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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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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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Call for Consultancy: Policy Review of the application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and resettlement in Zimbabwe

Background A local Non-Governmental Law Association is seeking to develop a policy review document on the application on free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and resettlement in Zimbabwe. The organisation’s motivation to carry out this review emanates from the fact that mineral resource extractive projects have since increased in Zimbabwe …

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YOUTH CALL FOR ARTICLES

Zimbabwe prides itself of vast natural resources that include diamonds, gold, platinum, granite, timber among others. Amidst the remarkable number of resource endowed provinces, several young people in these areas are not fully participating in resource governance. Decades of mineral extraction in the country have failed to translate to human …

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2020 World Environment Day-Time For Nature

 ZELA Press Statement:2020 World Environment Day-Time For Nature Harare– The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) joins several countries around the globe in commemorating the World Environment Day. As a public interest environmental law organization seeking  to promote environmental justice, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources, democracy and good governance …

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