HakiRasilimali is a platform of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on strategic issues around minerals, oil and gas extraction in Tanzania. The coalition emerged from an online “Knowledge Community of Practitioners” in the extractive industries in 2010 to its current status as a joint learning and advocacy platform. The group started engaging in extractive advocacy in an ad-hoc manner, albeit with some success. Taking into account the lessons learnt since 2010, the group envisages to use the available potential to become more effective in influencing extractive industries related policies, laws and practices in the country; by adopting a more strategic and proactive approach. This involves building a formal coordination mechanism for strategic and improved advocacy in extractive industries.
HakiRasilimali joined Publish What You Pay (PWYP) as an affiliated coalition in 2016, demonstrating their institutional commitment to the global transparency agenda.
The coalition’s strategy covers the period 2017-2020. It defines the vision, mission, objective, principles, strategic options and expected outcomes over the initial four years of operation. In implementing the Strategy, the platform will be selective, focused and adopt an incremental approach to program expansion with an initial pragmatic focus on sustainability challenges. The platform will leverage resources and partnerships to develop practical solutions that increase impact. In recognition of the fact that the platform constituencies have limited capacity to analyze information and translate theoretical models into practical solutions, the coalition will concentrate on solution-oriented products that simplify the work of policymakers and technocrats while ensuring that they can then be adapted to specific circumstances. To deliver the program cost effectively, the platform will partner with other knowledge and capacity building institutions to promote skills, for policy analysis and conduct advocacy interventions using popular policy frameworks, advocacy tools and knowledge tools.
Vision, Mission and Objectives
The Vision: HakiRasilimali envisages that extractive industries – oil, gas and mineral resource extraction – contribute to equitable and sustainable national development.
The Mission is to support collective learning and jointly influence oil, natural gas and mineral resources policies, laws, regulations and practices.