In November 2012, EJN and the relevant national Christian Councils as well as like-minded stakeholders had a meeting on tax justice and its linkages to the extractive sector in Southern Africa. It was here that it was decided that a mapping would take place in Zimbabwe and Malawi to better understand the context of the extractive industries there, to investigate the opportunities on how best the Church can be more involved from an advocacy perspective as well as to begin work towards building an advocacy strategy for the NCCs and other key stakeholders in these countries.EJN visited Malawi in April 2013 and Zimbabwe recently in May 2013. Both scoping exercises begun with a full day meeting with the Christian Council church members which was then followed up by the Church and stakeholder meeting the following day. It was clear from the findings that there is room to scale up work on tax justice in Malawi especially with the recent wave of info regarding natural resource discoveries. Stakeholders agreed it was a crucial time to work together and be organized. They agreed that the SADC NGO Forum would be a great opportunity to show case such unity and raise concerns and fears with regards to the extractives industry in Malawi.