SayPro is a leading and the best provider for SayPro Environment Framework Design EMFs
After conducting a strategic assessment in the environment sector, SayPro can develop, design, compile and review the Environment Frameworks (EMFs) on behalf of National governments, Provincial, municipalities of Countries.
SayPro believes in collaboration and partnership with institutions, corporate businesses and government departments by conducting assessments of the environment.
SayPro Environmental MAnagement Framework EMFs can develop exclusion standards in local municipalities, district municipalities, metropolitan municipalities, provincial governments, and national governments.
SayPro can develop and conduct the assessment to guide land development which will be sustainable for institutions. Pre-Assessments are conducted looking at environmental sensitiveness and other opportunities from working in the identified areas.
You can trust that SayPro EMFs is conducted by a team of experienced, qualified and innovative Consultants. We believe in collaboration with other stakeholders such as communities, government departments, non-profit organisations, businesses and any stakeholders affected by these Environmental Management Frameworks (EMFs).
The reports provided will include extensive spatial tools, negative and positive mapping of environmental attributes, mapping sensitivity and assessments, which are detailed to enable understanding of potential impacts and risks assessments.
Background of SayPro Environmental Management Framework EMF
SayPro works with government institutions, non-profit organisations, and mandated or operating businesses to promote the environment. They are responsible for developing an Environmental Implementation Plan (EIP) and playing a role in the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) per their regulated timeframes.
SayPro understands the regulatory frameworks laid out to Government Departments to receive authorisations and permissions for any activities they wish to implement that may affect or be required in terms of their regulatory authorities, acts, and policies.
SayPro has an understand that institution needs to strengthen planning. They need to ensure that their Environmental Policy at their respective Departments enables them to reduce any potential risks and rationalise the environmental authorisation processes.
SayPro understands that the Government Departments should review routes for conducting and implementation of Assessments.
Reviewing the National Environment Act (NEMA) and the Integrated Environmental MAnagement Guideline creates a point of Integrated Environmental Management Instruments to provide information and guidance for environmental impact management.
SayPro streamlines and integrates processes required by the authority to ensure sustainability in the roll-out of rural development projects and activities as required by the National, Provincial and Local Development Plans.
SayPro also ensures that it is Environmental Management Frameworks EMFs have a provision for the instruments that enable municipalities and departments to follow environmental protection rather than demanding and controlling.
SayPro streamlines authorisation processes and the standardisation processes as required from time to time.
Most of the projects identified in various District’s Rural Development Plans are of medium to large scale. They generally occur in sensitive environments and the environmental legislative context. They trigger the need for Environmental Authorization. Given the scarcity of financial resources to implement a rural development project for each community in countries, the savings of funds and time derived from conducting EMFs instead of individual project EA would go a long way in expanding the beneficiary database of government in general.
More people may be enrolled in the programme hence results in more job opportunities being created.
Although these Environmental Management Frameworks (EMFs) would be compiled according to the Environmental Management Framework (EMF) Regulations, the Department intends to develop EMFs that map sensitivities and opportunities of the identified study areas whilst juxtaposing them with various essential commodities identified through DRDPs.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
• To compile Environmental Management Frameworks (EMFs) to streamline the environmental authorisation processes in the identified districts.
• To develop standards for excluded certain activities in identified district municipalities
SCOPE OF WORK
Inception Workshop, Report and Detailed work Plan Prepared An inception workshop will be held where aspects of the project will be discussed and agreed upon between the consultant team and the project partners. A detailed work plan is to be developed by the consultant team for approval. The Project Director within SayPro will approve the work plan.
Outputs – Inception workshop held, report prepared, and detailed work plans developed. A one-day inception workshop will be held where the various aspects of the project will be discussed and agreed upon. Following this workshop, the consultant team will draw a comprehensive inception report and a detailed work plan. The work plans must identify all tasks, allocate staff, identify timeframes, and ensure coordination between activities in line with the submitted proposal. The inception report and work plans are to be approved by the relevant Project Directors in DALRRD before work commences.
