Strategic Environmental Assessment 2014 B

This Sida programme aims to strengthen SEA capacity in the participants’ organisations.

The programme will support each participant in initiating and developing an “SEA project” that will strengthen the use of SEA in planning processes that she/he is involved in.

In the long term, the programme goal is to increase the integration of environmental and sustainability considerations into planning and decision-making processes in the participants’ countries. The sustainability perspective on SEA addresses the interlinking of social, ecological and economic aspects, including aspects of poverty alleviation and the rights of the poor.

The programme is organised by NIRAS Natura AB in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

The contents of the programme include:

  • Introduction to SEA; the concept of, and rationale for, SEA and methods and tools for conducting SEA.
  • International and Swedish regulatory systems and experiences of implementation; the role of regulatory frameworks for SEA implementation and effective environmental integration.
  • Good governance and implementation of SEA in practice; the institutional, political, social and economic aspects for enabling the integration of environmental considerations in strategic planning, decision making, implementation and follow-up. 
  • Organisational change, providing participants with organisational change theory and tools and skills for initiating, leading and managing a SEA project within an organisation.

Further information

Programme dates
  • Total duration of programme: July 2014 – December 2015
  • Course 1: In Sweden: November 9-28, 2014
  • Course 2: In Vietnam: May 18-29, 2015
Countries eligible for application 2014

This training programme has a regional focus and the following countries are invited to nominate candidates: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Download programme brochure and Application Form (PDF) for more information.


Contact info

International Training Programme CoordinatorsT: +46 8 545 533 00E: Send E-mail
Further contact info
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