Priority Issues: The main concern for this result area is be mis-governance of natural resources and environment; corruption; inadequate knowledge/ information; as well as non-transparent natural resources and climate governance processes. The priority sectors that this result area will focus on include Land, Extractives, Environment, Energy, and Blue Economy.


  1. To contribute to greater accountability & transparency of natural resource and climate governance.
  2. To enhance the sustainable use and equitable sharing of natural resources.

Expected Outcomes 

  1. Responsible and sustainable governance of natural resource and climate finance.
  2. Greater transparency and equity in natural resources’ benefit-sharing.
  3. More citizens demand rights and hold duty-bearers accountable to effective natural resource and climate governance.

Strategic Interventions

Extractives, Land and Energy

  1. Research: Undertake research, analysis, investigation, and/ or documentation; also conduct corruption risk assessment and mitigation.
  2. Enabling regulatory environment: Advocate for reform and/or adherence to policy, legal, and institutional frameworks governing extractives, land, and energy (especially ethics, accountability, and transparency focused provisions); exploratory research on scope and quality of regulatory frameworks around blue economy.
  3. Institutional strengthening: Facilitate capacity development of relevant institutions.
  4. Community empowerment: Strengthen citizen’s capacity to hold duty bearers accountable towards transparent, accountable & equitable natural resources benefit sharing.
  5. Movement building: Strengthening the voice, agency, claim-making capacity, and self-organizing capacity of civic groups and the public in general.
  6. Public Interest Litigation: Institute or enjoin in strategic natural resource governance-related cases.

Climate Governance

  1. Research: Undertake collaborative corruption risk assessment, analysis, and development of mitigation measures.
  2. Enabling regulatory environment: Support reforms and/ or implementation of climate governance focused legal, policy and/ or institutional frameworks.
  3. Civic empowerment: Raise public awareness and consciousness on climate governance rights, including claim making and holding duty bearers to account.
  4. Partnerships development: Engage in collaborations towards good governance of climate finance resources.