This blog series explores what Transparency International Chapters are doing on the ground to strengthen community consultation processes in mining.
Insights – Mining
Corruption Watch has been involved in supporting the community’s engagements with local government, demanding answers from officials.
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.
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.
Mongolia’s long-awaited draft Extractive Industries Transparency Law is an opportunity for the country to plug the gaps that leave its mining sector exposed to conflicts of interests and corruption.
Anti-corruption advocates in Sierra Leone are hoping a new law will give the government a better mandate to conduct robust integrity checks on companies applying for mining rights.
TI chapters are working to have their governments introduce rigorous beneficial ownership and integrity due diligence as part of the licensing process.