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About BEAPA

Introduction

Botswana Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association (BEAPA) is a not-for-profit professional organisation registered under the Societies Act. The Board of the Association was established through Section 20 of the Environmental Assessment Act, 2011 as the body corporate that governs the Association. The purpose of the Board is to regulate the quality of environment assessments in Botswana through registration and certification of practitioners for both environmental protection and public good.

BEAPA is committed to ethical and professional practice in all its operations and acknowledges that it has a social responsibility to care for the interests of present and future generations, thus subscribing directly to sustainable development.

Vision

To be recognised as a leading professional body of environmental assessment practice.

Mission

To provides quality assurance on the supply of environment assessment practitioners in the economy of Botswana through facilitation of professional development, registration and certification, as well as creation of public awareness on the practice.

Strategic Objectives

1.   To provide the economy with qualified and ethical practitioners through application of standards and enforcement of the Code of Conduct.

2.   Promotes continued professional development for environmental assessment practitioners in Botswana.

3.   Promote public awareness on the purpose and practice of environmental assessment in Botswana.

Values

  • Professional Integrity
  • Ethical conduct
  • Innovative discharge of services
  • Customer centric

 

The functions of the Board are to:

  1. register and certify qualified persons as environmental assessment practitioners in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act and Regulation (see downloads);
  2. establish and maintain a register of individuals who are qualified to operate as practitioners;
  3. ensure promotion of sustainable development through the practice of environmental assessment;
  4. promote continued professional development;
  5. liaise with the Tertiary Education Council, and any other relevant body, in relation to the accreditation of education institutions;
  6. determine fees payable to the Association by registered persons as prescribed in Schedule C of the Regulations;
  7. prescribe and enforce a Code of Conduct (see downloads).
  8. define the type of work to be performed by a registered person (see Schedule A)
  9. liaise with the Tertiary Environment Council, or its successor, in and other relevant bodies, on matters of accreditation of institutions
  10. advise the Minister on environmental assessment issues or issues that may impact on sustainable development as necessary;
  11. advocate with relevant government department, information on matters of public importance acquired during the course of its work; and
  12. communicate with its members through appropriate media.