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EIA challenges

Challenges facing the Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Kenya

• Piecemeal change of land use by County Authorities
• Poor response from Lead Agencies when requested to review EIAs
• EIAs are site specific and there is no provision for cumulative impacts
• Inadequate infrastructural capacity to allow well planned developments
• Poorly planned urban centers
• Lack of master plans/GMP/SEA to guide development
• Falsification of information by experts
• Inadequate capacity by NEMA to monitor all projects approved through the EIA process
• Inadequate capacity by lead experts leading to poorly done reports Question

    Identify a local project and suggest challenges facing its EIA process.