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TAMA Foundation set to release three major reports on mining in Northern Ghana

TAMA Foundation Universal, a Policy, Research, and Advocacy think tank is set to release three major comprehensive research reports on mining in northern Ghana on Wednesday, March 14, 2023, in the northern regional capital, Tamale.

TAMA with funding support from Ford Foundation completed the research assignments in partnership with the Water Research Institute and the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, University for Development Studies, Tamale.

Key thematic areas for the research include,  Assessment of Natural Resource Conflicts in Northern Ghana;  Water Quality Assessment of Illegal Mining Sites in Northern Ghana; and Navigating the “Blessing or Curse of Mining in Northern Ghana.

The findings from these three comprehensive and robust assessments are expected to be presented to key stakeholders drawn from Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Local Authorities, CSOs, and Traditional Leaders in Ghana and the Media to engender the needed actions to ensure peaceful and resilience communities and the sustainable management of natural resources.

According to a media invite, the forum seeks to share insights from the research as mentioned above and to facilitate dialogue among stakeholders to deepen understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to natural resource management in the region.

the invite also mentioned the forum will feature presentations of research findings followed by panel discussions and interactive sessions.

it added that each research piece will be presented by the respective researchers, followed by reflections from expert panelists representing government, academia, civil society, and affected communities.

TAMA Foundation Universal has for the past three years, partnered with the Ford Foundation to implement a Natural Resource Accountability In Northern Ghana (NaRAING}project with the goal of promoting the judicious, transparent, and accountable use of mineral resources to address social inequalities, conserve the environment and protect the human rights of people living in mineral-rich communities in Northern Ghana.

This is to be achieved through four medium-term outcomes namely: Increased and deepened capacity of community structures to protect the rights of people in mineral-rich communities in Northern Ghana including their right to a safe environment; Increased and deepened capacity of Northern Ghana CSOs Network to influence national policies on natural resource management; Strengthened mechanisms for the prevention of natural resource conflicts, including strengthening conflict early warning mechanisms, promoting peace-building activities, and responding to the possible threats of violent extremist organizations; and Enhanced research capacity, that generates quality evidence for policy advocacy in natural resource governance.

 By: Mohammed Suleman/ Publicagenda.news


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