Natural
Resource
Governance

The peace, stability and democratic evolution of West Africa hinges greatly on the effective management of its natural resources. The sub-region is rife with abundant stocks of natural resources – from bauxite in Guinea, crude oil in Nigeria and gold in Ghana, just to mention a few. But profits from this wealth remain invisible and overwhelmingly unattainable to the vast majority of citizens. Resource management in West Africa is often riddled bysheer negligence, endemic corruption and complete opacity – carried out as much by multinational companies as by state actors themselves. OSIWA works to promote the adoption and implementation of frameworks, such as the African Mining Vision and the ECOWAS Mineral Development Policy, as well as engaging directly with mining communities so they are empowered to effectively demand for proper management of their resources.

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