PILIWA works with the Extractive Industries Research and Advocacy Group (Groupe de Recherche et de Plaidoyer sur les Industries extractives, or GRPIE) and the Ivoirian Association of Women Lawyers (Association des Femmes Juristes de Côte d’Ivoire, or AFJCI). Our collaboration includes:

  • Legal support for Ivoirian communities threatened by the impacts of mining. We are helping villages near Bondoukou in northeastern Côte d’Ivoire negotiate and develop strategies to address environmental and land problems caused by a manganese mining company.
  • Promoting public interest legal education. We are working with the Alassane Ouattara University in Bouaké to design a university legal clinic that trains lawyers in community rights and the law relating to extractive industries.