Call for applications: Fundamentals of Community led Advocacy in Mining, Oil and Gas Governance

Background The extractive sector in Tanzania and East Africa in general is expanding and projected to be a major contributor to the national economy and rural livelihoods. Despite this potential, the sector experiences a range of challenges including environmental, social, cultural, and human rights which all negatively affect equitable sharing of the benefits accrued from […]

WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PARLIAMENT SILENT OVER BARRICK NEW DEAL?

  Today 13th September 2019, Acacia Mining Plc and its operations have become fully part of Barrick Gold Corporation. Surprisingly, the Parliament and all other oversight bodies have been SILENT to respond or react to the matter. For instance, taking into consideration Section 12 of the Natural Wealth and Resources (Permanent Sovereignty) Act 2017 and Section […]

DISCUSSION PAPER: A ROAD MAP FOR POSITIVE REFORMS ON ASM &SMALL SCALE MINING IN TANZANIA

IIED, in partnership with HakiRasilimali, ran a series of ‘thematic dialogues’ in September 2017. During these dialogues, participants from across Tanzania’s ASM sector discussed the various challenges it is facing, with a focus on suggesting solutions. Discussions included: how to promote profitable and productive ASM and linked businesses; how to support women’s participation in ASM; […]

HAKIRASILIMALI – PWYP Position on Presidential committees’ reports on mineral exports

Recently, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli  constituted two high level committees of experts tasked with investigating potential under declaration of mineral content in the exportation of unprocessed mineral concentrates and ores largely from Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi mines both owned by Acacia Mining Plc and to provide recommendations on […]