SUPPORTING INCLUSIVE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN EAST AFRICA (SIRD)

Tanganyika Law Society has partnered with  The Canadian Bar Association to implement the project to support inclusive resource development in Tanzania. The Project will run for the period of five years from 2017 to 2022

The ultimate objective of SIRD is:

To increase sustainable economic growth for East Africans, in particular women and vulnerable groups, affected by extractive industries.

The project has two expected Intermediate Outcomes:

  • Increased engagement of East African law societies to advocate for law reform to reflect the principles of transparency, gender sensitivity and accountability in the extractive industries.
  • Increased community participation, particularly women, in consultations, dialogue, negotiations, advocacy and other initiatives to advance their rights related to the extractive industries.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Increased engagement of East African law societies to advocate for law reform to reflect the principles of transparency, gender sensitivity and accountability in the extractive industries

1. Increased capacity of law society legal professionals (F/M) to engage in national law reform for increased transparency, gender sensitivity and accountability in the governance of extractive industries

2.Improved ability of the East African Law Society to coordinate with regional stakeholders and engage in gender-sensitive advocacy and reform with respect to governance of the EI at the regional level

Increased community participation, particularly women, in consultations, dialogue, negotiations, advocacy and other initiatives to advance their rights related to the extractive industries.

1. Increased public awareness of their rights, in particular women and vulnerable groups, with respect to extractive industry activities.

2.Improved access for communities, especially women, impacted by extractive industries to community and legal services

The SIRD project is funded is funded by Global Affairs Canada, and is implemented by the CBA in partnership with the EALS, Law Society of Kenya, Tanganyika Law Society and Uganda Law Society.