18thAug

Securing Policy…

Securing Policy and Advocacy Space to Advance Community Interests In NRM While undertaking previous work, it was noted that lack of access and/or control of land, insecure tenure to land, and inequitable access to other resources were fundamental causes of poverty and vulnerability in Kenya and East Africa generally. Moreover, the lack of ownership and access to land has been considered the most contributors to poverty. This has been witnessed in Yala and Malindi areas. The history of land administration in Kenya, with all its facets of lopsided land laws, political patronage and corruption among others has had serious implications for a number of local communities and individuals. The passage of the National Land Policy in 2009 and the new

18thAug

Open Governance…

Open Governance in the Extractive Sector in Africa(OGESA) Initiative Global attention is returning to Africa as an investment destination in the wake of increasing discoveries of significant minerals and oil deposits. Uganda, Southern Sudan, Ghana and Kenya are all poised joining the hallowed ranks of oil producing countries. Significant deposits of gas and coal have also been recently discovered in Tanzania and Kenya, respectively. In Kenya, the recent discovery of oil in Turkana county as well as other minerals such as niobium, titanium and coal have moved the debate on the role of the oil and extractive sector in country’s socio-economic development to the front page. The government is keen to attract foreign direct investment in the mining sector by

18thAug

East African Public…

East African Public Interest Environmental Law And Litigation Workshop & Seminar at Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi. Programme for the EA PIEL

18thAug

Putting People at the center

The overall objective of this project is to increase effective participation of communities in the governance and management of natural resources in county governments. Specifically, the project seeks to enhance community participation in development and implementation of county legislation and policy in county governments. The project targets communities around the Yala Swamp (Busia County & Siaya County). The project will carry out various activities. These shall include: research on actual avenues for public participation in decision making including laws at the county government level; and awareness creation meetings in villages across the target area among other issues. It is expected that by the close of the project, there shall be: Increased awareness of new devolved governance structures and avenues of