The PWYP-Mauritania coalition was launched in April 2006 and consists of a steering committee and technical team. It focuses on four specific points: implementing the EITI in Mauritania; influencing national legislation; promoting social responsibility through transparency in the use of revenues; and campaigning for contract transparency. Some of its major achievements include forming themed groups on advocacy techniques and allocating revenues back to communities located in mining areas.
Three main activity areas have emerged over the past few years, capacity building, raising awareness amongst elected representatives, and dialogue with the administrative authorities.
PWYP-Mauritania is working on the rights of communities that live alongside the mining industry, protecting workers’ rights, monitoring environmental impacts and including the fishing sector in the scope of the EITI.