Governance and Human rights
We promote social and economic accountability processes that always involve all citizens in an equitable, all inclusive decision making process.
Communities and vulnerable groups need a voice to speak out for them at all levels of their living arrangement right from policy and in implementation; allocating resources in a growing, complex and unequal world. Advocacy and Civic education is important in this function.
Our advocacy work is about educating and mobilizing people and communities to influence their course of action from within- personal concerns and public issues. We call for good governance respecting and securing rights enhancing social and economic justice to all people
Our advocacy campaigns are devoted to research, round table discussion, media release, production of appropriate education materials in the form of documentaries, stickers, posters, and supporting the formation and resourcing of self-help initiatives for sustainable development.
Community Justice and Cooperate Accountability
We seek for adequate engagement of communities affected by the extractive industry sector over Environmental Social Impact Assessment-ESIA, Compensation, mobilization and utilization of domestic resources and how efficient and effective public finance management mechanisms through .strategies, institutions and accountability frameworks for public finance management, with a focus on extractive industries.
The aim is to have;
- Improved understanding on operations of Extractive Industries by CSOs and citizens
- Transparency and accountability in the mobilization and utilization of finances from extractive industries
- Improved efficiency and effectiveness in utilization of resources for poverty reduction
- Adequate involvement of CSOs and other stakeholders at local level in monitoring operations of extractive industries
Community Resource Development
The development of a country’s natural resources should be designed to secure the greatest social and economic benefit for its people. Extractive resources are public assets and decisions concerning their exploitation and use should be a matter for public debate. Resource governance is strengthened when those decisions are subject to well informed public scrutiny and when decision-makers are held to account.
Large scale projects occur in communities and they undergo profound social and economic changes that are frequently not well understood, much less foreseen, by the authorities in charge of promoting them
The principal human rights effects of these projects for communities relate to loss of traditional territories and land, eviction, migration and eventual resettlement, depletion of resources necessary for physical and cultural survival, destruction and pollution of the traditional environment, social and community disorganization, long term negative health and nutritional impacts as well as, in some cases, harassment and violence
It is under such circumstances that we seek adequate involvement and consultation for common agreement by stakeholders and community having factored all measures to be considered on carrying out extraction businesses in a community.
Gender Equality and development
Advancing gender equality drives tremendous gains in health, education, employment, and improved livelihoods, for women and girls themselves and for their broader families and communities. However, in many parts of the world, women and girls still face social norms and legal, economic, and political constraints that prevent them from participating fully and equally in society.
It is our commitment to empower women and men to advance gender equality and fight poverty, disease and discrimination based on gender. We work with partners to conduct research, build capacity sensitize and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change attitudes, policies and programs.