Centre for Natural Resource Governance

Justice and Dignity for Communities Affected by Extractive Industries.

Who we are

The Center for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) is a research and advocacy civil society organization, aimed at promoting citizen participation and good governance of natural resources for the ultimate benefit of communities that live in resource rich areas.

Who we are

The Center for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) is a research and advocacy civil society organization, aimed at promoting citizen participation and good governance of natural resources for the ultimate benefit of communities that live in resource rich areas.
What Matters

​community empowerment and community driven advocacy

What we do

We defend the rights of communities affected by extractive industries. We have seen how extractive industries expose rural communities to an avalanche of rights violations which include land and water grabbing, water and air pollution and direct violence by a combined force of state and corporate power. Our work is guided by five strategic pillars.

01

Gender & Extractive

To improve safety for women and girls in communities affected by extractive activities

02

Climate Change

To build resilience and climate change adaptation capacity within communities affected by extractive industries in Zimbabwe

03

Minerals Resource Governance

To promote transparency and accountability in governance of mineral resources in Zimbabwe.

04

Ecosystem: Wildlife and Forestry

To promote sustainable management and conservation of ecosystems for the benefit of local communities in Zimbabwe

05

Land and Water

To promote equitable access to land and water resources for indigenous communities Extractive Industries compete for land and water resources with host communities.

Our Philosophy

Listening

We encourage and cultivate a passion for listening by creating opportunities for all voices to be heard – especially voices of marginalised groups and those living in and around resource-rich areas.



Protecting

Defending and Promoting: We protect, defend, and promote environmental rights and the principles of open societies that are human rights respecting.

Protecting

We hold ourselves, colleagues, partners, and associates accountable for what we say we will do and how we will undertake any of the actions that seek to advance our causes as outlined in our strategy and official positions.

Our Firm In The Media

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT – CNRG and Labour Unions call for National Day/Public Holiday to honour Kamandama Mine disaster victimsJOINT PRESS STATEMENT –

Hwange, Zimbabwe – 08 JUNE 2024 – The Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), National Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (NMWUZ), and Zimbabwe Diamond and …

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Beyond Voluntarism: Is a Legally Binding Approach the Answer for Responsible Mining?

By Tracy Mutowekuziva The Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) last week participated in the Regional Binding Treaty Indaba in Johannesburg. The active participation of …

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Government imposes moratorium on urban state land

Accessing land in urban areas of Zimbabwe just got a tad more difficult. If the prevailing circumstances in land tenure were prohibitive, the situation has …

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