What's New?

A listing of projects for which public comments are currently invited can be found on the ECC Portal of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (http://eia.met.gov.na), as well as information on the Environmental Clearance process, EIA procedures, downloadable files etc.

All projects - including those that were previously listed on the ECC Portal but have been removed - can be accessed on the eLibrary of the EIS.

Outputs from 2016 mini conference

Presentations from the mini-conference are available to download as a compiled pdf of presentations. The pdf includes:

  • A method for implementing the mitigation hierarchy, Nigel Rossouw: Shell South Africa Integrated Gas Ventures
  • Present and Future Water Resources Limitations in Central Namibia, AC Mostert: NamWater
  • In support of resilience …  lessons from resettlement in Malawi, Liza van der Merwe: Resettlement Specialist
  • The Effectiveness of Namibia’s EIA System, Mr Sheldon Husselmann: Urban Green cc
  • Practical implementation and operation of renewable projects, Mr Stephan Bezuidenhout: Environmental Compliance Consultancy


Other outputs are available in this compiled PDF of AGM Minutes and other mini-conference information. It includes:

  • Minutes of the 4th AGM, held on 11th November as part of the mini-conference
  • Agenda
  • Attendance list
  • President’s Annual Report
  • Treasurer Report

EAPAN 2016 Mini-Conference Invitation

The Environmental Assessment Professionals Association of Namibia (EAPAN) will be hosting its 2016 annual mini-conference. The theme for this year's mini-conference is "Resource Limitations and Best Practice Environmental Assessment".

EAPAN members, NGOs, Government officials, SOEs and members of the public are hereby invited to attened the mini-conference on Friday 11th November 2016, from 11h30 - 17h00.

Venue for mini-conference: Namibia University of Science and Technology Hotel School, c/o Beethoven and Brahms Street. The talks and presenters are as follows:

  • Nigel Rossouw (keynote speaker), Environmental Planner, Shell South Africa: A method for Implementing the Mitigation Hierarchy.
  • André Mostert (Pr.Sci.Nat), NamWater: Present and Future Water Resource Limitations in Central Namibia.
  • Sheldon Husselmann, EA Practitioner, Urban Green: Effectiveness of Namibia's EIA System.
  • Liza van der Merwe, Social Scientist: In support of resilience: lessons from resettlement in Malawi.
  • Stephan Bezuidenhout, Environmental Compliance Consultancy, Environmental Practitioner and Consultant: Practical implementation and operations of solar projects.


Entrance fee per member: N$200; non-members: N$300 (includes lunch). Please RSVP by 3 November 2016 to lima@iway.na.

Draft documents for review

Under the Resources section you will find draft documents for review: draft amended EMA, draft SEA regulations, draft EIA regulations etc. Please submit your comments (using the EAPAN EMA and Regulations Amendment Tables document) to info@eapan.org before the close of business on Wednesday, 27 July 2016.



Workshop outputs now available

The outputs from the workshop "Best practice guidelines for avian monitoring and impact mitigation at proposed wind energy development sites in Namibia" held on the 15th of July are now available from the Resources page of the EAPAN website.

Best practice guidelines for avian monitoring and impact mitigation at proposed wind energy development sites in Namibia

Invitation to a workshop:

Best practice guidelines for avian monitoring and impact mitigation at proposed wind energy development sites in Namibia

Date:     Wednesday 15 July 2015

Time:    08h15-13h00

Venue: Polytechnic of Namibia - Namibia Hotel & Tourism School, Beethoven/Brahms St, Windhoek

Standardised national protocol/guidelines for wind energy Environmental Impact Assessments, that can be accepted and endorsed by the authorities and the industry, need to be developed for Namibia as a matter of urgency.

The NamPower/NNF Strategic Partnership and collaborators are organising a workshop to present the BirdLife SA-EWT Best Practice Monitoring Guidelines to the Namibian industry, government, Environmental Assessment Practitioners and other stakeholders, and to explain the need for the monitoring procedures that are being recommended in order to obtain buy-in for the process in principle. The programme will include discussions on the applicability of the SA guidelines to the Namibian situation and a brain-storming session on the pros and cons of the various monitoring methods in the Namibian context, with a recommended way forward for Namibia.

 Please would you indicate whether you would be interested in participating by 6 July 2015.

RSVP to Ann & Mike Scott, email ecoserve@iway.na with your name, institution/capacity, email address and telephone contact details.

Inquiries: Cell 081 284 5130

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