Monday 3 February – Wednesday 5 February 2020

DoubleTree Hotel, Brickfield Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

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Theme: Environmentally and economically sustainable mineral economies in an era of climate change catastrophe

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Overall goal of AMI 2020

An engaged African citizenry that uses its agency to demand legal reforms; transparency and accountability and responsible supply chains in the mining sector for the benefit of current and future generations.

To provide mining affected communities from across the African continent with a safe space to dialogue and seek solutions to their concerns with the mining sector. In particular, the 2020 AMI will focus on discussing and better understanding the link between climate change and the extractive industries and how to deal with the rising challenge.

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Specific objectives:

  • Providing safe spaces for engagement and seeking solutions especially for mining affected communities
  • Provide a space to dialogue with national governments and extractive industries on key concerns of affected communities
  • Increase and strengthen dialogue with key African governments and mining industries’ representatives
  • Further the discourse and demands on Social and environmental accountability, and respect for human rights in the mining sector
  • Initiatives of building communities of practice on corporate accountability cases in extractives sector in Africa
  • Capacity building of communities on key issues of concern e.g. climate and extractive industries
  • Strengthening advocacy work to address environmental issues and to combat climate change and its impacts

Expected Outcome

  • Mining-affected and impacted communities are informed about how to counter environmental disasters in their countries
  • AMI has incorporated climate change and related environmental topics into its current strategy
  • Mining companies accept incorporating host communities in strategic engagements on safeguarding vulnerable ecosystems and conservation sensitive areas
  • AMI advocacy message reflects discussions and way forward on combating climate change

Expected Participants

At least 400 participants consisting of FBOs, NGOs, CBOs, academics, journalists, youth, women and environmental and NRG practitioners from at least 30 countries, consisting of:

  • Representatives from the steering committee
  • Members of Parliament and other key Official Stakeholders
  • Representatives of directly affected communities
  • Representatives of NGO’s
  • Faith based organisations and leaders

Expected outputs

  • Clear strategies and action plans on how to tackle the impacts of environmental degradation and mining-enabled climate catastrophes in mining areas
  • Capacity building on early warning mechanisms and mitigatory strategies to counter the effects of climate catastrophes
  • Advocacy strategies formulated to encourage strengthening of environmental regulations in mining areas
  • Campaign to put the intersection of mining and climate change at the centre of Natural Resource Governance discourse

Date and Venue

The 11th Alternative Mining Indaba will be held on 3 – 5 February 2020

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town
Upper Eastside,
31 Brickfield Rd,
Woodstock,
Cape Town,
7935

Our stakeholders and sponsors

The Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (EJN of FOCCISA) are pleased to invite you to the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba in collaboration with:

Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA)
Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)