Monday 6 February – Wednesday 8 February 2017
DoubleTree Hotel, Brickfield Rd, Woodstock, Cape TownThe Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (EJN of FOCCISA), in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA), Publish What You Pay (PWYP), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), South African Council of Churches (SACC), Mozambique CC, Benchmarks Foundation, Diakonia, Council of Churches Zambia, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and Oxfam, are pleased to invite you to the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba.
Objectives of the AMI2017:
- To provide a platform for communities affected by the extractives industries to reclaim their rights through the formulation of alternatives.
- To advocate for transparent, equitable and just extractives practices in the management, governance and distribution of national resources through policy and legislative reform.
- To create meaningful decision-making processes for communities, advocating for just national and regional policies and corporate practices.
- To provide space for engagement for the inter-faith communities, governments, CSO’s and private sector to share information and experiences.
- To provide space for the inter-faith community to lead and accompany affected and impacted communities.
- Attracting more than 350, SADC and abroad community representatives, civil society organizations, and multi-lateral organizations and other stakeholders to actively participate in discussing and providing viable recommendations for the future of natural resource extraction in Africa.
- Publish the Communiqué in national and regional media to gather the support of the African citizens.
- The development of an action plan that has ownership from all the representatives present as a follow up to the declaration of demands.
- Solidarity amongst regional mining affected communities, inter-faith organizations, civil society and other likeminded organizations against the injustices in the extractives sector through Marching to the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) to the Africa Mining Indaba with a clear and progressive Communiqué.
- Lobby key government bodies and corporates such the African Commission and the ICMM respectively to consider the message from the AMI community.
- At least 50 percent of communities attending the AMI receive tangible legal advice from lawyers at the mining legal clinic so as to capacitate them on their legal rights.
- Increased engagement with the AU commission through the AMDC and holding discussions with mining affected communities as a result of their activities around reclaiming their rights
- The AMI platform widely known in economic bodies such as SADC and AU as a vehicle used by CSOs and FBOs and communities to demand for transparent, just and equitable practices in the management of our natural resources
- At least 2 discussion and engagement opportunities created each year, because of the AMI, that brings together the inter faith communities, governments, CSO’s and private sector
- At least 5 reports shared that highlight efforts by inter faith community to accompany affected and impacted communities