ESF Series




Understanding the Kenyan Extractive Sector – The Players and Their Roles

Promoting sustainable management and utilization of Kenya’s oil, gas and minerals has in the recent past been the subject of numerous debates among civil society,..Read More


Stakeholder Engagement in Kenya’s Extractive Sector – Getting It Right

The extractive industry can significant contribute towards lifting people out of poverty and promoting a country’s sustainable development. Indeed, the high economic rents the sector..Read More


Local Content Development in Kenya’s Extractive Sector

Resource-rich countries are increasingly embracing local content policies with increasing focus on value-addition over and above promoting local procurement and employment. This is because a..Read More


Local Content Development in Kenya’s Extractive Sector – The Case of Turkana County

ILEG, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), Turkana Natural Resource Governance Hub, Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT), and The Aga Khan University’s East..Read More


Early Oil Pilot Scheme: What Does It Mean?

On 14th March 2017, the Government of Kenya and joint venture partners in the South Lokichar Basin oil fields – Tullow Oil plc, Africa Oil,..Read More


Land Access and Acquisition for Extractives Projects – Balancing Different Interests

The fifth ESF took place on March 16 2017 and focused on the complex issue of land access and acquisition for extractive sector projects, and..Read More


Land Access and Acquisition for Extractives Projects – Institutional roles and Coordination

A sequel to the 5th, the 6th ESF was held on June 15 2017 and focused on balancing the different interests around Land Access and..Read More


Land Access and Acquisition for Extractives Projects and Associated Developments

Following recommendations from the 7th, the 8th Extractive Sector Forum (ESF) was held on 31st May 2018 in Lodwar, under the theme ‘Land Access and..Read More


Community Engagement in the Extractives Sector in Turkana County

If managed well, the emerging extractive industry in Kenya can significantly contribute to poverty reduction and economic development by supporting required infrastructural developments and delivery..Read More


Improving governance of the extractive sector in Kenya: Focus on Transparency & Accountability

There is a near universal acknowledgement that transparency and accountability (T&A) is critical to effective management of a country’s extractive sector. Towards this end, there..Read More