Sustainable Investment in Agriculture and Mining in East Africa
Parliamentarians gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for a validation workshop to assess model mining and agricultural laws aimed at advancing sustainable development in the East African Community (EAC).
The models were developed with assistance from the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals Metals and Sustainable Development after months of consultations and research. The goal is to ensure these models reflected both regional priorities and international best practices in order to help the EAC’s five member nations – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Burundi and Rwanda – attract the right kind of investment.
The first day of the "Sustainable Investment in Agriculture and Mining: Legal instruments for the East African Legislative Assembly" workshop examined the model mining bill in detail and critically assessed the potential impact on current practices. The second day of the workshop focused on the EAC model contract on farmland investment.
Members of the East African Legistlative Assembly parliament and chairs of national parliaments within the East African Community also discussed how to set the agenda for the next steps.
March 2-4, 2017