Malawi’s alternative mining indaba starts today

Over the next two days, over 100 people have gathered for Malawi’s Alternative Mining Indaba in Lilongwe, Crossroads Hotel.

This year, the theme is “Transforming Malawi’s Natural Resources into Sustainable Development”.

Different discussion sessions and panels are planned, including:

  • The importance of a strong legal framework in extractive sector in the attainment of sustainable development
  • Malawi extractive industry revenue transparency and accountability
  • Overview of the oil and gas sector
  • Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Malawi

 

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4 responses to “Malawi’s alternative mining indaba starts today

  1. Who are the participants? Anyone from government?

    On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Mining in Malawi wrote:

    > Rachel Etter-Phoya posted: “Over the next two days, over 100 people have > gathered for Malawi’s Alternative Mining Indaba in Lilongwe, Crossroads > Hotel. This year, the theme is “Transforming Malawi’s Natural Resources > into Sustainable Development”. Different discussion sessions and” >

    • Yes, government is always involved although it is led by civil society. Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining and Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development are involved. I believe some representatives from Department of Mines and the Malawi EITI Secretariat (MoFEPD Revenue Policy Division) are presenting and sitting on panels.

  2. Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    On what basis other than funding the workshop and the lunches are the international NGOs key voices in our deliberation on the future of our resources? Norwegian would never allow foreigner to adviser them on their oil.

    None of these NGOs are key advisers on mining in their respective countries. So were do they get their expertise? And some of the ideas they are pedalling are simply irresponsible. For instance, their insistence on communal control of natural resources (in the name of “participation”) is divisive and trivialises our collective wealth

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