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Message from the outgoing Board Chair

As I step down from the role of PWYP board Chair after nine years, I want to share some reflections and also to welcome some fantastic new board members, along with a new Chair and Treasurer. Since assuming the role of Chair in 2015, I have witnessed PWYP’s remarkable growth and transformation. At that time, […]

Africa must reap the benefits of its energy transition minerals

This op-ed has been published on Climate Home News on May 21, 2024. As the world rushes to exploit the African minerals needed to fight climate change, African leaders must ensure that their natural wealth finally drives their continent’s development. By Adam Anthony.  For too long, Africa has supplied the raw materials which drive development […]

The Future of Energy Transition in The Arab Region

The Arab region is undergoing a significant transformation in the field of energy, with a concerted effort to transition towards a sustainable energy system. Historically, the region has heavily relied on fossil fuels, notably oil and gas, which have driven its economic development over the past century. However, challenges such as declining fossil fuel reserves, […]

Open Letter to #FreeGubad

Download the letter In a concerted display of international solidarity, PWYP joined 240 organisations, academics and human rights defenders in signing this open letter demanding the release of detained anti-corruption expert, Gubad Ibadoghlu, who is currently under house arrest in Azerbaijan. On the 22nd of April 2024, Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu’s was granted house arrest, marking a significant […]

Gubad Granted House Arrest

On the 22nd of April 2024, Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu’s was granted house arrest, marking a significant step forward in his case. While this development allows him to receive essential medical care, it’s important to note that he remains conditionally imprisoned and confined to Baku.  As a brief background, Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu was violently detained on […]

“More than the sum of our parts”: rethinking coalitions as part of a stronger movement

A blog by Nick Martlew This blog is part of a series commissioned by PWYP’s strategy sub-committee (made up of members of PWYP’s Global Council, Africa Steering Committee and Board). The proposals and positions of each guest author are not endorsed by PWYP; rather they have been invited to share them in order to prompt […]

Ketakandriana Rafitoson appointed next Executive Director of Publish What You Pay

After a global search, the Publish What You Pay Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Ketakandriana Rafitoson will be the next executive director of Publish What You Pay (PWYP).  Ketakandriana (“Ke”) is a respected political scientist, researcher, activist, and human rights defender. She is currently coordinator of PWYP Madagascar and Executive Director of Transparency […]

Our Shared Inheritance of Natural Resources

A blog by Simon Taylor, Saswati Swetlena, Mike McCormack, Patrick Bond and Rahul Basu. This blog is part of a series commissioned by PWYP’s strategy sub-committee (made up of members of PWYP’s Global Council, Africa Steering Committee and Board). The proposals and positions of each guest author are not endorsed by PWYP; rather they have been invited […]

It’s our right to know local mining plans – our future is at stake

By Sherly Siahaan, community representative We won’t give up our fight to access the hidden permit to mine our lands Sometimes it’s called a tin mine, other times, a diamond mine. When I was a girl, people said there was gold here. But now a mining company has arrived, and we don’t even know what […]

Message from Gubad to PWYP

We received a message from Gubad sent to all PWYP members via his lawyers highlighting the impact PWYP’s solidarity is having on him: Dear beloved PWYP, Greetings from Baku pre-trial centre (dungeon)! I have always been proud of my membership in the PWYP family, which I joined in 2003. Even though I have never had […]

Videos: Alternative Mining Indaba 2024

PWYP delegates participated in a panel discussion at the Alternative Mining Indaba 2024, sharing valuable insights on amplifying community and marginalised voices amidst the rush for minerals. They emphasised the importance of hearing and addressing Africa’s needs. Here, you’ll find three video excerpts showcasing their contributions to the dialogue. Adam Anthony, Chair of the PWYP […]

Mining Indaba 2024: What We Want

  At the 2024 Mining Indaba happening in Cape Town from 5 to 8 February, PWYP members advocate for African leaders to ensure that transition minerals bring genuine prosperity and development of the continent. Any commitment or deal made during those four days and beyond should ensure people and communities’ best interest. Read more: Recommendations […]