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CEN Integrated Environmental Management Unit actively contribute toward socio-economic advancement as well as to the management of South Africa, especially the Eastern Cape’s deep and rich natural resource base.

We plan to achieve our mission through:

  • The implementation of rural development and resource management programmes
  • Conducting environmental and social impact assessments of development initiatives
  • Policy initiatives on environmental and development issues
  • The formulation of guidelines for projects and assessments of projects
  • The initiation and implementation of rural development programmes
  • The initiation and implementation of integrated environmental management plans


CEN Integrated Environmental Management Unit provides an array of environmental, educational as well as rural development services. Services are offered on a retainer consulting basis as well as on a project based consulting basis.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Agro-forestry Development
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Catchment Planning & Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Management Plans & Programmes
  • Game / Cattle Farming Operations
  • Land Use Planning
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Protected Area Planning & Management
  • Soil Conservation
  • Sustainable Development Strategic Planning
  • Tourism Site Location, Planning & Development
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Urban Open Space Planning

Skills Transfer Programme

CEN Integrated Environmental Management Unit operates a Skills Transfer Programme. Wherever possible, CEN IEM Unit utilises the services of students from previously disadvantaged communities within Nelson Mandela Bay. Professionals in environmental management train these students in processes of Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Evaluations as well as in Specialist Field Surveys, thereby giving back to the community.

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