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PART 4 INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES [THIS PART TO BE DEVELOPED]
Document begins: PART 4 INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES [THIS PART TO BE DEVELOPED] 191 192 Chapter 12 EXPERIENCE IN AFRICA 12.1 Southern Africa 12.1.1 Southern African views on sustainable development and approaches to sustainability appraisal The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment (SAIEA) have been considering what approaches to sustainability appraisal/assessment would be suitable within Southern Africa, and what kind of framework would be best to guide and test sustainable development. In this connection, in collaboration with IIED, workshops to take stock of experience to date of contributing approaches and to consider future directions were organised in Johannesburg in March 2004 (one for government officials and practitioners; another for the mining sector). There was strong consensus that any framework for SA should not be positioned as a new and separate tool but should build on and inter-link with previous work on appraisal/assessment techniques (such as SEA and EIA), and existing experience of integrated planning/decision-making approaches in Southern Africa. In the following sub-sections, we provide some examples of relevant experience and initiatives in the region, with particular reference to South Africa. Participants were of the view that any framework ...