Land Access and Acquisition for Extractives Projects - Balancing Different Interests (2nd meeting)

02 August 2017

This meeting report summarises the proceedings and outcome of the Sixth Extractives Sector Forum (ESF), bringing together companies, government, civil society organisations and academia to discuss key concerns and emerging issues in the extractives sector in Kenya.

The session, convened by IHRB, the Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG), and EB, focused on ‘Land Access and Acquisition for Extractives Projects: Balancing Different Interests’ and was held in Nairobi on 15th June 2017. It was the second in a series of discussions focused on issues surrounding land access and acquisition for extractives projects.

The main aim of this ESF discussion was to explore the institutional roles and coordination of various government ministries and agencies with regard to land access and acquisition for the extractives sector. 

The meeting report and discussions are relevant to ongoing policy, legal and regulatory framework discussions in Kenya on land and in this regard can be used to identify gaps, conflicts and overlaps among the institutions involved in land access and acquisition for extractives projects. The goal of this report is to encourage further thought and promote dialogue among the various players in the extractives industry to deal with these matters in ways that ensure respect for international human rights standards.

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