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Ikal Angelei on Oil & Gas Exploration and Community Engagement

17 February 2015

By Kelly Davina Scott, Regional Liaison Manager, IHRB

Ikal Angelei is the Director of Friends of Lake Turkana, a civil society group in Northern Kenya, in an area where companies are prospecting for oil. Ikal is an environmentalist and completed a Master's degree in Public Policy and Political Science at Stony Brook University in New York. Ikal is the recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize.

Oil exploration in the region will have major implications for the communities which live alongside the project sites. In this conversation with IHRB's Kelly Davina Scott, Ikal stresses the importance of transparency, communication, and consultation with the community to ensure that the relations are built on a solid base to minimise the risk of conflict. She also talks of IHRB's Nairobi Process, a pact for responsible business, which IHRB has initiated with the Kenyan National Commission for Human Rights.

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