Oil for development
Government and civil society groups have made considerable efforts to share petroleum development information but this is so far deemed inadequate regarding awareness among the general public and, in particular, among local communities. This outreach to civil society has thus become the main focus of WWF’s Oil for Development program, and is thus highly complementary to the bilateral initiative.
Objectives and Project description
One reason that Atsimo Andrefana was targeted is that it has an excellent organizational base for addressing conservation and extractive industries issues. Several NGOs are present and these have long supported local community associations.
There is also a positive history of dialogue between extractive industries, NGOs and communities. The project will build upon this in order to bring net gains from petroleum to all.
- Started: September 2007
- Planned end date: December 2012
- Executant: Andry Rabemanantsoa
- Managing Office: WWF Madagascar and West Indian Ocean Programme Office
- Address: WWF Madagascar and West Indian Ocean Programme Office B.P. 738 - Antananarivo 101 Madagascar +261 20 22 348 85
- Status: active
Oil & Gas Programme Officer
WWF Madagascar and West Indian Ocean Programme Office,
+261 20 22 304 20
WWF has prepared a publicly available preliminary status report on oil development together with societal and environmental issues.
In Atsimo Andrefana, there is now a coalition collaborating on oil, societal and environmental issues. In particular, the coalition is developing approaches to promote community participation in observing and monitoring oil development.
- Ensuring that all interested parties can access and understand information on oil development in Madagascar.
- Ensuring that partnerships with and between civil society organizations and local community groups flourish, and that the latter are able to clearly express their concerns and aspirations.
- Ensuring that various entities contribute pertinent research and assessments that will help civil society and conservation NGOs defend their interests, especially with respect to safeguarding natural resources and the development of the Madagascar Protected Areas System (SAPM).
- Building durable capacity to address oil issues within the National Parks Service, conservation NGOs and civil society groups.
- Establishing durable and effective partnerships to defend and promote conservation and societal interests with respect to oil development.
- Positively infl uencing key decision-makers involved in oil development and biodiversity conservation.