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Environment & Social Justice Overview

This programme aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights. The increasing discoveries of minerals, oil and gas portend great challenges for human rights, social justice, and sustainable development in Kenya. Violations of fundamental human rights, denial of access to environmental investments, failure to ensure equitable benefit sharing, denial of access to information, denial of opportunities for participation in decision making, and denial of justice in environment-related matters become commonplace are some of the challenges that local communities, particularly the poor and marginalized, such as women, children, youth, the elderly, and minority ethnic groups, endure at the local, county and national levels.

ILEG will strive to ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of social status, gender, culture, religion, race, age or national origin in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The Environmental Democracy and Justice programme aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights.

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Specific Objectives

  1. To ensure fair treatment of all people regardless of social status, gender, culture, religion, race, age or national origin in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies
  2. To promote transparency and accountability in decision making in environmental management at county and national level
  3. To promote participation and collaboration in various processes relating to environmental governance.
  4. To safeguard natural resources-related rights of vulnerable groups.
  5. To promote equitable access to information on protection, conservation and governance of environmental resources

Indicative Activities

  1. Research
  • Conduct research on topical issues in Environmental Democracy and justice.
  1. Advocacy
  • Conduct policy dialogues on environmental democracy and share research findings with stakeholders at the international, regional, national, county and sub-county levels for debate, feedback, refinement, and implementation.
  • Capacity Building
  • Train local community members on policy, legal provisions for the environment and natural resources
  • Support the building and strengthening of community institutions, networks and coalitions that enhance community participation in natural resource management and governance
  • Train environmental law enforcers such as the judiciary, parliament, prosecutors, NEMA, KFS and County governments on policy, legal and institutional frameworks for effective environmental governance
  1. Advice and Technical Support

Support various national government agencies and county governments to formulate and review laws, policies and regulations that promote access to justice, public participation and access to information.

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