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History of the Alternative Mining Indaba

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AMI_3The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) is a space that was created in 2010 for communities affected by extractive industries and ordinary citizens to articulate the challenges posed by the sector in terms of human rights and socio-economic growth. The main objective was to provide an international platform for affected communities and broader civil society organizations (including National Christian Councils and inter-faith groups) to share experiences, mobilize, as well as motivate mining communities to strengthen their work on advocacy and to develop strategic tools which empower them. Click here for the AMI 2016 Concept Note
The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) is a space that was created in 2010 especially for communities affected by extractive industries and ordinary citizens to articulate the challenges posed in their day to day lives by the sector in terms of human rights and socio-economic growth. The main objective was to provide an international platform for affected communities and broader civil society organizations (including National Christian Councils and inter faith groups) to share experiences, mobilize, as well as motivate mining communities to strengthen their work on advocacy and the development of strategic tools which empower them. 
Click here for the AMI 2016 Concept Note
 

AMI is a platform for mining-affected communities

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For 20 years the Africa Mining Indaba has been an exclusive annual event for the affluent mining stakeholders to congregate and discuss issues in the African Mining industry; however, the mining communities, important stakeholders in African Mining, have been excluded from participating in this gathering by the exorbitant registration fee. Mining affected communities have been ignored at this annual event. In 2010 Economic Justice Network and their partners saw the need to hold an Alternative Mining Indaba that runs concurrent to the Africa Mining Indaba. Click here for Briefing Slides on the AMI
For 20 years the Africa Mining Indaba has been an exclusive annual event for the affluent mining stakeholders to congregate and discuss issues in the African Mining industry; however, the mining communities, important stakeholders in African Mining, have been excluded from participating in this gathering by the exorbitant registration fee. Mining affected communities have been ignored at this annual event.
Click here for Briefing Slides on the Alternative Mining Indaba
 

DECLARATION OF THE 6th ALTERNATIVE MINING INDABA

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The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) brought together approximately 300 participants from approximately 37 countries and they were comprised of: Government; policymakers and analysts, technical experts, stakeholders from the private sector, cooperating partners, representatives from communities; media; employers’ organizations, associations, academia and the international community. Keynote addresses from Brian Kagoro; Matthews Hlabane and Her Excellency Graca Machel echoed similar sentiments – the importance of long-term sustainability; transparency; mutual assistance and accountable governance among governments in the extractives industry.

Click here for the FINAL_DECLARATION_OF_6th_ALTERNATIVE_MINING_INDABA.pdf

 

SANI press Statement

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The South African Network On Inequality (SANI) is taking big steps in making WORLD FOOD DAY (18 OCTOBER) a 365 days event rather than it being a one day's thing through engaging experts in food security on ongoing dialogue aimed at forging strategies to remedies the situation.

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