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A baseline study based on a face-to-face survey in two (2) mining communities (Nampala and Kalana), within the Sikasso region and environment (surrounding) has been conducted over a period of one month.

Une étude de base a été effectuée au moyen d’une enquête (entretien en tête à tête avec les chefs coutumiers et religieux)  dans les deux communautés minières de Nampala et Kalana afin évaluer leur connaissance du code minier sur une période de plus d’un (01) mois.

Interview with Customary Leaders /Image entretien avec les autorités coutumières

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individuel à Nampala / Images of Interview in Nampala.

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Group photo from the interview in Nampala

 

TERMES DE RÉFÉRENCE (TDR)

ÉVALUATION FINALE DU PROJET D'APPUI À LA PRÉVENTION DES CONFLITS PAR L'UTILISATION DE LA LOI MODÈLE DE LA CEDEAO SUR L’EXPLOITATION MINIÈRE ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES RESSOURCES NATURELLES (EMMMDA)

1. CONTEXTE DU PROJET

Pour trouver des solutions aux problèmes liés à la mauvaise gouvernance des ressources naturelles au Mali, le Forum de la Société Civile de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (FOSCAO), soutenu par des fonds de l'OFFICE FÉDÉRAL DES ÉTRANGERS ALLEMAND et de l'IFA ZIVIK (INSTITUTE FÜR AUSLANDSBEZIEHUNGEN), a planifié et mis en œuvre un projet utilisant la LOI MODÈLE de la CEDEAO SUR L’EXPLOITATION MINIÈRE ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES RESSOURCES NATURELLES (EMMMDA). L'objectif du projet était de sensibiliser les parties prenantes, y compris les membres de la communauté sur la pertinence de la loi dans la prévention des conflits, et les rôles à jouer pour assurer la bonne mise en œuvre de l'EMMMDA.

Le projet a ciblé deux communautés Nampala et Kalana dans la région de Sikasso, une région qui attire l'attention de nombreuses sociétés minières en raison de leur abondance en ressources naturelles. Pour débuter le projet, une étude de base a été organisée pour mesurer le niveau de connaissance de l'EMMMDA dans les deux communautés minières sélectionnées. L'étude de référence devait aider à suivre l'amélioration du niveau de sensibilisation des chefs communautaires, des membres des communautés, des organisations de la société civile (OSC) et des autres parties prenantes concernées.

Suite à l'étude de base, une série d'activités a été organisée pour former les chefs traditionnels sur l'EMMMDA et son lien avec la prévention des conflits, les OSC, les représentants des médias, les membres de la communauté et les dirigeants sur les techniques de plaidoyer pour la mise en œuvre de cette loi afin de favoriser les efforts de consolidation de la paix dans la région et sur leurs rôles à travers le processus de promotion de la prévention des conflits.

Afin de doter les parties prenantes d'informations suffisantes sur l'EMMMDA et son rapport avec la prévention des conflits, un guide de sensibilisation contenant les dispositions pertinentes de l'EMMMDA relatives à la prévention des conflits a été élaboré et diffusé.
Un dialogue politique de haut niveau de deux (2) jours tenu à Bamako impliquant la participation du Ministère des Mines, des Chambres de Commerce et des Mines, de vingt (20) OSC, du Représentant de la CEDEAO au Mali, des médias, des membres de GPPAC Afrique de l'Ouest et d'autres parties prenantes concernées pour également augmenter l'impact du projet, amenant différents acteurs à délibérer sur les questions de gouvernance des ressources naturelles et sur l'exploitation minière. Le dialogue politique de haut niveau est l’activité qui a conclu le projet et a créé un espace pour que les parties prenantes s'engagent à la cause de la lutte contre les conflits à travers la signature d'une déclaration pour promouvoir les bonnes pratiques minières et la gestion des ressources naturelles au Mali.
Pour s'assurer que tous les aspects du projet ont été bien mis en œuvre, une évaluation finale du projet débutera en novembre 2021, en tenant compte du processus de mise en œuvre et de l'efficacité ou de l'impact global des activités du projet. L'évaluation finale, qui doit être effectuée par un consultant externe, tiendra compte des différentes tendances tout au long du projet, de la sensibilisation et de la réponse à l'EMMMDA et de tout résultat inattendu du projet.

2. OBJECTIF
1. Suivre les tendances générales avant, pendant et après la mise en œuvre du projet, en tenant compte de ses résultats et de son impact, ainsi que des domaines susceptibles d'être améliorés.
2. Suivre l'exactitude de la mise en œuvre du projet, en tenant compte des dépenses et des résultats du projet.
3. PORTÉE DES TRAVAUX
1. Fourniture d'une évaluation détaillée sur le processus de mise en œuvre du projet, les succès et les lacunes
2. Suivre l'adéquation du projet dans l'utilisation des fonds pour répondre correctement aux besoins du projet
3. Le rapport final doit être en format WORD en Français ou Anglais avec une présentation sommaire sous format Powerpoint

4. CRITÈRES DE PARTICIPATION
1. Au moins cinq (5) années d'expérience en évaluation de projets
2. Indépendance en matière de reporting pour les organisations
3. Capacité à comprendre la mise en œuvre du projet par rapport aux problèmes de développement
4. Avoir de bonnes connaissances en suivi et évaluation
5. COMMENT PARTICIPER
Veuillez transmettre votre proposition technique et financière à :
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2. Date limite: 30 SEPTEMBRE 2021

  1. TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

     

    FINAL EVALUATION ON PROJECT IN MALI TO SUPPORT CONFLICT PREVENTION THROUGH THE USE OF THE ECOWAS MODEL MINING MINERAL AND DEVELOPMENT ACT (EMMMDA)
  2. PROJECT BACKGROUND

To combat issues of conflict in relation to natural resource governance in Mali, the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), Supported with funds from the GERMAN FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE and IFA ZIVIK (INSTITUTE FÜR AUSLANDSBEZIEHUNGEN), planned and implemented a project utilising the ECOWAS MODEL MINERAL MINING DEVELOPMENT ACT (EMMMDA). The focus of the project was to sensitise stakeholders, including community members on the relevance of the Act in preventing conflict, and the roles to be played to ensure proper implementation of the EMMMDA.

