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Upscaling Meeting, the results

Compiled G. Muhwahwa Following an application for upscaling filed with the Chimanimani rural district council, SOCNET was invited to the Environmental and Social services meeting held on the 4th of December in the district council boardroom. Present were council officials from the environment and social services department.These include the Chairperson …

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ZELA trains communities on environmental child rights and the significance of EIAs

Story by Refias Sithole (Marange Development Trust) An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is one of the important components in safeguarding the environmental child rights whenever a mining project is to be undertaken. It is not far from the truth that children and youths are more susceptible to the negative impacts …

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District Administrators make first call to ATRDT after 9 years 

 Article by Mufute Tawanda (Atrdt) For the first time in 9 years Arda Transau Relocation Development Trust (ATRDT) was invited to a round table dialogue with all key stakeholders by the Mutare District Administrator. The meeting was attended by different stakeholders namely, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, Zimbabwe National Water …

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Citizens’ inclusion on resource governance-a legacy towards vision 2030

By Sophia Takuva The colonial era has marginalised the indigenous people in African from the riches of their land. The echoes of exploitation reverberate within our current democratic dispensation, ratcheting up tensions around land and resources. Although our mineral wealth is now theoretically shared by all, the realities of exclusion remain unchanged. …

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By Siobhan Curran Houses are cracking, rubble and waste is being dumped in the river and women are forced to walk longer distances for clean water – all for the extraction of granite. Yet the communities are not seeing the benefits of this lucrative business https://www.trocaire.org/news/bhr-mining-zimbabwe

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Momentum forthe adoption of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative builds in Zimbabwe

By Mutuso Dhliwayo& Joyce Machiri The Zimbabwean Government was among the participants at the 8thExtractive Industries Transparency Initiative ( EITI) Global Conference  held in Paris, France from the 18th -19th of June 2019. The meeting’s theme “Open Data, Build Trust”was very apt as it underpins the need for building trust between …

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