Putting the interests of local populations at the centre of the management of natural resources: transparency, accountability, and protection of rights

  • Objective: to contribute to the transparent management of natural resources in a way that respects human rights. The project supports the involvement and participation of affected populations in order to ensure the transparency of processes for managing natural resources, to combat corrupt practices, and to protect and make effective their rights in relation to the management of natural resources. More specifically, the project aims to support the involvement and participation of those concerned, in order to assure:
    • transparency of natural resource management processes and the fight against corrupt practices and
    • the protection and realisation of their rights within this framework.
  • By empowering local people to act so that they are able to fully play their role in the natural resource management processes, and by accompanying them to ensure the protection of their rights, the project contributes to the development of essential conditions for inclusive, sustainable and human rights-based development
  • There are three dimensions to the project’s activities:
    • Informing people about issues related to the proper local governance of natural resources
    • Mobilising people to strengthen their participation in the proper local governance of natural resources and to compel their representatives to respect the principles of transparency and accountability and to act in the public interest
    • Implementing and/or strengthening mechanisms for preventing and resolving conflicts, protecting the rights of local populations, and combatting corrupt practices
  • Geographic areas of intervention: province of Kongo-Central and former Orientale province
  • PartnerLigue Congolaise pour la Lutte contre la Corruption
  • Budget: EUR 1,700,000
  • Duration: 4 years (October 2018 > September 2022)