CONFLICT & FRAGILITY: THE EXTRACTIVES SECTOR

Connected Development [CODE] in partnership with OXFAM is leading a campaign to raise awareness on the risks associated with the lack of adherence to human rights business principles, as well as the financial compliances required of the operations by actors in the value chain of the oil and gas sector. The Conflict and Fragility campaign cum project aims to draw the attention of communities, to demand companies’ adherence to business principles of operations in a conflict-sensitive, transparent and accountable way; and in line with the National Action Plan for the adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The core objectives of the Conflict and Fragility project is to spur gender inclusion for effective development; to improve female representation in the Community Development Committee (CDCs), boost extractive governance measures by increasing the need for the prosecution of oil and gas company violators of the Act, as well as advocate for the presidential Assent of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).