Dear Sir or Madam

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

All documentation available related to projects funded by the EU in partnership with Northern Rangelands Trust in Kenya including but not limited to these initiatives:
-The EU Kenya Rangelands Ecosystem Services Productivity Program (RangER) (2020-2024)
-The EU “Ustahimilivu Consortium” (2020-2023), including all documentation available related to the 9-6 mobile ranger team
-The Community Policing Initiative (CPI) (2018-)

In particular, the documentation should include the funding contract, the project notes, mission and technical reports, funding notes, budget, assessments, and NRT accounts.

Best regards,
Martin Lena

INTPA-DOSSIERS-ACCES@ec.europa.eu, International Cooperation and Development

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Here is my postal address:

Survival International
18 rue Ernest et Henri Rousselle
75013 Paris
France

Best regards,

Martin Lena

INTPA-DOSSIERS-ACCES@ec.europa.eu, International Cooperation and Development

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your
application for access to documents, which was registered today under
reference number GESTDEM 2022/4536.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time-limit will expire on 31
August 2022. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

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Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents Team

 

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Directorate-General for International Partnerships
1049 Brussels

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Following my request dated August 9 2022, I have not received an answer, nor been notified that the time limit needed to be extended. Could you please give me an update on the status on my request as soon as possible ?
Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Martin Lena

INTPA-A4@ec.europa.eu, International Cooperation and Development

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Dear Sir,

 

With our apologies for the use of the wrong email address, please find
enclosed our holding reply to your application for access to documents –
GESTDEM 2022/4536.

 

Kind regards,

 

Secretariat

 

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European Commission

INTPA A4 – Eastern & central africa

 

Directorate-General for International Partnership
Rue de la Loi, 41

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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From: INTPA A4 <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:50 AM
To: [email address]
Cc: INTPA DOSSIERS ACCES <[email address]>
Subject: GESTDEM 2022/4536 - Holding reply

 

Dear Sir,

 

Please find enclosed our answer to your application for access to
documents – GESTDEM 2022/4536.

 

Kind regards,

 

Secretariat

 

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European Commission

INTPA A4 – Eastern & central africa

 

Directorate-General for International Partnership
Rue de la Loi, 41

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Following the extension, the new time limit of 21 September 2022 for this request has long been expired. Could you please give me an update on my request as soon as possible ? (GESTDEM 2022/4536)

Thank you in advance,

Yours sincerely,

Martin Lena

INTPA-A4@ec.europa.eu, International Cooperation and Development

Dear Mr Lena,

We apologise for the delay in the processing of your request for access to documents (GESTDEM 2022/4536).

An answer to your request is being prepared and will be shared with you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding,
INTPA A4

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PART 1

 

Dear Sir,

 

Please find enclosed our reply to your application for access to documents
– GESTDEM 2022/4536.

 

Kind regards,

 

Secretariat

 

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European Commission

INTPA A4 – Eastern & central africa

 

Directorate-General for International Partnership
Rue de la Loi, 41

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find enclosed our reply to your application for access to documents
– GESTDEM 2022/4536 – PART 2.

 

Kind regards,

 

Secretariat

 

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European Commission

INTPA A4 – Eastern & central africa

 

Directorate-General for International Partnership
Rue de la Loi, 41

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'EU projects with Northern Rangelands Trust in Kenya', GESTDEM 2022/4536.

The documents you have provided include some narrative and financial reports, but I have noted the absence of any supporting financial documents to the European Commission’s grants to NRT, especially NRT’s audited accounts. I had included these in my initial request, and would like you to review this part of my request and provide any financial information as provided by NRT, specifically its annual accounts, in support of its grant applications to the Commission.

In addition, based on Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, I would like you to review your position on the parts that are redacted for commercial interests purposes in documents n° 2, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 24, 25, 31 and 33 as listed in Annex 1. I believe that there is indeed an overriding public interest in the full disclosure of these documents. As you are aware, NRT is facing allegations of human rights abuses, as developed especially by the Oakland Institute. Given the risk that money from the European Union has been linked to these violations, it is crucial and of public interest that the redacted information is disclosed. The functions, salaries and justifications for the employment of people who have been accused of committing these human rights abuses is information directly linked to this. The clarification of the links between EU funding and human rights violations must override the commercial interests of NRT.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/eu_pr...

Sincerely,

Martin Lena

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2022/4536, sent on 18/11/2022 and registered on 21/11/2022.

We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 12/12/2022. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working
days.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission