The environmental impact statement is crucial for government decision-making about mining. But how accurate are these statements?
This blog series explores what Transparency International Chapters are doing on the ground to strengthen community consultation processes in mining.
15 Apr: Traditional governance and political interference – the story of Bapo ba Mogale in South Africa
Corruption Watch has been involved in supporting the community’s engagements with local government, demanding answers from officials.
15 Apr: How COVID-19 has heightened corruption risks – the story of the Balomiti community in South Africa
At Corruption Watch we are working to provide important oversight over the process of approving mining rights during the pandemic. We are investigating and fixing the loopholes that enable corruption to thrive in a sector as big, powerful and impactful as mining.
By supporting artisanal miners to apply for formal licences and have better avenues for voicing their concerns, TI Zimbabwe is working to make the process fairer and cleaner.
Information is power – it enables women and men in communities to hold decision-makers to account and ensure they consider the community’s interests.
TI-Kenya is working to make information about mining clearer and more accessible to the members of the working groups and the wider public.
15 Apr: How accountable are mining companies for their environmental and social impacts? TI-Cambodia’s work to empower communities to protect their land
TI Cambodia is working to engender a more democratic, more participatory and fairer process – one in which the local women and men who live in the communities affected by mining can have a say in how mining will affect their homes, their farms, their forests and their waterways.
In our latest research, our colleagues from Argentina, Mexico, Ghana, Madagascar and the Kyrgyz Republic have completed a year-long investigation into the corruption risks in the process of approving mining rights in their countries.
The extractive sector is notoriously prone to corruption. EITI stakeholders are working to strengthen the EITI’s contribution to tackling corruption.