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My Take Always from the All Stakeholders Diamond Indaba

By Shamiso Mtisi Deputy Director for Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) and Coordinator of KP Civil Society Coalition    Despite years of working on diamonds, this is my very first blog profiling my observations and points of reflection in monitoring a highly sensitive diamond industry. This is a sector where …

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2020 National Budget must be hinged on US$12 billion mining economy strategy

By Mukasiri Sibanda  Introduction Anchored on public pre budget consultations, the process to formulate the 2020 National Budget Statement is underway. Public participation during budget formulation is fundamental. Citizens and civil society must grab the opportunity to influence how public revenues are generated and allocated to address the stubborn challenges …

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Looking ahead: The move towards adoption of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative by the Government of Zimbabwe

MBy Mutuso Dhliwayo (Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association) Introduction This is the second in a series of blogs by the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) to document and profile ongoing efforts by the Zimbabwe government to adopt and implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the advocacy role of Civil …

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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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