Leveling the Playing Field in Africa

23 January 2014

Dear friends,

In Africa, corporations seeking oil, gas, gold, and timber threaten agricultural lands, waterways, and national parks.  ELAW is working with local advocates to level the playing field for threatened communities.  Together we are:

 
  •  Strengthening hydraulic fracturing regulations in South Africa.
  • Reviewing and improving gold mining concession agreements in Ghana.  
  • Protecting communities around Kenya's Lake Turkana from oil development schemes.  
  • Building strong NGOs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda that will work to protect communities and the environment for years to come.  
  • Creating strategic tools to dissect complicated natural resource concession contracts and advocate for stronger environmental, social, and fiscal provisions. 
 Harriet Bibangambah

Next month, we will welcome Harriet Bibangambah, a Ugandan environmental advocate working with ELAW partner organization Greenwatch, for a two-week ELAW Fellowship.  Harriet will work with the ELAW team and attend the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Stay tuned for more updates about ELAW's work in Africa and Harriet's Fellowship.

Best,

Michele Kuhnle Donor Liaison

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