Natural Resources Justice Network (NRJN)

Country: Malawi
Social media: Facebook
Focal Point: Kennedy Rashid, National Coordinator
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Working language/s: English

Mission & Vision

The Network’s mission is to contribute towards attainment of social and economic justice through the realisation of tangible benefits accruing directly and indirectly from equitable and sustainable natural resources utilisation in Malawi.

The Natural Resource Justice Network (NRJN) vision is a transparent, accountable and well-regulated natural resource/extractive industry, sustainably supporting the equitable development of Malawi as a nation.

Indicate the priority areas your organization is working on

Transparency and accountability, Human Rights, Biodiversity, Tax Justice, Climate Justice

Highlight your organization’s most important achievements over the past two years

  • The revision of the Mines and Minerals Act of Malawi
  • The introduction of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
  • The introduction of ‘Publish What You Pay’ in Malawi

Provide a specific description of your organization’s work in anti-corruption

We focus on revenue transparency in the extractive sector, but also on open contracting.

Share any anti-corruption activities your organization was involved in over the past two years

We have been following up on the procedural issuance of licenses in the extractive sector. We are also part of the EITI and have been mainstreaming beneficial ownership disclosure systems.

Describe your organization’s work in relation to the UNCAC and the UNCAC review mechanism

We have been participating in the African Union State of the Union project, but also we are part of the OGP programme in Malawi.

A global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)