Training for Civil Society Organizations in Ivory Coast on good resource governance (CSO Mining Governance School)

Ivory Coast
GIZ, 2017 - 2018

Despite recent economic successes and increasing political stability, Côte d’Ivoire remains fragile with weak governmental structures, poor oversight by responsible agencies, and limited knowledge of civil society organizations on the operations of the extractive sector. With a mandate of GIZ, training experts and resource governance specialists of Projekt-Consult have been designing and implementing a thorough training support scheme for Ivorian Civil Society Organizations (CSO) that will equip CSOs with the competencies, skills, and knowledge needed to adequately fulfil their monitoring and advocacy roles in the governance of the extractive sector. The training-of-trainers has been developed based on GFA’s C3 methodology and covers a broad range of relevant topics, including:

  • The mining cycle
  • Overview of various types of mining fiscal regimes and taxation in Côte d‘Ivoire
  • Mining laws and contracts
  • Contract monitoring and negotiation
  • Corporate social responsibilities and international governance standards
  • Mine closure and rehabilitation
  • Socioeconomic and environmental aspects of mining projects
  • The role of women in the mining industry
  • Child labour and mining / artisanal and small scale mining
  • Health and safety
  • Human rights in the mining sector

Theory was put into practice via case studies and direct application of the new knowledge during a field trip and visit of an actual mine site.

For more information about the C3 methodology: www.c3-training.de