Professional Development (PD)
- Providing practical EIA training and experience for promising young African professionals;
- Linking these individuals to national, regional, and international EIA professional networks; and
- Strengthening regional EIA networks in Africa.
Program fellows learn by doing, participating in a professional EIA team, applied training and/or appropriately tailored engagement for a period of 2 to 6 months to gain practical EIA experience in specialized fields of their own choosing. The fellowships cover travel, lodging, meals, and other associated expenses during this period.
2007-2009 SIDA PD Fellows
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has entered into an agreement with IUCN/EARO to fund 16 fellows in Eastern and Southern Africa over two years (8 per year). Up to eight PD opportunities will this time be awarded through competitive selection.
Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA), with financial support from Swedish International development Agency (SIDA), is launching a fourth round of fellowships for promising environmental assessment professions from Eastern and Southern Africa. CLEAA works in partnership with various environmental assessment leaders nationally, regionally and globally, to promote and enhance Africa’s capacity in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), for better environmental governance and sustainable development.
The overall goal of the program is to enhance EIA capacity through learning-by-doing, and to strengthen professional environmental assessment networks in the regions. Eight PD fellowships will be awarded through a highly competitive process. The application is opened for six weeks and the deadline will be on the 9th November 2007.
Please visit http://www.ira-eaaia.org and www.saiea.org or contact Eva Kassara by email on Eva.Kassara@iucn.org for further information on the program, application guidelines and call for expression of interest for the host institutions.
Via a grant to IUCN/EARO, ENCAP is funding 5 recipients of the 2007 PD Fellowship. Fellows have been selected and will be contacted and placed over the coming weeks. The program will again be administered by IUCN/EARO (host organization for the EAAIA) and SAIEA.
Out of 81 applicants, seven fellows were chosen and participated in the second year of the program (2004-2005). These fellows were involved in projects in Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, and Zambia. One fellow was able to complete a diploma course on Environmental Management at Galillee College, Israel. Four fellows had the opportunity to attend and present at the 25th IAIA annual conference in Boston, USA.
- Program 2004-2005 final report (PDF, 522K) (Word, 1.7M)
- IAIA 2005 participation report (PDF, 77K) (Word, 91K)
- Program evaluations by fellows (PDF, ) (Word, )
Pilot Program (2001-2002)
Out of 47 applicants, eight fellows (pictured below) were selected to participate in the pilot program (2001-2002). The fellows worked on projects in Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa. Six fellows attended the IAIA annual conference in 2002 at The Hague, Netherlands.
(Click photo for larger version.) Picture taken at the launching workshop for the Eastern African Association of Impact Assessment (EAAIA), Nairobi, Kenya. 10-11 December 2001. Front row, left to right: Ratidzayi Takawira (Zimbabwe); David Kinyua (Kenya); Abida Zena Jamal (Mozambique); Alexander Chambi (Tanzania); Emma Kambewa (Malawi); Jamare Jamare (Zimbabwe); Agnes Mwakaje (Tanzania); Justin Kabuiku Miano (Kenya). Back row, left to right: Walter Knausenberger, USAID/REDSO; Abdulrahman Issa, IUCN-EARO; Peter Acquah, CLEIAA; Raphael Mwalyosi, IRA Univ Dar Es Salaam. (*CLEAA was formerly CLEIAA)
For more information about this program, and to learn about future opportunities that may be generated through it, please contact someone in the relevant organizations: