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Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya (KeNRA)

Nairobi , Kenya
Joined April 2014
Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Land & Natural Resources

KeNRA (Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya) is an alliance of more than Thirteeen Kenyan CSOs/ CBOs that deal with natural resources issues. KeNRA is the National Grouping of IANRA (International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa)with head offices based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
KeNRA aims to to consolidate and/or coordinate community efforts in advocating for policies and legislation that promotes equitable access, control and sustainable use of Natural Resources in Kenya.
Our main activities include;
1. Training and community sensitization on policies/legislation.
2.Advocacy campaigns on policy change/ review and legal reforms on natural resources in Kenya.
3.Influencing national and county governments allocation and utilization of resources to ensure community befits from natural resources.
4.Litigation on natural resource based public interest cases.
5.Networking with other organization/institutions locally, nationally and internationally on natural resources forums and conferences

People Associated With This Organization

Johnie Chelimo

Kenya  
Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya... (Unverified)
Joined July 2018
Board Vice Chair of Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya, Minerals Thematic Group Chair, looking out for Legal assistance for legal redresses for affected communities in Natural Resource Investments in Kenya

Mohamed Salim

Kenya  
Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya... (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
Expertise/interests:
More than 15 years work experience in Regional community engagements and development through CBOs, Youth and Women groups ,FBOs NGOs, Academia, Media and Government agencies
Project Designing, Planning,Management, strategic Project governance and Resources Mobilization
Natural Resources Management, Community Based Natural Resources Management and knowledge transfer
Public Participation, Community Mobilization, Budget tracking and open governance approach enhancement towards Resources Co-Management,
Climate adaptation and mitigation, low emission development, sustainable energy, appropriation technologies, wáter Resources management, Marine and Fisheries Resources, Forestry Resources Management, eco-systems Based and adaptation,
Knowledge management, learning, change processes and transformation, environmental ethics, socio-environmental systems and governance,
Agri and Agro Forestry measures and knowledge sharing towards responce to Drought /Floods

Mwikamba Mwambi

Kenya  
Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya...
Joined April 2014
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources
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.
Mwikamba Mwambi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya (KeNRA).

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