Rangelands in northern Kenya have historically been left out of large-scale development initiatives relative to other regions in Kenya. However, there is growing interest in utilizing the landscapes and natural resources found therein for large-scale and transnational public and private development projects. Recent examples of this are The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the Gilgel Gibe Dam Hydroelectric Power Project, and the LAPSSET Corridor Development Project. Much of the development will directly or indirectly affect pastoral access to community lands and utilisation of resources, and there are questions as to how to identify representative individuals requiring consultation before implementing large-scale development projects and who / how individuals and communities may be compensated for access to or displacement from their lands and resources. Currently, there is not a systematic, formal process guaranteeing land rights within a community land system. Kenya’s Community Land Act of 2016 was the first step in legitimizing and protecting the land rights of pastoral communities; however, implementation has been slow and the legislation does not explicitly provide a practical plan for enacting and enforcing land rights within these communities. Technology applications, such as blockchain, may provide a tool to aid in formally registering community lands, thus providing a system for community recognition and consultation during development planning and subsequent appropriate compensation. This talk will highlight some of the issues found in the current land tenure system as it applies to development in northern Kenya, the ways in which blockchain may address these issues, and discuss future directions for research into these applications.