Environmental Awareness for NCA

Strenghening Environmental Awareness and Management Capacity in NCA's Operations in Sudan

Project dates: 15 March 2010 - Ongoing

ProAct Network is working with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) to assess the environmental impact of their presence in South and West Darfur, and the current management capacity to address and mitigate against these impacts. Funded by Christian Aid, the project aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and potential interventions.

The main objectives of the project are to obtain a clear understanding of:

  • the current environmental impacts associated with NCA's activities in Darfur, including the organisation's environmental footprint in terms of, for example, building activities for offices and staff accommodation, or running field projects;
  • current capacity within NCA and its implementing partners to address these impacts;
  • capacity building opportunities and environmental management projects that could be considered for inclusion in future appeals for funds; and thus,
  • provide recommendations for incorporation in future planning and budget cycles.

Several different activities are envisaged in support of these objectives, including a self-assessment exercise, project site visits to conduct Rapid Environmental Assessments (REAs), and an environmental impact and capacity assessment workshop, based on participatory approaches. Such an inclusive consultation process is thought to be a more appropriate approach assisting and raising awareness amongst field programmes and staff rather than taking an external auditing-type approach.

Key information

Project dates:
15 March 2010 - Ongoing

- Solid Waste Management and Drainage in ArabicEnglish and French

- Vector Control in Arabic, English and French

- Water Supply Access and Quality in Arabic, English and French

- Community Environmental Action Plans in Arabic, English and French

- Environmental Considerations in Camp Phase Out in English and French

- Environmental Management in Camp Settings in English and French

- Environmental Standards and Indicators in English and French

- Excreta Disposal and Sanitation in English and French

- Rapid Environmental Assessments in Arabic, English and French

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