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Approved by the Senegalese Ministry of the Environment for carrying out environmental impact studies in accordance with ministerial decree no.9470 MJEHP / DEEC of November 28, 2001, the EDE design office provides expertise, its operational capacity and its experience in national and international organizations, the private sector, manufacturers, research and development institutes in taking into account the environmental dimension.           The fields covered are vast, taking into account the transversality of the environment and the multifaceted challenges of natural resource management.           Thus, sanitation, spatial planning and infrastructure, town planning, the exploitation of renewable resources, mines and quarries, industrial processes, the energy and technology sector, Agro -industry, waste treatment and storage, biotechnology and biological diversity are key areas of intervention for the firm. EDE's technical support takes many forms.


The content of the EDE mission in strategic environmental assessments can be seen through the consideration by development programs and policies of the environmental dimension, within the framework of their planned intervention, to take charge of the interdependence between man and the environment.


EDE helps its clients to identify the environmental and social impacts of a development initiative in time and space, and gives them a series of accompanying measures for environmental protection and social strata in a logic of prevention and anticipation by establishing an environmental and social management plan.                     
                     The latter includes activities, costs and implementation schedule. Environmental ethics postulates the organization of public consultations with the populations to take into account fears, opinions, reluctance factors and motivating elements.                 


The services of EDE also include the environmental compliance of companies or development projects that have not relied on national and international legal requirements during their installation or during the implementation implementation of their activities.                     
                     At this level, the design office helps its clients to comply with the regulatory framework governing their activities in an approach that includes the audit reference system, audit findings and non-conformities noted, as well as the environmental compliance plan. .                   


The impacts of losses and those of involuntary resettlement of populations during program implementation, if not mitigated, often lead to severe economic, social and environmental problems.                     
                    In particular, displaced persons may find themselves in environments where their production techniques are likely to be less efficient and competition for resources is stronger, institutions and their social networks weakened, dispersed kinship groups, cultural identity , traditional authority and the potential for lessened or lost mutual aid.                     
                     EDE offers services linked to the development, depending on the case, of Resettlement Action Plan (PAR) or Succinct Resettlement Plan (PSR) in a working document which clearly sets out the tools, analysis techniques, procedures, mechanisms, approach and planning to follow in a resettlement, compensation, compensation, complaint and conflict management process.                     
                    The direct beneficiaries of resettlement are the people affected by the work of the project or program.                     
                    The scope of EDE's interventions goes beyond the Senegalese framework and covers many African countries.


Global warming is causing lasting changes to our climate system, which pose a real threat. How to react to climate change? What solutions to consider? as part of its services for projects and programs, the mitigation, adaptation and resilience strategies of this phenomenon occupy a central place in the services offered by the EDE Cabinet. Climate change is already there and is having real effects all over the world. It is therefore necessary to adapt. For EDE, this involves protecting property and people (flood plan, fight against fuel poverty, etc.), maintaining and preserving the natural heritage (forests, water resources, dykes, etc.) or developing the 'urban space (urban and built planning; protection of coastlines, reduction or optimization of waste, green spaces and vegetation, development of renewable energies, etc.). EDE thus contributes to the development and use of alternatives to the reduction of greenhouse gases through projects on bio gas, solar installations, reuse of wastewater ...


Coastal protection has become a real concern for policymakers given the risks of submersion and disasters disrupting crucial business sectors such as fishing and tourism. With its experiences and its network of partners, the EDE Cabinet is on the way to becoming a benchmark institution in the field of coastal management and monitoring. Coastal erosion, the mobility of the coastline and more broadly the natural evolution of the coastlines, have important social and economic consequences, which have been observed for several decades. Indeed, faced with natural factors linked to geological dynamics, current drifts, winds, swells, tides and storms, erosion is accentuated by the acceleration of urbanization (residential and tourist) on the littoral. It is thus also provoked and amplified by various anthropic pressures including the retention of sediments linked to local developments or dams. EDE thus places particular emphasis on the challenges of this phenomenon of coastal erosion on the Senegalese and African coasts accentuated by climate change. The Cabinet guides decision-makers and project leaders on integrated coastal zone management strategies to consider given the magnitude of this phenomenon, which has become global. Many approaches have been proposed with more than satisfactory results. These are topo-bathymetric studies, environmental and social impact studies for dredging and beach restoration ...


EDE International is also adapting and focusing on the environmental assessment of oil and gas exploitation projects. The exploitation, refining and production of petroleum by-products come with their share of environmental considerations. Special safety measures must be taken due to the abrasive nature of petroleum products. In addition, the environmental consequences generated by the handling of such materials are significant. The exploitation of fossil resources is likely to involve risks of water and soil pollution by hydrocarbons, degradation of ecosystems, etc. Oil waste poses a real risk of damaging biodiversity. With its network of experts, EDE International works alongside its customers to provide them with economically and socially sustainable solutions aimed at minimizing the environmental and social impacts and risks of oil exploitation. EDE International also offers its public and private partners in the petroleum sector institutional support in order to comply with the requirements of the regulatory framework, in particular the laws and standards in force in the countries concerned.