Pursuant to the decision of 5 September 2011 of the Ministry of Regional Planning and Environment, the Algerian National Observatory of Environment and Sustainable Development (ONEDD) has to develop with its partners some indicators on sustainable development. To fulfill this mission, ”ONEDD” is implementing an Environmental Information System (EIS).
This fundamental work aims to increase environmental knowledge in Algeria. The expected results of the twinning project funded by the European Union are :
- Capacity building of ”ONEDD” in the processing and interpretation of geographic and environmental data ;
- Establishment of an operational EIS ;
- Training of ”ONEDD” engineers and technicians on the operation of the EIS ;
- Increase of the sharing of environmental information and its access for the civil society.
This project, led by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE), was initiated in September 2014 and is supported by fifteen French and Austrian experts collaborating with their Algerian colleagues. This corresponds to 280 days of expertise and training in Algeria and two study tours in France and Austria over a period of 18 months.
Substantive action on data management is conducted by IOWater.
It involves the development of a catalogue of data sources of the Environmental Information System, the establishment of new exchange systems and the harmonization of data production formats between the involved parties.