Tanzania CSO Statement: Mandatory Disclosure on Extractives
MESSAGE FROM THE TANZANIAN CSO’S IN SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION’S
PROPOSED RULES ON MANDATORY DISCLOSURE ON EXTRACTIVES AND LOGGING
IANRA WEEK OF ACTION ACROSS 9 AFRICAN COUNTRIES
“Without Just and Effective Laws, Leave our Natural Resources Alone!”
Angola, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
IANRA WEEK OF ACTION 25-31 March 2012: WITHOUT JUST AND EFFECTIVE LAWS, LEAVE OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ALONE!
During the week of 25 to 31 March 2012, IANRA members, networks, communities and partners in Angola, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe say:
Without just and effective laws, leave our natural resources alone!
Tanzania IANRA 1st Meeting!
Organisations in Tanzania are meeting 24-25 January 2012 in Musoma to discuss the formation of the IANRA national network in the country. It's an exciting meeting, with many activists, ngo's and cbo's coming together in their work on natural resources, including extractive industries. Protest Barrick from Canada is also represented, focusing on the challenges faced regarding Barrick Gold. Foundation Help is hosting the meeting as IANRA's newest official member organisation. Francis Ng'ambi, our National Grouping Support Staff is at the meeting to provide support and to learn from the work of our Tanzanian brothers and sisters. For more information please feel free to email Francis Ng'ambi at
, or Chacha Wambura, Executive Director of Foundation Help at
. Foundation Help's website is: www.foundationhelp.org and Protest Barrick is www.protestbarrick.net.
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Meeting & NGO Forum 19 Oct to 7 Nov 2011
The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights is meeting from 24 October to 7 November 2011 in Banjul, the Gambia. IANRA's Coordinator, Anne Mayher, is attending the NGO Forum 19-21 October, the Commemoration of the African Charter on Human & Peoples' Rights on 22-23 October, and 4 days of the Commission's session. The ACHPR has set up an Extractive Industries Working Group with experts to advise the Commission on interventions to protect human rights related to extractive industries and other environmental issues. The NGO Forum has a Special Interest Group on Extractives, the Environment and Human Rights, in which Anne participated, and gave input on a resolution of this interest group which was presented to the NGO Forum for adoption, and for official submission to the Commission during its meeting. We encourage all IANRA members to check out aspects of the Commission's work on www.achpr.org.
The Chairperson of the African Commission, Mrs. Gansou is addressing the NGO Forum's closing session now, on Friday 21 October 2011. The Resolution on Extractive Industries and the Environment, which is related to natural resources more broadly, will be posted soon.