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Following requests for technical assistance from the Kenyan Government (GoK), and based on dialogue between a high-level mission from the Bank and the GoK (July 23 to 26, 2012), the Bank is planning assistance in three areas.
Firstly, through the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Bank has been requested to provide: (i) technical support to review existing mineral and hydrocarbon-related contracts and agreements, and (ii) advisory support in current and future contract negotiations. Four specific areas of assistance were identified during consultations held the week of September 17, 2012 with GoK:
Secondly, the Bank is discussing with the GoK the possibility of recruiting a firm to provide technical assistance for a period of three months. The objective of this technical assistance is to provide the GoK with the necessary advice to develop a coherent policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework that will:
More specifically, the consultancy will:
Finally, the Bank is preparing ToR to host a small Secretariat for managing information flows and related activities pertaining to Kenya’s extractive industries. This will enhance coordination between the GoK and other stakeholders including: development partners, civil society and the private sector.