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Exploring Natural Resources in West Africa

The West Africa region is endowed with sufficient natural resources to sustain her people.
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Facts About African Natural Resources

The African continent is blessed with a rich reserve of natural resources. Africa holds approximately 30% of the world’s known mineral reserves, as well as a substantial hydrocarbon (oil and gas) reserves. 

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Conflict Prevention with the ECOWAS Harmonized Mining Code (EMMMDA)

Due to bad governance in the extractive industry, ECOWAS adopted in 2019, with the support and leadership of WACSOF in mobilizing the West African Civil Society, the ECOWAS Model Mining and Mineral Development Act (EMMMDA), to standardize practices in the mining sector, for the benefit of the citizens.

ECOWAS MINERAL MODEL MINING DEVELOPMENT ACT

The EMMMDA was created to help establish an inclusive and functional geo-extractive sector in the West African region.
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WACSOF trained Mali mining communities, media and CSO's on the ECOWAS Harmonized Mining Code

WACSOF organized a 2-day training of a group consisting of participants including communities’ leaders, religious leaders and government experts on the provisions of the ECOWAS…

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Promoting and Facilitating CSOs Collaborations

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