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EIA Training Course in East Africa ‘99
By Ulrik Jacobsen, FED, Denmark
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Fellowship is for NGOs and local authorities.
It is organised by Forum for Energy and Development / INFORSE Secretariat, Denmark.
Expenses are covered. Application deadline: 18 June 1999.

There is an insufficient recognition of the environmental impact of small and medium scale development activities in which NGOs and local authorities are likely to be involved. One major reason for this is a lack of local expertise, suitable tools and methods for assessing environmental impact.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) training course in East Africa has been designed to address these needs. The course is expected to enable environmental NGOs and local authorities to conduct EIAs. It aims to facilitate the integration of EIA in the mechanisms for planning, approving and funding of small and medium scale development activities.
Training will be in 3 parts:
17 July - 1 August 1999
Introduction course at Arusha, Tanzania.
1 August-21 November 1999
Practice of EIA in the participants’ home country and organisation.
21-28 November 1999
Follow-up workshop at Arusha.
New Manual and Internet
Based on the practice, a manual will be worked out that will suit for the local working conditions of NGOs and local authorities. In order to continue and institutionalise the newly acquired skills, an internet conference will be set up which will serve as point of reference and quality control for practitioners of EIA.
Application - Fellowship
The target group is managers and employees from environmental NGOs - local, national and international - and local authorities in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Women are encouraged to apply!
Applicants should contact the Danish Embassy in their home country for an application form.
The deadline for submission of applications is: 18 June 1999.
The fellowship covers the expenses for participation in the workshops, travelling and daily allowances. Some of the costs of the practice will be paid as well.
The training is organised by FED (Forum for Energy and Development), a Danish umbrella organisation of NGOs, and JEEP (Joint Energy and Environment Projects) in Uganda with support from DANIDA (Danish International Development Assistance). The project cooperates with the offices of the Danish Development NGO MS in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).
The course will take place at MS TCDC (Training Centre for Development Co-operation) in Arusha, Tanzania.

More information: Ulrik Jacobsen,
Forum for Energy and Development (FED) /INFORSE Secretariat, P.O. Box 2059, 1301 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Ph: +45 33121307, fax: +45 33121308, e-mail:,
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