Strengthening Civil Society Transparency Advocacy in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) used RWI support to organize a national strategy meeting for activists, to address potential and existing cases of inequitable revenue distribution, corruption and human rights abuse resulting from mineral exploitation. Participants analyzed the lack of openness in Zimbabwe’s mining industry and made recommendations for improving transparency and accountability.

The mining sector contributed about four percent (4%) to Zimbabwe’s GDP in 2008, but the limitations on sector transparency bar the public from obtaining regular or detailed information about mining revenues.

ZELA promotes the rights of poor communities to derive economic benefits from natural resources found in their communities and to fight against exploitation by multinational and domestic companies involved in natural resource extraction.

Related Grants

Title Year Amount
Strengthening Civil Society Transparency Advocacy in Zimbabwe 2010 $10,000