Movement and coalition building to increase impact and collective action across multiple issues
DeCoalonize – We advocate for the right for communities to choose their own sustainable
energy sources and as such we are supporting national and local efforts in fighting against
the coal plant in Lamu through joint advocacy and policy efforts with local and global
partners in the anti-coal, deCOALonize , campaign.
Learn more about deCOALonize.
WOMIN- In our quest to increase the voices of women, FoLT joined WOMIN, an Extractive
alliance working within eleven countries with women mining-impacted communities,
responding to the invisibility of women’s rights in extractives projects.
OilWatch Africa- Since the discovery of oil in Turkana, it became vital to ensure that our
community has adequate and accurate information on the impacts of its activities and their
right to free, prior informed consent before any extractive activities can take place within our
community, prompting our joining of OilWatch Africa, an umbrella body that shares in our
objectives and advocates for the rights of communities with extractives within the continent.
LAPSSET Community forum- The LAPSSET Corridor Program is supposed to bring
together Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan. The infrastructure could bring development, but
it will probably also cause major environmental and social impacts. A coalition of civil society
organizations including FoLT formed the Lapsset Community Forum to understand these
impacts and ensure that community rights, particularly those relating to land and livelihoods,
are taken into account in the planning and implementation of LAPSSET