SARW and the Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations (CANGO) in Swaziland are initiating a project to generate knowledge on the Swaziland Extractive Industries, initiate advocacy on transparency and accountability of the sector and build the capacity of communities around key natural resources for self-representation.
To support community training and participation on monitoring of extractive industry impacts and demand of community rights in coal extraction in Tete province, Mozambique http://kuwukajda-moz.org
Support to intensify citizen participation in the management of natural resources of 8 communities
Support for Civil Society Monitoring of the Mineral Traceability Process and the Retrocession of the Local Development Fund in Maniema Province
Women In Communities Affected By Extractive Industries
Madagascar is rich in mineral resources, oil, gas, timber, blue economy, and fisheries but the population is one of the poorest on the continent. This week SARW is in Antananarivo, Madagascar to train MPs on their oversight role in the extractive industries. Thirty MPs, including the speaker of the National Assembly, will participate.
The 4th annual Zambian Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) was held earlier this year at the Ndola, in the Copperbelt province. Guided by the theme “our natural resources, our future, putting communities first” Zambian communities were the focus of this discussion. Over the years, the indaba has observed that the standard of living in Zambia has not significantly improved despite the continuous exploitation of natural resources. The aim then is to find a way to improve the lives of the people of these communities by using the county’s mineral advantage.
But unlike the nations on Botswana’s periphery, the regime is considered one of Africa’s ‘clean’ political diamonds, receiving the score of least corrupt country on the continent. It is important to get to the bottom of diamond mining in Botswana interrogating transparency and accountability.
There is expectation that banks undertake due diligence on their potential clients before they can fund them to support social and environmental accountability. Mining activities, if not properly managed can destroy the environment, illegally displace people; pollute air, soil, and water, as well as become the source of illicit financial flows.
O Observatorio de Recursos da África Austral (SARW) organizou uma Conferência sobre o Comércio Ilícito de Ouro Congolês no Hotel du Fleuve Congo, em Kinshasa de 29-30 de Setembro de 2015. A conferência foi organizada em conjunto pelo Programa de Iniciativa de Justiça da Sociedade Aberta de Nova Iorque, em colaboração com a TRIAL, uma ONG da Suiça.