CNRG Executive Director Farai Maguwu, together with representatives from different NGOs that attended the IANRA Model Mining Law launch and AGM in Kenya.
Insert: Councillors from Bikita doing a S.W.O.T Analysis assignment at the workshop held by CNRG and ZPP on Monitoring Socio-Economic Rights and the Extractives.
Women artisanal miners from Penhalonga that participated in the Penhalonga Inception Meeting that focused on the challenges women in mining areas are facing.
An abandoned gold mining area in Penhalonga. Mining activities by artisanal miners left the area in a site of degradation. The law requires that the land be rehabilitated after the completion of mining ventures.
Women from different communities in Hwange that participated in the Hwange Inception Meeting that looked into challenges women and children are facing as a result of coal mining activities in the area.
A clear sign of pollution from a coal mining site in Hwange. Coal mining has resulted in extensive degradation and pollution in the area….
Councillors from different wards in Bikita that participated in the workshop held by CNRG and ZPP that focused on Monitoring Socio-Economic Rights and the Extractives.
Councillors from Hwange that took part in the workshop on Monitoring Socio-Economic Rights and the Extractives held by CNRG and ZPP.
Hwange Colliery Mining Site…
Mining communities in Zimbabwe, have seen children dropping out of school to venture into artisanal mining as a way of providing for the family even when their rights as children are being abused…
With the rate of unemployment in Zimbabwe, the youth in most mining communities have found  themselves stuck in their undeveloped communities with only artisanal mining as a means of survival…

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Permanent People Tribunal - Jurors Report Available!

Following the first Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations, which took place in Manzini on 16th and 17th August 2016, AIDC would like to present the Jurors’ Report. The Tribunal brought together 500 people over 2 days to hear the testimonies of 9 communities from Southern Africa, who presented cases on how TNC’s are are violating their human and environmental rights.


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Report available here

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) is a research and advocacy civil society organisation whose mandate is to promote good governance of natural resources, particularly minerals. CNRG advocates that natural resources should be extracted in a transparent, accountable, community inclusive and bio-sustainable manner. Since its inception in 2012 CNRG holds an impeccable record of tackling difficult issues such as demanding revenue transparency, investigating human rights violations in the extractive sector and building the capacity of resource rich communities to speak for themselves. CNRG is a leading campaigner for free, prior, informed and continuous consent of communities regarding natural resource extraction.  CNRG pursues the following programs


CNRG advocates for devolved governance of natural resources so that communities and their leaders have a greater autonomy over their natural resources.

Climate Change

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to human security in the 21st century. Mining contributes a great deal to climate change through carbon emissions.

Gender & Extractives

Between 2013 and 2014 CNRG conducted a study on the socio-economic impacts of mining induced displacement from Marange diamond fields. The study showed that women pay for the costs of mining and yet have no share in the benefits of mining.


Discovery of minerals, especially high value ores is often received with optimism by the host communities. However, the prospects of improved quality of life from the mining activities are quick to vanish as families in mining communities begin to experience the high price of living in areas where precious mineral resources are located.