|Technical course on Impact Assessment and Heritage
20 October - 14 November 2008
- AFRICA 2009 Programme
- Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA)
- National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) of Sudan
Duration: 20 October - 14 November 2008
Place: Kareima, Sudan
Sixteen participants from nine African countries (Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe).
The main aim of the course was to introduce the participants to the theory and practice of impact assessment.
The course focused on two main areas: an introductory part where the participants were given the theoretical background of impact assessment, presentation of case studies of best practices in impact assessment and legal frameworks that govern impact assessment in different countries. Finally a practical part where the participants were given an exercise to conduct an impact assessment at the site of Kareima where a canal from the Merowe Dam is being constructed in an area with a rich and varied heritage.
- Participants acquired skills and training on Impact Assessment legislations and practice in various African countries, practical skills on assessment for impacts, mitigation and monitoring and on impact assessment report writing;
- strengthening regional institutions and the Sudanese National Corporation on Antiquities and Museums;
- four sets of impact assessment plans for the Merowe Canal project were developed and handed to Sudanese government;
- Sudanese government through the Dam Implementation Unit and NCAM contributed substantially to the holding of the course ;
- the on-site activities of the course contributed to raising awareness of all partners on the importance of conserving and preserving the heritage of Merowe and Sudan.
11 June, 2009