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Advocacy

We engage with and support government and corporates on building accountable and transparent policies regarding the management of extractive resources. Currently we are focusing on

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Campaigns

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Research

SARW generates and consolidates research in partnership with academic institutions. Currently under research we are focusing on.

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Capacity building

We educate communities about their rights and work with leaders to implement programmes and monitor progress. We educate media to report responsibly and train them on investigative journalism.

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Policy dialogue

This is aimed at promoting dialogue between all stakeholders. We currently do it through:

Our Story

The Southern Africa Resource Watch was founded in 2007 and operated as a project within the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Its location and operations were primarily in SADC, well known as the world’s richest region in terms of extractive resources. While its establishment was related to the global natural resources boom of the 2000s, SARW outlived that specific economic boom as well as numerous extractive industry cycles over the years.

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Publications

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SADC AMV Alignment and Harmonisation Report
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Legal framework for local content and sub-contracting in the mining sector in Zambia
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Legal and policy framework for local content and sub-contracting in Zimbabwe
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Evaluation of the application of legal provisions on local content and sub-contracting in South Africa

Podcasts

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Democratic Progress (DP)s mining policy as delivered by their parliamentary candidate Samson Phiri categorizing his vision for Nchanga constituency on Rise FM.