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WACSOF INNOVATES BY USING ECOWAS HARMONIZED MINING CODE AS CONFLICT PREVENTION TOOL IN MALI

Due to bad governance in the extractive industry, ECOWAS adopted in 2019, with the support and leadership of WACSOF in mobilizing the West African Civil Society, the ECOWAS Model Mining and Mineral Development Act (EMMMDA), to standardize practices in the mining sector, for the benefit of the citizens.

WACSOF is innovating in using this important code as conflict prevention tool, as an implementation of the ECPF (ECOWAS CONFLICT PREVENTION FRAMEWORK), by sensitizing and training all the stakeholders on their roles and responsibilities in the implementation of the EMMMDA. WACSOF has been leading training, sensitization and advocacy activities in MALI (in the SIKASSO region, especially in the mining communities of KALANA and NAMPALA), with the full involvement and support of WACSOF-FOSCAO MALI and GPPAC (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts) CSO members. READ MORE