IPIECA recently collaborated with UN-Environment, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to help deliver the Oil for Development - Africa Regional Workshop on Oil and Gas Operations in Environmentally Sensitive Areas in Nairobi, Kenya.
The workshop included representatives from government ministries including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. The training aimed to enhance understanding of the impact of oil and gas operations in environmentally sensitive areas and strengthen national and regional efforts in this area by considering options for preventing or mitigating these potential impacts.
Much of IPIECA's engagement at the workshop was heavily based on the content in the existing IPIECA, IOGP, UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity and ecosystem services peer-to-peer training workshop and was an excellent opportunity to expand awareness of good practices for the oil and gas industry.
Image: Workshop participants in Nairobi National Park discussing the mitigation actions for managing potential impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services from industrial activities.
- 19 October 2018