The project targeted two communities; Nampala and Kalana in the Sikasso region, a region which draws the attention of numerous mining companies due to its abundance in natural resources. As a debut to the project, a baseline study was organised to measure the level of awareness of the EMMMDA in the two mining communities selected. The baseline study was projected to help track improvement in the sensitisation level of community leaders, members, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other relevant stakeholders.

Following the baseline study, a series activities were organised to train community leaders on the EMMMDA and its link to conflict prevention, to train CSOs, media representatives, community members and leaders on ways to advocate for the implementation of this Act to foster Peacebuilding efforts in the region and on their roles through the process of promoting the prevention of conflict.

To equip stakeholders with sufficient information on the EMMMDA and its link to conflict prevention, a sensitization guide, containing relevant provisions of the EMMMDA that relate to conflict prevention was created and disseminated.

A two (2) days High Policy Dialogue held in Bamako involving the participation of the Ministry of Mines, Chambers of Commerce and Mines, 20 CSOs, the ECOWAS Representative in Mali, the media, members of GPPAC West Africa, and other relevant stakeholders is also to be held to further increase the impact of the project, bringing different stakeholders to deliberate on matters in natural resource governance and on mining. The High Policy Dialogue, being a high profile activity, concludes the project and creates room for stakeholders to commit themselves to the cause of fighting against conflict through the signing of a declaration to promote good mining practices and management of natural resources in Mali.

To ensure that all aspects of the project have been well implemented, a final evaluation of the project will commence in November of 2021, taking into account the implementation process and effectiveness or overall impact of the project activities. The final evaluation, to be carried out by an external evaluator, who will take into account the various trends throughout the project, on awareness and response to the EMMMDA and on any unexpected project outcome.

  1. OBJECTIVE
  2. To track the overall trends before, during and after the implementation of the project, considering its outcomes and impact and likewise, areas for possible improvement.
  3. To track the project implementation accuracy, taking into account expenses and project outputs.
  1. SCOPE OF WORK
  2. Provision of detailed evaluation on project implementation process, successes and shortcomings
  3. Track project’s adequacy in use of funds to properly cater to project needs
  4. The final report should be WORD Format in English or French and with a summary presentation in POWERPOINT FORMAT
  1. CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION
  2. At least, five (5) years of experience in Monitoring and evaluating projects
  3. Independence in reporting for organisations
  4. Ability to understand project implementation in relation to developmental issues
  5. Have good knowledge on monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  1. HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  2. Please forward your technical and financial proposal to :
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  3. Deadline: 30 September, 2021

ECOWAS Model Mining and Minerals Development Act (EMMMDA), A POWERFUL TOOL FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION

The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) once again confirms its leadership in the area of ​​peace and security in the West African sub-region.

The mismanagement of natural resources in Africa and particularly in West Africa has created enormous frustrations among mining communities and populations generally triggering conflicts. More specifically, the poor governance of the mining industry in the sub-region has had a negative impact on the economies of the countries thus reducing the capacity to mobilize the internal resources of the States and consequently reducing the means of subsistence of its young population. In order to better supervise the extractive and mining industry in West Africa, ECOWAS has developed the ECOWAS Model Mining and Minerals Development Act (EMMMDA) with the vision to "create a region without borders, peaceful, prosperous and cohesive, based on good governance, and where people have the capacity to access and exploit its enormous resources in ways that create inclusive and sustainable development opportunities. "

It is important to recall that WACSOF played a leading role in helping ECOWAS not only in policy formulation but also in mobilizing civil society organizations in the West African region in an approach to take into account the voice of citizens. In accordance with the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) in its “Governance of natural resources” component, WACSOF in collaboration with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and the support of IFA ZIVIK and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has developed a project based on the ECOWAS model law on mining and the development of natural resources better known as the "harmonized mining code of ECOWAS" to prevent conflicts. This project is implemented by the dynamic team of WACSOF Mali and Malian Civil Society Organizations, members of WACSOF.

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The project consists of working with mining communities, building their capacities in terms of knowledge, awareness raising and popularizing ECOWAS harmonized mining code which is an important instrument adopted to better supervise the extractive and mining industry in West Africa. The objective of the said project is to make communities be aware of the mining code (their rights and duties) and how they can use it not only to take better advantage of their natural resources, to preserve and protect their environment and other resources but also to develop their communities.

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The basic assumption is that the more communities and all stakeholders are trained and sensitized, the better everyone will know their roles and responsibilities. A better knowledge of roles and responsibilities makes it possible to provide a better framework for conflicts prevention and peacebuilding. The targets of the project are the mining communities in all their components which are youths, women, customary and religious leaders, local media such as community radios, governments and mining companies. It is important that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in this process in order to learn how to dialogue around this code and use it as a conflict prevention tool and a lever for the development of their community.

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The GPPAC Mali project is an innovation of the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) which contributes to the implementation of the action plans of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) by conceiving and developing this innovative idea of ​​training, popularizing and raising awareness on the use/utilization of the ECOWAS Model Mining and Minerals Development Act (harmonized mining code) as a powerful tool for conflict prevention because as it is usually said "he who holds the knowledge, holds the power".

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