Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba


The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA),Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development, Zimbabwe Council of Churches & the African Forum on Debt & Development will from the 18th-20th of September 2019 host the Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba at Holiday Inn Hotel in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Host a Mining Indaba Side Session . . .

Call for expression of interest to host a side session at the 8th Edition of the Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba 2019: The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA)
Deadline: 31 July 2019

Dates: 18-20 September 2019
Venue: Holiday Inn Hotel, Bulawayo

Call for expression of interest
The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA), Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC), Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) and African Forum And Network On Debt And Development (the Steering Committee) are seeking expressions of interest to host half-day side sessions during the 8th Edition of the Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) 2019.
About ZAMI
The ZAMI is an annual multi-stakeholder engagement platform on mineral resource governance which brings together communities affected by mining activities, civil society organisations (CSOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), social movements, small scale miners, academia, traditional leaders, local government, Community Share Ownership Trusts (CSOTs), relevant government ministries, departments and agencies, business entities, academia and media. In line with section 13 of the Constitution on national development, the ZAMI’s signature objective is to ensure that citizens are mobilized and empowered to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies that enable sustainable socio-economic development hinged on mineral wealth exploitation. Given the country’s vast mineral resource endowments, if judiciously exploited they can lead to sustainable socio-economic growth, industrialization, job creation, and investment in human development projects – health and education. This vision is also enshrined in the Africa Mining Vision (AMV).

The ZAMI creates opportunities for citizens to hold duty-bearers to account on how their finite mineral wealth is being managed for the benefit of all Zimbabweans. Topical issues that will be interrogated during the ZAMI include; The Mines and Minerals Bill; Mineral Governance Reforms by the New Government (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative); Responsible supply chains across diamond (Kimberley Process Certification Scheme), gold (Fairtrade certification) and chrome sectors; Leveraging Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) for sustainable rural economies; Responsible investments – mitigating mining impact on community rights; Tax justice and curbing illicit financial flows; Contract Transparency and contract monitoring; and Gender and Extractives; Theological and critical reflections on mineral resource governance and photo voices exhibition on extractives. Only 8 spots are available with options of morning or afternoon sessions on the 19th of September 2019.

Possible topics
Business and Human Rights – United Nations Guiding Principles Dissemination and Implementation; Gender and Extractives; Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Zimbabwe; Land rights, development induced displacements and resettlements; Corporate accountability on human rights due diligence and impact assessments, including environmental impact assessments, water rights, farmers rights; Public finance management; Corruption; Mining revenue transparency initiatives and best practice; IFFs and development.

To apply
Each proposal must contain the following information: Title of the workshop; Contact information; Workshop abstract; Workshop description (maximum 1 pages); goal of the workshop; schedule or proposed agenda; expected roles of participants. ZAMI side session proposals must be submitted to nyaradzo@zela.org

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