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Africa-UK Civil Society Send Strong Message to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted a powerful open letter to the organisers and delegates of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit in central London. The letter challenges the validity and motivations of the Summit, which civil society says lacks representation from African communities and civil society, and ignores the negative impacts of mining in Africa. Read more...
Press Release: African Civil Society Asks: “Is Mining Really ‘On Top’ in Africa?” Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted an open letter to the organisers and delegates of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit in central London. The letter challenges the validity and motivations of the Summit, which civil society says lacks representation from African communities and civil society, and ignores the negative impacts of mining in Africa. Read more...
Seed Project Internship Now Available We're looking for a committed intern to join Gaia for 4 days per week until mid October. The successful candidate will support the development of a feasibility study for a UK-wide programme in support of resilience and security in our seed system. If you are a strong communicator with a proven interest in seed and food sovereignty please get in touch by Friday 12th June. Read more...
Usiko win Youth Excellence Awards for work with Young People Gaia’s South African partner Usiko have been awarded silver at the 'Youth Excellence Awards for Facilitating Youth Transitions and Change' in the Western Cape. Through wilderness retreats and re-connecting children and adolescents with nature, Usiko support both youth at risk and young people in conflict with the law. These valuable processes rebuild both confidence and resilience. Read more...

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23/06/2015
Members of African civil society have shared the following case studies. They offer an insight into the many grave social and ecological issues...
Is Mining Really 'On Top' in Africa?
23/06/2015
Juliana Thornton "We must remember the history of mining in South Africa, of cheap blacklabour, racism and exploitation. This is the model for the...
The Great Myth of Corporate Social Investment: A view from the inside
22/06/2015
my dream is to construct a being, an ideal state of a being, so that I shall not be the ideal being of the State". Jairo Restrepo Jairo Restrepo is...
A Guest Interview with Agroecologist Jairo Restrepo

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