Shared Resources Joint Solutions Programme
SRJS workshop - Madagascar 2017
IUCN-NL and WWF-NL work together in a Dutch-funded Strategic Partnership called SRJS: Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (2017-2020). The ESIA/SEA process, bringing together various stakeholders, may be instrumental in implementing the multi-stakeholder landscape approach that is being promoted by SRJS. The programme facilitates dialogues between CSOs (Civil Society Organisations), government and private sector parties. To realise this potential, CSOs need to be trained and assisted to play their role in the integrated impact as-sessment, decision-making and implementation monitoring processes.
To this end, the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) has entered into a cooperation agreement with SRJS in order to develop joint capacity-building programmes in a number of landscapes in countries and regions around the world and cooperate on further ESIA/SEA related activities within the SRJS programme. A MoU was signed with both IUCN-NL and WWF-NL to formalise the cooperation.
The SRJS Programme is active in DGIS focus countries, in which the NCEA shoulders its own activities. These include: Benin (note: phasing out as focus country), Burkina Faso, Ghana (phasing out), Indonesia, Mozambique (scaling down) and Uganda.
The NCEA's involvement in non-focus countries are shouldered by SRJS. These countries/regions include: Bolivia/Paraguay, Brazil, Surinam/Guyana, Madagascar, Philippines, Tanzania and Zambia.
Whether the NCEA becomes involved in SRJS in a country depends on the need to work with ESIA or SEA and is upon request of SRJS only.
SRJS workshop - Surinam 2017