Gender Analysis of East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Paper publication date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Oxfam commissioned a gender analysis of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) of the 1,443 km East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will transfer crude oil from Kabaale Hoima in Uganda (the Lake Albert basin) to a Marine Storage Facility and Load Out Facility located on the Chongoleani peninsula, near Tanga port, in Tanzania for export. Some of the oil will be partly refined in Uganda for domestic use.

To the extent possible, the gender analysis focuses on land, livelihoods, and food security, and women’s health and safety along with potential implications for women’s unpaid care work and gender power relations.