Promoting Community Engagement Along The Eacop Pipeline Corridor-Funded By Oxfam-Tanzania
Programs and project development
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
USD 300 per week
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.
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.
Specific Project Objectives
- 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.