organisations in this contact list are listed alphabetically under the following categories:

  • SADC national contact points

  • Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) in SADC

  • Other contacts SADC national contact points back to top Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) in SADC Other contacts