Cyrille Tipane

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For me transparency isn’t just a job or a value, it is a way a of life.

One of the things that motivates me in my work, is that in my environment, transparency isn’t an issue people talk about much. They ask themselves, ‘What’s transparency in the extractive industry? What’s the extractive industry?’ This makes me want to communicate with people who are interested in these issues, as well as with those who are more reluctant to discuss transparency. We live near mining sites; we see extractive activities every day. I like to motivate those around me to become interested in this question, to find out more about PWYP as a coalition and as a campaign and all the issues surrounding it. As a young person and as a member of a large family these can also be challenging moments.

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