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Oil for Development

As Kenya strode into the 21st Century, she faced fresh opportunities brought about by renewed oil exploration, with promising outcomes. However, those opportunities brought along immense challenges that critically need to be addressed.

It is extremely important to ensure that financial resources arising from oil extraction benefit local people. An equitable amount of those resources also needs to go towards reducing negative impacts on the local community and the biodiversity they heavily depend on. Ideally, oil exploration and exploitation safeguards should be developed and mainstreamed into law. Together with various partners, WWF Kenya is working with various community based organizations to build up their capacity to mitigate any negative effects and ensure that there are overall, holistic benefits for their communities.

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