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Independent Biodiversity and Livelihoods Committee (IBLAC)

An Independent Biodiversity and Livelihoods Advisory Committee (IBLAC) has been established, and its remit covers both EACOP and the upstream projects.  The IBLAC Mandate is to advise on how best to conserve and enhance biodiversity and related aspects of community livelihoods within their areas of operation and the wider Projects area of influence within the landscape before, during, and after the Projects.

The Committee is composed of international experts from a range of worldwide organizations. These experts participate in meetings, site visits, and discussions on management of the biodiversity and livelihoods.

Each year IBLAC undertake an annual field visit, and there are monthly meetings and an annual general meeting AGM in March.  In addition, the Committee prepare an Annual report (in November) that will be published externally. A short video was made following the 2022 annual field visit which took place May – June 2022, covering the following:

  • brief introduction to the IBLAC team and what it does regarding Biodiversity and Livelihoods
  • purpose behind field trip along the EACOP route
  • areas visited along the pipeline route
  • impressions about the EACOP project regarding Biodiversity and Livelihoods
  • output of visit
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