Extractives, Oil & Gas Work

Ufadhili’s  goal in working with the  in the extractives/oil & gas  promoting sound management of these resources and mitigating negative socio-economic, political and environmental impacts.

In 2012, in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM),  Ufadhilli Trust undertook and initiative aimed at enhancing the sustainability practices by the salt extractive companies based in Malindi, Kilifi County; Kenyan Coast region.

Prior to the commencement of the project, in 2011, KAM and Ufadhili Trust carried out a rapid assessment in Malindi aimed at the identifying the social responsibility issues affecting both the companies and the local communities. The assessment established that, the companies faced numerous challenges ranging from allegations of land dispossession, environmental degradation, community relations, and workplace practices to human rights violations.

The intervention was part of the efforts by diverse stakeholders including government (national/county), civil society and Business Membership Organizations (BMOs), to enhance dialogue/ improved relations between the companies and host communities. It is also in line with the recommendations of a public inquiry conducted in 2006 by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) into allegations of human rights violations by the companies.

Advocacy Initiatives

Ufadhili Trust is at the forefront of enhancing the voice of citizens and marginalized communities/groups in extractives, oil and gas matters through civil society led advocacy initiatives.

  • In 2016, Ufadhili Trust in partnership with the Canadian High Commission in Kenya, held the first ever “Women and Extractives Forum” in Nairobi Kenya. The forum aimed at exploring ways of improving Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in regards to women’s participation in the extractive industry.

Ufadhili Trust is a member of the Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group (KOGWG)