A Review of the Social Licence to Operate (SLO) in East Africa's Extractives Sectors
Article from: OGEL 1 (2020), in Social Licence to Operate (SLO)
(Added 22/01/2020) In East Africa, like many developing regions, there has been a shift from purely economic-driven development, and the social licence to operate has become a major factor for governments, communities and extractives companies. There are numerous examples of extractives operations that have been set-back in East Africa because of in-adequate consideration of SLO issues. For instance, in Kenya, a USD 3.5 Billion coal project has not commenced 6 years after licensing in 2013, due to community resistance. Also in Kenya, Tullow Oil, a UK based oil company, faced SLO ...