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Pushing for the realization of women’s rights to development in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: Case of the mining sector

#GenderAndExtractives #EachforEqual #StopMacheteKillings #COVID-19 On the 30th of June 2020, we convened the 4th edition of the Gender and Extractives Symposium, a multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement space created by the Platform on Gender and Extractives to stimulate interest and collaborative effort in engendering the mining sector in Zimbabwe. This year’symposium …

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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A STUDY ON LOCAL OPEN CONTRACTING

Background and Introduction Deadline: 22 July 2020 Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) intends to carry out a study a research study on Local Open Contracting for Local Authorities. The motivation to carry out this research emanates from ZELA’s long standing work on tracking recommendations of the Office of the Auditor …

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The Chivi DAMI Declaration: Amplifying community voices in fighting mining related injustices and inequalities

Dated: 29 June 2020 On the23rd of May 2019, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association, Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development and the Zimbabwe Council of Churches brought together more than 100 community members drawn from Sese Village of Chivi, local leaders, faith-based organisations and civil society organisations who gathered at the …

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Call for consultancy: Study of COVID-19 Statutory instruments and their impact on mining operations in Zimbabwe

Deadline:25 June 2020 1.0 Background A local NGO intends to produce a brief on COVID-19 Statutory Instruments and how their application has affected mining operations in Zimbabwe. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted mining operations world over, and mining companies have had to adapt by implementing appropriate health, hygiene and distancing …

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Communities Participate in Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2 Public Hearings (16- 18 June,2020)

Strengthening Extractive and Natural Resources Sector Transparency and Accountability through Citizen Action and Parliamentary Oversight in Zimbabwe ZELA supported 10 community monitors from mining and natural resources rich areas to attend public hearings conducted by Parliament on the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill No. 2 gazetted on 17 January 2020. The community …

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Call for Consultancy: Legal research on the recognition and protection of environmental human rights defenders in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Background Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest environmental law organization whose mission is to use the law to protect and conserve the environment. The work of the organisation seeks to promote environmental justice in Zimbabwe and Africa through sustainable and equitable utilization of natural resources and environmental …

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ZELA Press Statement:2020 Day of the African Child

Child friendly environmental justice system should guarantee access to remedy for environmental child rights violations The 2020 Day of the African Child (DAC) comes at a time when the continent and the world at large is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Though in itself a health pandemic, COVID-19 has caused …

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