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Mwikamba Mwambi

Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya...
Joined April 2014
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Livelihoods
He has over 10 years’ experience in research driven policy advocacy work in Natural Resources, working closely and in collaboration with communities, line ministries, civil society organizations (CSOs), private sector and other players in the natural resources governance in Kenya, and in African intergovernmental bodies.
He is currently working as the country coordinator of Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya (KeNRA) – country chapter of International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa (IANRA) based in Johannesburg South Africa with country chapters in twelve countries in Southern, Eastern and Central Africa. He spearheads the consolidation and coordination of community efforts in advocating for policies and legislation that promotes equitable access, control and sustainable use of Natural Resources in Kenya. It involves building community consensus on positions on natural resources issues, advocating and negotiating with power office bearers and private sector. This is to ensure communities benefit from natural resources by participating in research, formulation of policies and legislations, resources allocation through the budget cycle, and monitoring and evaluation of the allocated resources.
He is also the lead coordinator (in a consortium of three) of the Kenyan anti campaign coal campaign dubbed deCOALinize that seeks to stop coal projects in Kenya.
He has been working in consortium with the other country chapters to advocate for natural resources based model laws and adoption of resolutions to push the government back at home in the Pan African Parliament and African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACPHR). He is also working in syndicate with other CSOs from Africa with the Working Group of Experts on Extractive Industries (WGEI) established as a special mechanism of the ACPHR to map the impact of extractive industries in Africa.
He has extensive network with CSOs and private sector in the natural resources rights sector in Kenya, East African region and Africa in general. He is highly skilled in research, partnership building and nurturing, networking and collaboration, and community engagement (Mobilization, organization and training). In addition he is dynamic, pragmatic, and a strong believer in team work and proactive approaches in human rights advocacy.

He seeks to broaden his network, learn and anchor into opportunities that will propel his passion for land natural resources rights work in the international arena.

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