Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW)

SARW’s mission is to ensure natural resource extraction contributes to sustainable development; that is, a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

SARW related objectives are firstly, to monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction, and beneficiation, of natural resources in southern Africa, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development.

This organisation also aims to consolidate research, and advocacy, on natural resource extraction issues in southern Africa. SARW also focuses on the specific dynamics of natural resource in southern Africa in order to build a distinctive understanding of the regional geo-political dynamics of resource economics.

SARW also aims to provide researchers, policy makers and social justice activists in academic and civic spaces with a platform to monitor, and strengthen, corporate, and state, accountability in natural resource extraction.

Finally, SARW seeks to highlight the relationship between resource extraction activities and human rights as they pertain to experiences on the ground, and develop advocacy efforts that engage this reality.


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