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Power Africa's guide on community engagement for power projects in Kenya

Power Africa has launched a guide for developers of electricity generation and transmission infrastructure. It outlines best practices for the kind of inclusive and effective engagement needed to create positive outcomes for both companies and communities. 

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12 February 2018

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Author: Power Africa

"Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya"

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12 February 2018

Power Africa launch Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya

Author: Power Africa

"Launch of the Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya"

...[Power Africa has developed] a new tool to address a key operational challenge for power project developers: community engagement. Power Africa’s Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenyais designed to help power generation and transmission project developers plan and implement more effective, comprehensive, and transparent community engagement strategies, with an emphasis on creating positive outcomes for companies and communities alike...

When a new power project comes to town, local communities are invariably impacted. While there may be benefits such as local job creation and business growth, each power project brings concerns about land use and acquisition, resettlement, environmental health, or an influx of outsiders into an established community. These concerns can quickly manifest into conflict if not addressed properly.

The Guide features real-world examples from the Kenyan context, and provides tips on what has worked for infrastructure developers, as well as what to avoid. The Guide also collects the wisdom gleaned from our collective experiences, as well as international best practices customized to local context.

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