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Bureau for Global Health Environmental Management Process Training

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The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is responsible for ensuring that environmental considerations, requirements, and values are integrated into its program design and implementation processes. The environmental consequences of USAID-funded activities must be identified and considered by both USAID and the host country prior to final decisions to commence activities, ensuring that adequate environmental safeguards are adopted.

This training provides GH Program Managers, Agreement Officer’s Representatives/Contracting Officer’s Representatives, Activity Managers, and other stakeholders with an introduction to the GH Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) process and a roadmap for planning and implementing health programs consistent with the Agency’s legal requirements according to 22 CFR 216 and ADS 204.

Continuous Learning for USAID Staff

USAID staff, such as AORs/CORs, who complete this course may be able to claim CL credit. Please check back as this course is under review beginning July 1, 2022. Please visit OAA's Certifications and Career Development page for more information.

Objective

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to do the following:

  • Identify applicable legal and policy guidelines governing the GH environmental compliance program
  • Explain the importance of following the IEE process
  • Describe the GH IEE process
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities involved in the IEE process
  • Explain the relationship between environmental screening and Threshold Decisions
  • Describe how environmental monitoring and oversight should be performed
  • Identify where IEE documentation should be stored

Credits

The course authors would like to thank Kestrel Tellevate LLC for all their help with pulling the content together and providing great feedback during the technical review process.

Time

  • 2 hours

Published/Updated

  • Monday, June 8, 2020

Course Authors: 

  • Dennis Durbin, USAID
  • Rachel Dagovitz, USAID (ret.)

Course Managers: 

  • Michael Myers, Social Impact
  • Lisa Mwaikambo, CCP