Natural Resource Governance

Over the years, the norms, institutions, and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are exercised in southern Africa has been on the spotlight. Although oil, gas, mining and agribusiness have the potential to take millions out of poverty in southern Africa, the converse has often been true, with most resource rich communities locked in conflict and confined to abject poverty. Improving natural resource governance, in particular by improving financial transparency in the extractive industries, remains a crucial step to ensuring citizens can hold their governments accountable for resources communities are custodians of, at the same time ensuring corporate accountability. Key programming pathways identified under this theme include:
a) Extractives and Mining (Inc Oil, Gas and Coal)
b) Land Access and Management
c) Ocean Grabbing
d) Agriculture & Food Sovereignty