Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA) is an indigenous, pan-African network that promotes and builds capacity for Environmental Assessment and Management (EA&M) processes and tools to support sustainable development in Africa.
Composed of a set of independent, sub-regional EA professional associations and collaborating institutions, CLEAA has been a key implementing partner of the work of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) and has received special recognition from the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) for its capacity-building efforts.
CLEAA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered in Namibia as Trust No. T113/08. It has a Board of Trustees comprised of volunteers who are committed to advancing its goals of building capacity in Africa.
CLEAA’s projects are currently supported by various donors and partners, and we hope to attract corporate support in the future so that more projects can be undertaken.
CLEAA's website is currently undergoing revisions and updates. During this time, the archived version of the site is still available at http://cleaa.net/Archive/index.php
CLEAA activities are organized into five focus areas:
- Training and Education to provide instruction in EA&M
theory and practice.
- Human Resource Development to enhance the skills
and experience of EA&M practitioners and administrators.
- Policy Development to support the development of
more effective and financially sustainable national EA&M
- Awareness and Constituency-Building to improve
national commitments to employing EA&M in achieving
environmentally sustainable development.
- Strengthening Networks to encourage focus areas and
strengthen EA&M capacity and practice.
CLEAA reaches out to the following stakeholders:
- Public Sector (national): Government officials, decision-makers,
and advisors responsible for promoting and implementing EA&M for
both public- and private-sector development activities.
- Public Sector (regional): Officials of the African Union and
Regional Economic Communities who provide strategic direction and
develop regional protocols, policies, programmes, and plans that have
developmental and environmental impacts.
- Private Sector: Developers and consultants involved in applying
EA&M to specific projects.
- Civil Society: NGOs, CBOs and others participating in EA studies as
Interested and Affected Parties.