Building Communities and Promoting Accountability


The Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group was formed in 2009 and it provides a platform for constructive stakeholder engagement, and knowledge management contributing to good governance and sustainable development of the oil and gas sector.

Community Action for Nature Conservation (CANCO) is the convener and the secretariat that hosts the Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group which is headed by the National Network Coordinator.

The Working Group has a steering committee of six member organizations. Since inception, KOGWG has been receiving technical and financial support from WWF-KENYA and WWF Tanzania county offices to deliver its advocacy mandate. The network is also a member of the National Environment Civil Society Alliance of Kenya (NECSA-K)

  • KOGWG members during the Good Governance, Transparency and Accountability workshop held from 11-12 May 2017
  • Mr. Bernard Maranga an environmental journalist from KBC interviews Mr. Gideon Rotich from Elgeyo Marakwet County during the transparency and accountability workshop
  • CSO side meeting on integrating environmental and social concerns in the oil and gas development process in East Africa at the 8th East African Petroleum Conference and exhibition (EAPCE'17) 5-9th June 2017, Burundi
  • KOGWG members discuss the status of Kenya's Petroleum sector on Radio Taifa
  • KOGWG discuss upstream oil and gas developments with the Deputy Governor, Elgeyo Marakwet County, H.E Wisely Rotich when they paid him a courtesy call in April 2018
  • KOGWG secretariat engage with community members of Biretwo, Elgeyo Marakwet county where seismic survey is currently ongoing
  • Participants who attended the training on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment; Focus on Oil and Gas pose for a photo with the consultants from HSE international. The training took place from 19th-23rd March 2018 in Naivasha
  • CDE Turkana County, ILEG and KOGWG members pose for a photo during a Reconnaissance visit to Turkana County