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Launch of The Extractives Baraza

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Launch of The Extractives Baraza

Time: March 15, 2017 from 8am to 1pm
Location: Strathmore University Main Auditorium
Street: Ole Sangale Road
City/Town: Nairobi, Kenya
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d…
Phone: +254723118551
Event Type: launch
Organized By: Mohamed Ramadhan Ruwange
Latest Activity: Mar 7

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The Extractives Baraza (“EB”) is an online advocacy-neutral public platform that promotes knowledge, transparency and evidence-based stakeholder dialogue on the extractives sector in Kenya. Its ultimate goal is to enhance citizen participation in the governance of Kenya’s extractives sector. The Extractives Baraza, formerly known as the Information Centre for Extractives Sector (“ICES”), is a revamped information platform currently funded by the governments of the United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (“DFID”) under their Kenya Extractives Program (“KEXPRO”). EB is hosted by Strathmore University under the auspices of the Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (“SEIC”) based at the Strathmore Law School.

The process of revamping the platform has been rigorous and based on the outcome of a national-based needs assessment exercise conducted by the SEIC in August – October 2016. The main objective of the needs assessment was to elicit a basic understanding of the informational needs and challenges that various stakeholders experience in Kenya’s extractive industry so as to inform the content and products ICES should generate and disseminate relevant to the needs of different stakeholders. During the study, it emerged that ICES had not been executing its information sharing role effectively by limiting itself to a news collation and dissemination platform. Moreover, a majority of the stakeholders interviewed expressed frustrations for lack of a centralized and credible information portal that collects, curates and shares information directly pertaining to Kenya’s extractives sector.

It is against this backdrop that the Extractives Baraza warmly invites you to their official Launch.

To RSVP, kindly contact Mohamed Ruwange at ruwange@ices.or.ke or you can reach him personally on +254 (0)(723118551).

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