The sector is regulated by a number of policies, legislative and institutional frameworks, which are not always coherent and in most cases do not address community interests and/or needs nor are they gender sensitive. Moreover, despite the fact that several policies and laws are currently under discussion, crucial legislative frameworks, such as national compensation, benefit sharing as well as relocation/resettlement policies are not in place. On the flip side, important constitutional, policy and legal provisions on land and environmental protection are in place but they lack enforcement and hence harm communities affected by extractive projects and their sources of livelihood.
HMK will monitor closely the development of the policy, legal and institutional framework, inform affected communities and support them in developing and voicing their positions. This advocacy work demands for action research and strategic partnerships to succeed.
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