The Second Quarterly Fireside Chat
The second Quarterly Fireside Chat (QFC) themed Innovative Public Participation Models: Analyzing Emerging Trends and Practices in Kenya’s Extractives Sector, focused on innovative industry-led models towards public participation in the extractives industries. The QFC had an indepth analysis of the issues surrounding public participation law, practice, and future trends at the national and county levels. The QFC further laid emphasis on some of the challenges and divergent views on “public participation” vis a vis “public benefit” in Kenya’s extractives industry. Lastly, the Chat also interrogated whether law and practice have moved beyond mere theoretical underpinnings and procedures. The QFC drew participants from different stakeholders including the civil society, national government, legal practitioners, industry and private sector representatives.
This report highlights the key issues that were discussed and shall highlight the progress, if any, and challenges around public participation in the extractives sector.