Extractives Industry

Our activities include raising awareness to local communities on opportunities that comes with the oil and gas projects, also regulate high expectations associated with these projects, capacity building to both CSOs, Local government Authorities, Ward and village governments, on good governance of oil and gas by promoting transparency and accountability for sustainable resource management and environmental protection. NCEE works closely with communities through community-based animators. The following are the experiences the organization has in performing different programs;
The program aimed at raising awareness to the citizens and other stakeholders regarding oil and gas exploitation process and the emerged EACOP project, to regulate citizen’s high expectations and advocate for inclusiveness, transparency and accountability in order to prohibit unnecessary conflict and ultimately limiting negative impacts in the societies. The program also aimed at observing the potential economic benefits of the oil and gas sector in Tanzania including the EACOP project. NCEE is highly concerned about environmental conservation and protection in the areas where the pipe will pass through, as some areas are sensitive protected areas, settlement and agriculture areas. The organization saw the need to address social and cultural impacts, preparedness of local communities, regulating citizen’s expectations in the communities basically project Priority areas (PAs).
Under this WWF fund, the NCEE was able to achieve below listed outcomes;
This program led to NCEE engagement in the following;

Participation in the inauguration of the 1,445 km East Africa Crude Oil pipeline Project (EACOP) from Hoima-Uganda to Tanga –Tanzania on 5th August, 2017 at Chongoleani Tanga.
NCEE in collaboration with other CSOs; MSOAPO (Mtwara), LANGO (Lindi), Tree of Hope (Tanga), LHRC (Dar es salaam), CRED and GRA from Uganda organized the press conference in Tanga acknowledged on a ground- breaking ceremony and made recommendation on human right and environmental concerns over the pipeline.
NCEE participated in development of policy recommendations with other coalitions (MANET, MARENGO and SEF-Tanzania) and engagement meetings with the MPs association (TAPAFE) AT Dodoma in February 2018. Also conducted a meeting in September 2018 with the Parliamentary committee for the Energy and Environment and Investment committee. The forum appreciated the recommendation since some were accommodated by the government
Due to the raising of awareness to communities through the EACOP project on reducing negative environmental, socio-economic and cultural values, NCEE had a chance to meet with EACOP through consultation teams that work with the community on engagement meetings.
NCEE conducted a radio program in Tanga (TK FM STEREO that reached the local people in a wide range at the time, which increased understanding of the EACOP project by Local communities.
Also, the organization conducted 3 special TV programs (JARIDA MARIDHAWA) with Star Television and Radio Free Africa on oil and exploitation and community preparedness as well as government’s commitment. The program was broadcasted country wide.
NCEE developed a strong relationship with the government through engagement meetings with the Tanga regional office, Mkinga and Tanga District Commissioners, Chumbageni and Mkinga Divisions and LGAs in their respective areas, which resulted in close support from the governmen
Learning visit to Madimba gas processing plant, waste management company and MRENGO coalition in Lindi.
NCEE participation to Uganda (Kabaale-Hoima trip) for experience sharing
The organization attended a training in Norway on best practices and experiences on oil management to both upstream downstream
NCEE also was a part of a training conducted in Dar es salaam by STATOIL on oil exploitation and extractive process, a knowledge shared with other members of other coalitions.

The magnitude of citizen’s expectations has been regulated to a large extent
134 youth were recruited and trained as militia from Chongoleani and the adjacent village of Putini who will be employed for security services along the pipeline.
70 youth have been recruited for the fire brigade who will assist in rescue services
There is minimal number of reported grievances concerning compensation
Improvement of food vending services (Mama Lishe)
Program Areas
The project covered, three districts of Mkinga, Kilindi and Chongoleani and Putini (Tanga city).
Awareness Creation

Through this project the NCEE has been conducting capacity enhancement to the communities and local government authorities (LGAs) and women groups through animation approach along the EACOP project.

(a) Conducted Social, cultural, economic, environmental and human rights impact assessment on East Africa crude Oil pipeline in 2019/2020

(b)Learning and sharing the project along the EACOP corridor

(c) Capacity building to community through animation approach along the EACOP project

To promote transparency and accountability by the government at national and local level so as to increase participation of the local people particularly indigenous young men and women

To advocate for local initiatives in the local communities to identify potential opportunities so as increase employment opportunities and improved livelihood of the local people.

To promote transparency and accountability by the government at the national and local level to increase participation of the local people particularly indigenous young men and women
To advocate for local initiatives in the local communities to identify potential opportunities so as to increase employment opportunities and improve the livelihood of the local people.
Information sharing among stakeholders and open room for discussion on measures to reduce negative impact and ensure proper use of resources and environmental projection
Increase awareness to the local community about the project impacts and ensure accountability in resource management.
Regulate high expectations on the oil and gas projects about the employment opportunities and direct benefits from the project and provide awareness about other economic alternatives that will be associated with the project.
Strengthen good relationships with the government in ensuring good governance of the oil and gas sector in Tanzania.
13 CSOs have gained data, knowledge, and the technical capacity to engage decision makers on oil/gas governance and revenue issues including climate change and to access, analyze, simplify and utilize complex and technical information
More than 512 Community members who attended training increased their awareness of the petroleum sector issues (i.e., basics of petroleum sector, petroleum governance and revenue management, applicable laws and policies, international framework, environmental risks etc.) and develop skills for advocating their rights to monitor abuses (i.e., advocacy skills, community mobilization, human right, FPIC)
Women increased participation in decision making process in social, political and economic spaces along the pipeline especially those women who had received trainings from respective areas.
32 Local government officials from selected districts and wards were trained and influenced on relevant petroleum governance and on how to engage communities in the decision-making process for responsible petroleum governance.
Information sharing within and across communities, network and peer-to-peer support was facilitated across communities and, where possible, between communities across countries.
More than 40 officers in 8 districts were met during a consultation meeting at district level, including 6 District Executive directors. More than 13 recommendations developed by NCEE board were shared to the local government authorities and the community and village executives.
More than 50 community members were recruited as animators in 7 districts, 25 LGAs were also involved during the engagements and more than 300 community members were reached.
NECC is working with in five district which are Missenyi District (Kagera Region), Nzega District (Tabora Region), Msisi District (Singida Region) and Muheza and Handeni in Tanga region. The organization work with more than 7regions along the EACOP route. Other areas which the organization had worked with are, Kahama, and Hanang.
Oil and Gas Project