18thAug

Greening Justice

Project Overview: Achieving sustainable development and safeguarding the environmental rights and obligations created by Kenya’s 2010 Constitution requires a strong environmental jurisprudence and access to environment-related justice. This project titled “Greening Justice: Judicial Training on Land and Environment Matters in Kenya” seeks to improve the capacity of the judiciary to make sound judicial decisions on matters relating to land, environment and natural resources. It involves research on legal and policy issues relating to land and environment; trainings and colloquia for judges and judicial officers. The project is supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Activities: Conducting research to identify key environmental issues for judges and magistrates training curriculum Develop training curriculum for judges and magistrates Conduct training for judges,

18thAug

Building and raising….

Building and raising an army of public interest lawyers in East Africa. Project Overview: This project, implemented in partnership with the US-based Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) involves a series of seminars to support lawyers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to sustain a dialogue and strategize on how best to use law to respond to myriad challenges facing local communities in the wake of a fast-emerging extractive industry, huge land deals and wanton destruction of natural resources in the region. Activities: Annual environmental law and litigation workshop and seminars in East Africa Supporting lawyers to attend ELAW international meetings Supporting lawyers to attend ELAW fellowship programmes

18thAug

The Access Initiative (TAI)

Project Overview: TAI is the world’s largest network of civil society organizations dedicated to ensuring that local communities have the rights and abilities to gain access to information and to participate in decisions that affect their lives and their environment. Its objectives are founded on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration which mandated governments to provide appropriate access to information, encouragement of public participation, and effective access to judicial proceedings. Members from around the world carry out evidence-based advocacy to encourage collaboration and innovation that advances transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness in decision-making at all levels. TAI is led by seven civil society organizations which form the core team, with each core team acting as a regional lead. ILEG is the core-team

18thAug

Gender inclusive natural…

Gender inclusive natural resource governance through enhanced use of media and communication. Project Overview: Media and communication are critical to deepening good governance and other democratic processes. This project is intended to support media practitioners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and communities to start prioritizing communication and information in their day to day work, and to use the new media to delve deeply into policy issues, good governance and democratic process. The project is titled ‘From Access to Engagement: Strengthening the public media through building of capacity and the use of alternative media among the Communities in East Africa’. It is implemented in partnership with the Africa Woman and Child Foundation (AWC) with funding from the Ford Foundation. ILEG’s component of