Africa Oil is committed to creating shared prosperity with host communities located near to our operations through our local sourcing and community development activities.
Community development initiatives reflect the local development context and operational stage of activities and typically fall into four priority themes:
Approach: Africa Oil works closely with local and national stakeholders to identify key needs. At the community level, Africa Oil engages local communities to propose relevant projects. All projects are vetted against the following criteria:
Community and economic development projects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Contributed towards community development projects since commencing exploration activities in 2009
Africa Oil is also a contributing partner to the Lundin Foundation. The Foundation leverages capital from its contributing partners to make impact investments into high potential small and medium enterprises in the areas of agriculture, access to energy and financial services. The Foundation also provides strategic grants that support education and skills development. To date, the Foundation has invested over $13M into SMEs across Sub-Saharan Africa. You can learn more about the Foundation's work here.