March 29, 2012 -
The body of this paper discusses and analyses the principal themes that emerged from the interviews conducted in Luanda, Angola between 18 -25 October 2011. This is followed by recommendations for the Chinese government, the Angolan government and Chinese companies.
By Lucy Corkinmore»
- November 3, 2011 -
The Heinrich Böll Foundation congratulates the Director of the Center for Research and Development, Farai Maguwu for being awarded the prestigious Human Rights Watch Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.
- October 14, 2011 -
Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds have been tainted by reports of violence, human rights abuses and smuggling, fuelling doubts about the credibility and effectiveness of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP). How could the Marange impasse be resolved?
- This issue of Perspectives sheds light on the successes and setbacks of initiatives aimed at improving resource governance in Africa - namel the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme in Zimbabwe, the Nigerian Extractive Industries Initiative, and the Publish What You Pay Coalition in Tanzania. The articles demonstrate that while present local and international efforts to address the resource governance issues have yielded some benefits, they continue to face serious challenges. more»
- April 16, 2010 - South African companies are increasingly looking for investment opportunities in the wider SADC region in a bid to benefit from favourable international markets for minerals, in competition with western and Asian companies. These investments have social and environmental impacts on people working in, and living around, mines. This book assesses South African mining and gas companies corporate governance and social responsibilities in five SADC countries. more»
- January 15, 2010 - Tanzania’s mining sector has grown rapidly in recent years. This study provides background information on the industry, its impacts, and the legal and political environment of its operation. It argues for a joint effort of all stakeholders to overcome typical challenges of the extractive resource industry in Africa, in order to make Tanzania the “best performer in her class”. more»
- Eni, formerly the Italian state oil company, is undertaking a new multi-billion dollar investment in Congo in developing tar sands, oil palm for food and bio-diesel and gas-fuelled electricity. Such investments have been heavily criticized for causing social and environmental damage, both locally and globally. The actual study gives background information about the plans. more»
- To Have and Have Not – Resource Governance in the 21st Century incorporates cross-sectional and cross-regional perspectives. As a Green political foundation we promote a South-South dialogue and aspire to strengthen international networks. The memorandum attempts to turn such dialogues into a policy manifesto that – taking into account the different perspectives and approaches – tries to agree upon common principles and actions for fair, just, and ecological resource politics. more»