Day 1

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Day 1 Theme: Why Does USAID Have Environmental Procedures & How Do I Respond?
Module 1: Opening, Introductions and Expectations
  • Deputy Mission Director’s Opening Talking Points (Botswana Course, 2005)
Participant Introductions
  • List of Participants (Botswana Course, 2005)
  • Participant Country Presentations (Botswana Course, 2005) [Note: these are typically presented during one of the course’s lunch breaks.]
    • Environmental Changes in Northern Uganda As a Result of the LRA Conflict [Note: PowerPoint file is 21MB & PDF file is 13MB]
    • Uganda QENP Presentation [Note: PowerPoint file is 2.6MB]
    • Kenya Sera Conservancy [Note: PowerPoint file is 5.4MB]
Review Objectives and Agenda
  • Final Agenda for 2005 Botswana Course
Facilitator & Participant Expectations
Venue/Facilities/Logistics Information
Training Course Pre-Test
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Module 2: Motivation and Rationale for Environmentally Sound Design (ESD)
Overhead Presentations:
  • Why Assess? Motivation for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Regulation 216
  • EIA and Regulation 216: Why Bother? (A Summary)
  • Principles of Environmentally Sound Design
Supporting Materials:
  • Environmentally Sound Design Chapter from EGSSAA (September 2004)
  • USAID LAC Training in Regulation 216 (English, December 2004) [Note: PDF is 4MB and PowerPoint is 44MB.]
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Module 3: Key Concepts for Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA)
Overhead Presentations:
  • EIA Overview
  • EIA Information Requirements and Tools
  • Mitigation and Monitoring
Supporting Materials:
  • Indicative List of Environmental Factors to Be Monitored (World Bank)
  • Checklist of Environmental Characteristics (Republic of South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs, 1992)
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Module 4A: Basic USAID Procedures
  • Overhead Presentations:
  • USAID Environmental Procedures Overview
  • Getting Started with the Environmental Procedures Training Manual (Introduction to EPTM Chapter 2)
Supporting Materials:
  • Environmental Procedures Training Manual (March 2005)
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Module 4B: Basic USAID Procedures (Group Exercises &Reporting;)
Supporting Materials:
  • Screening and Categorization (Group Exercises Handout)
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Module 5: USAID Documentation
Overhead Presentations:
  • Required Environmental Documentation: EPTM Chapter 3
  • The Environmental Status Report for PL 480 Title II Activities
  • PL 480 Title II Interim Guidelines: Development-Relief (Overview Presentation) [Note: PowerPoint file is 2.8MB]
  • USAID Environmental Procedures Applied to Subgrant or “Umbrella” Projects
Supporting Materials:
  • Title II Food for Peace Guidance
    • PL 480 Title II: Program Policies, Proposal Guidelines and Bulletins (USAID web site)[click hyperlink for most updated versions, including of items below, because they are being updated in 2005]
    • PL 480 Title II Program Policies and Proposal Interim Guidelines (March 2005)
    • Annex A: Multi-Year Assistance Program (MYAP) Proposal Application Format
    • Annex D: Environmental Review and Compliance Information (From DAP 2005 Guidelines)
    • Draft SYAP-MYAP Environmental Guidelines Updates [Forthcoming]
Food for Peace Information Bulletin 04-04 Regarding USAID Environmental Procedures Compliance and FFP Programs (May 12, 2004)
Guidance Notes for FFPIB 04-04 (May 24, 2004)
USAID Disaster Assistance Resources
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Module 6: Capacity-Building / Building a Community of Practice
Discussion: Developing a Strong Community of Practice for USAID Environmental Compliance Practitioners (no overheads or background documents)
USAID Environmental Compliance Officers
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