Commodities

Stakeholder Engagement in Kenya’s Extractive Sector - Principles & Pointers

14 September 2016

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The extractive industry has significant potential to lift people out of poverty and contribute to sustainable development because of the high economic rents it generates, providing governments with considerable revenues for infrastructure development and delivery of social services.  At the same time, the sector has been associated with extensive social, economic and environmental impacts on local communities, workers and even nationally, prompting a demand for greater stakeholder engagement to explain and involve stakeholders in managing the impacts. 

These challenges were discussed at the Kenya Extractive Sector Forum (ESF) meeting in April 2016. This report was developed by IHRB and ILEG drawing from the discussions and subsequent input from ESF participants. It is intended to help support both companies and communities in improving their engagement around extractive sector issues and projects in Kenya.

 

Image: Flickr/airmanmagazine

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