I have been contracted by Adam Smith International to participate in the Kenya Extractive Industries Development Programme (KEIDP), funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The client for this part of the programme is the new Ministry of Mining (MoM) in Kenya, formed out of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources during 2013.
Adam Smith International (ASI) is a leading independent management consultancy firm that provides economic growth, government reform and social development advice to a range of clients in the public, private and civil society sectors.
The Inception Phase of the programme has been completed, and the various activities and workstreams for the months ahead have been agreed with the MoM.
Kenya has a young and growing mining industry, and oil and gas reserves have recently been identified in the northwest of the country. The Ministry of Mining and the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum are keen to ensure that Kenya is seen as a preferred destination for exploration and production investment, while maximising the developmental benefits of these industries for the country and its peoples. This programme aims to make a serious contribution to that process.