AFRODAD has joined executives from the biggest mining companies in Zambia, government officials, International investors and the Church this week from 11th – 13th June 2019 at the Cresta Golf View Hotel in Lusaka for the Zambia
Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) to discuss opportunities in the industry and to lead a discussion based on its recent research findings on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs).
The ZAMI’s theme is "Our Zambia, Our Minerals, Moving Towards Meaningful Transparency and Accountability". The overall event’s aim is to create a policy and legislative dialogue space where stakeholders will propose legislative and policy changes thus allowing the country to benefit from natural resource extraction.
The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) generally fosters discussions on the impact of mining on communities in terms of pollution, possible community displacement, and, most notably, community participation in accepting mining projects. Hosts for the event are Publish What You Pay Zambia in conjunction with the Zambia Conference for Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD), Action Aid Zambia, Diakonia Zambia, Joint Country Programme (NCA, DCA, CA), Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR), Oxfam Zambia, Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) among other civil society organisations in Zambia.
AFRODAD's is represented by Mr. Rangarirai Chikova - Consultant under the Domestic Resources Mobilisation portfolio, scheduled to share findings from AFRODAD's recent research: “Assessing the Political Economy and Drivers of Illicit Financial Flows and Corruption and the Nexus between Corruption and Domestic Resource Mobilization in Zambia.”