Land and natural resources are Kenya’s mainstay for livelihoods and economic development. Kenya’s history is wrought with conflict based on injustices related to land ownership, use and control that were not addressed by policies and laws until the National Land Policy (2009) and the Constitution (2010) provided a framework to address them. The recent emergency of the extractive sector, buoyed by increasing discoveries of oil, gas and a variety of high value minerals in Kenya are critical for ILEG’s work.
ILEG seeks to play a critical role in the implementation of the Constitutional provisions on land and natural resources, as well as in the development and implementation of appropriate laws, regulations, institutional frameworks and capacities on land, environment, and natural resources. The Land, Resources and Equity programme aims to promote sustainable and accountable management of land and resources in land; and equitable access, utilization and sharing of benefits accruing from investments therein.