2018 DRC Alternative Mining Indaba

It will be held (21-24 May) in the rich mining province of Lualaba. Over 250 participants are expected to attend from national and provincial governments, mining companies, civil society, labour, communities and artisanal miners.

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Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW)

April 26th, 2018

The DRC Alternative Mining Indaba is in its second edition this year. It will be held (21-24 May) in the rich mining province of Lualaba. Over 250 participants are expected to attend from national and provincial governments, mining companies, civil society, labour, communities and artisanal miners. 

If you are interested in what is happening in the DRC mining sector from human rights and development perspectives then you must come and listen to the real people talking about the impact of mining activities on their lives, efforts that government and other actors are deploying to eradicate child labour and vulnerable women from ASM.

The new Mining Code and the dispute from the seven major mining companies will be on the table for the discussion. Civil society will propose a way forward. Civil society that operates in the extractive Industries is respected by companies and government in the DRC. If you want to influence the outcome, come and join the discussion.  

What about governance of revenues? Participants will hear from government officials and  civil society activists about corruption in the sector and how to improve on transparency and accountability.          

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About the author(s)

Claude Kabemba is the Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW). In 2006, the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) asked him to spearhead the formation of SARW. He holds a PhD in International Relations (Political economy) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Thesis: Democratisation and the Political Economy of a Dysfunctional State: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo). Before joining SARW, he worked at the Human Sciences Research Council and the Electoral institute of Southern Africa as a Chief Research Manager and Research Manager respectively. He has also worked at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Centre for Policy Studies as Policy Analyst. Dr. Kabemba’s main areas of research interest include: Political economy of Sub Saharan Africa with focus on Southern and Central Africa looking specifically on issues of democratization and governance, natural resources governance, election politics, citizen participation, conflicts, media, political parties, civil society and social policies. He has consulted for international organizations such Oxfam, UNHCR, The Norwegian People’s Aid, Electoral Commissions and the African Union. He has undertaken various evaluations related to the work of Electoral Commissions and civil society groups interventions in the electoral process in many African countries. He is regularly approached by both local and international media for comments on political and social issues on the continent. His publication record spans from books (as editor), book chapters, journal articles, monographs, research reports, and newspaper articles.

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