Expert Reference Group Established For the project to benefit from a broad range of views from experts in the fields, a reference group of experts (ERG) is set up. The group will aid technical know-how, provide insights into the sector and specifically challenge important issues relevant to the project. As a guide, one expert is to be drawn from various relevant organisations such as the National Research Institutions and universities, relevant Government Departments, Commodity Organizations, Conservation Agencies in the relevant Provincial Departments, Representative from each of the District Municipalities, and State-Owned Entities (SOEs). SayPro can finalise the participant list at the inception meeting.
Outputs – An expert reference group convened In consultation with the project partners. An expert reference group is to be set up by the consultancy. The expert reference group will meet at least three times during the project.
The project partners will chair the expert reference group, but the consultant team will manage the content and technical debate.
The project partners will invite the representatives for the first meeting. The consultant team must take over the invitations and organisation functions for the meetings, including preparing agendas, presentations, and minutes of meetings. SayPro will provide venues and catering for the ERG.
Specialist Studies Undertake specialist studies. The appointed service provider (s) shall, in consultation with the government departments and the guidance of the project technical and governance structures, determine the need for relevant specialist studies in the study area and enterprises.
NB: Any identified specialist study must be conducted for all commodities enterprises as one assignment. The service provider shall compile the terms of reference and appoints the specialist as a subcontractor under their project management scope. There is a high degree of certainty that specialist studies will be required. Therefore, the prospective service provider should be able to demonstrate that they will have access to some independent specialists at their disposal.
NB: If certain specialist studies were conducted during previous similar projects or by other authorities, the study should assess the applicability/ usability of such studies for the task at hand. If it is confirmed to be credible, SayPto may not undertake such studies.
Output: Specialist study reports
Status Quo Analysis
Conducting situational biophysical/status quo assessment and analysis of the environment in the study area with an emphasis on:
o red-data species,
o agricultural potential and importance
o existing land use patterns,
o current development trends, and
o Any other relevant environmental parameters agreed to by the Project Team
Outputs: Status quo Report
Learning from Experience
A national literature review is to be undertaken to gain insight from EMFs and environmental standards for exclusion of activities already developed and implemented by the sector. The focus of the literature review should be on identifying existing EMFs and plans in specified district municipalities and assess and review the relevance of possible environmental impacts that could occur through the various activities undertaken, generally accepted management actions and proposed environmental standards to could lead to possible exclusion from environmental authorisation process.
The research is to be used to inform the sector-specific environmental standards for exclusion.
Only high quality and comprehensive environmental EMFs and plans relevant to the district municipalities are to be considered.
Outputs – Literature review report
The literature review is to produce a comprehensive report outlining the experience gained from the review of the EMFs and spatial plans related to land remediation in sensitive environments and any systems and tools used to implement them.
Environmental Sector Engagement/ Focus Group Meetings To ensure that the needs of specific sectors are considered, it will be necessary to hold focus meetings with specific sectors, including conservation NGOs, provincial environmental and conservation departments, agricultural associations and other departments mandated to provide authorisation, for example, DWS. The consultant team will be required to convene these meetings,
provide the secretarial services, and update the comments and responses document based on the deliberations. Approximately 6 (2 per district municipality EMF) focus group meetings are
to be budgeted for.
Outputs – Focus group meetings convened Six Focus Group meetings with various important sector stakeholders will be convened and documented at relevant times within the project.
Opportunities and constraints Identifying key agricultural issues (opportunities and constraints) present in the study area in line with the provision of relevant agricultural legislation. Activities that may threaten and enhance the agricultural resource potential within the area and areas where agricultural use may be excluded as potential land use must be identified and spatially represented.
Analyse the current development trends (opportunities and constraints) within the area and identify strategic land-use patterns influencing the environmental status quo within the study area.
Lift the essential commodities that are of priority in the areas by assessing the District Rural Development Plan (DRDP), Local Economic Development (LED) Strategies, Integrated
Development Plan (IDP), development trends (assess and analyse EIA application in the area) and any other plan or strategy applicable in the district area.
Identify the socioeconomic and geographic milieus where primary commodities identified by specific plans or strategies may be suitable, based on mapping sensitivities and opportunities for
such commodities. This should be a thorough consultative and interactive process using best practice techniques, approaches and methodologies.
Analyse generally agreed on impact to gain an understanding of the expected impacts of various commodity enterprises, their management and reporting requirements, siting
criteria, environmental attributes that need to be considered as well as their carrying capacity in different environs