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ZELA and EMA train communities on incorporating a child rights perspective to the development of local environmental action plans in Mutare Rural District

28 June 2022 By Refias Sithole-Marange Development Trust (MDT) Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has always done a lot of development initiatives in mining affected communities in a bid to transform the lives of local communities through promoting social, economic, and environmental activities that respect community rights. The recent Local …

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Ward 24 Marange Progress Report

16 May 2022 Compiled by Josphat Makaza- Chiadzwa Community Development Trust In 2020 Alrosa Zimbabwe engaged the local leadership in ward 24 with the intention of mining diamonds. The officials met with a few individuals who granted the mine a social licence to operate.  They informed the community representatives that …

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Environmental Impact Assessment Training an Eye-Opener for Manicaland Community Monitors

22 April 2022 Compiled by Ngoni. T. Maunga, Tildar Nyakunu and Zvaitwa Katsidzira. The mining of diamond in Marange came with destruction and pollution of the environment due to land degradation, deforestation, discharge of effluents, blasting, and dust emissions. Lack of progressive rehabilitation of land and implementation of precautions to …

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2022 GENDER AND EXTRACTIVES SYMPOSIUM COMMUNIQUE

Theme: Gender Equality today for a sustainable tommorow #GenderAndExtractives #BreakTheBias WE, the 56 participants that include traditional leaders, local authorities, mining communities, legislators, faith-based organisations, government officials and civil society organisations gathered at Nyamakwere Lodge, Mutoko on the 23rd of March 2022 for Gender and Extractives Symposium.  The symposium which …

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