Over 12–13 April 2007, CLEAA and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) co-sponsored an experts’ workshop on the effectiveness of EIA systems in Africa, with a special focus on issues of the quality and financial sustainability of EIA review, follow-up and compliance. Effective EIA systems are essential to sound environmental governance and sustainable development in Africa, and these issues in particular are challenges to EIA effectiveness on much of the continent. The workshop brought together regulators, practitioners, donors, and partner institutions engaged in efforts to increase EIA effectiveness on the continent.
An ENCAP grant to IUCN/EARO funded the CLEAA contributions to the workshop. Additional support was provided by ECA, the co-sponsor, and the Government of the Netherlands.