Communication, Education & Public Awareness

CEPA Best Practices Database Project

The project below was submitted by the organization below in response to the notification issued by the Executive Secretary in December 2003. The Secretariat does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information it contains. Any questions about the project should be addressed to the organization which reported the project

General Description
Title Calabash Project
Status Ongoing
From 06/05/2003
To 06/05/2003
Country(ies) Angola
South Africa
Region(s) Africa
Participating Organization(s)
Lead Organization(s) Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment
Type of Implementing Agency(ies) Non-Governmental Organizations
Other Collaborating Organizations World Bank, CIDA
Main Target Groups or Audience
Contact Details
Contact Person Mr. Peter Croal
Job Title Manager
Organization Southern African Institute for Environmental Asessment
Address P.O. Box 6322
City Windhoek
Country Namibia
Telephone 264 61 220579
Fax 264 61 259183
E-mail Address
Web Site
Source of Funding Multilateral
Funding Agency World Bank (CIDA provides staff)
Amount USD 425000
Goals and Objectives
Overall Goal The capacity of, and opportunity for, civil society in southern Africa to effectively contribute to decision-making related to sustainable development in SADC through meaningful public participation in EA is recognized, respected, and enhanced.
Specific Objectives The key project objectives are to ensure that key stakeholder groups in southern Africa have the knowledge skills and information to allow them to successfully engage in the public participation process of an EIA.
Scope and Activities
National Level Activities The project is focussing on building the capacity of key stakeholder groups in the southern African Region. Howwever, project links are being made to regional organizations such as the African Union and continental development initiatives such as NEPAD. Links are also being developed with ENEP. UNECE, and UNECA.
Outcomes and Lessons Learned
Outcomes At the moment, the project is in a knowledge consolidation phase. For the next 12 months efforts will be focussed on handbook development, case studies, training and web site application
Lessons Learned This will be developed in 2005 when project winds down.