From remote communities to national bodies, everyone has a right to participate in decisions that affect them – and it’s vital that they do if they are to benefit from natural resource extraction.
PWYP promotes people’s participation throughout the entire process, so governments and companies can’t ignore the call for fair extraction. Our members help create spaces for people to take part in decision making, and inspire them to do so – including women, young people and marginalised groups such as indigenous peoples. We train local organisations to share knowledge about extractive projects with communities and the media, and collect people’s feedback, through carefully tailored activities such as forums, drama and radio shows. By sharing knowledge across our network, we also help civil society representatives maximise their influence in national EITI multi-stakeholder groups, and build links with others who have expertise in related areas, to reinforce people’s collective voice. Ultimately, governments and companies can’t ignore the call for fair extraction when it’s backed by the power of ordinary people.
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Story of Change In 2015, following an intensive campaign by civil society, the Government of Burkina Faso adopted a new mining code requiring mining companies to pay 1 per cent of their gross revenues to a community development fund. By July 2019, more than 12 billion Central African Francs (CFA), around US$20 million, had been…Read Download
Consultation report for 2019 To understand members’ experiences more fully and identify their challenges and needs around civic freedoms, the PWYP Secretariat carried out in-depth profiling of the situation in two countries: Niger and the Republic of the Congo. We then carried out an online survey to find out more about members’ experiences facing increasingly…Read Download
Civic space: a ground-breaking road map for addressing threats to civic space in the extractive sector PWYP’s Strategic Framework on civic space for 2020-2022 provides a road map for addressing threats to civic space in the extractive sector, in particular those faced by PWYP members. Natural resource activists campaigning against the harmful impact of extraction,…Read Download
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) stands or falls on the strength of its civil society component. Only with well-coordinated, inclusive and influential civil society participation will EITI reports inform public debate and lead to improved governance in the extractive sector. Civil society input underpins success throughout the EITI process, from consulting communities affected by…Read Download
Citizens and communities in extractive areas have the right to know how their finite natural resources are governed. As more and more extractives data is opened to the public, the more challenging it becomes to make these disclosures relevant to local communities. On December 2014, the Philippines released its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)…Read Download