12th August, 2021
On Thursday, 12th August, 2021, Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) with funding from Norwegian Church Aid Malawi and Danish Church conducted a Mining Indaba that brought together stakeholders from various institutions including Reserve Bank of Malawi, Natural Resources Justice Network, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (SMEDI), Department of Mining and Industry in an integrated platform as key stakeholders in mining sector. It also brought on board Civil Society Organizations, faith and community leaders, media personnel among others.
The Indaba event was held in Mangochi as a pilot District for a Social Accountability project entitled “Fighting Social and Economic Inequalities in Health, Education and Extractive Sectors”. The event is described as a remarkable feat of gathering, employing experts’ opinions to shape the mining future of the district and Malawi at large.