Renevlyn Development Initiative

Voices from Mining Communities

On 29 May 2024, the Renevlyn Development Initiative (RDI) partnering with Community Development Advocacy Foundation (CODAF) and Global Alliance for Incinerators Alternative (GAIA) members in Nigeria organized a Virtual Peoples Dialogue titled: Voices from Mining Communities: Exploring the Complexities of Lithium Mining in the Just Transition Discourse.

Speakers were:

  • Executive Director of Renevlyn Development Initiative, Philip Jakpor
  • Member of the Global Advisory Hub, GAIA, and Co-Founder of Community Development Advocacy Foundation, Ubrei-Joe Maimoni
  • Executive Director of  Centre for Natural Resources Governance, Farai Maguwu
  • North Africa Coordinator, Global Alliance for Incinerators Alternative,  Kenza Sara Elazkem
  • Coordinator, Africa Coal Network, Marina Agortimevor.

Participants interrogated lithium extraction in Nasarawa State in Nigeria following the commissioning of a processing lithium plant by the Nigeria Government, lithium mining in Zimbabwe, EV batteries waste hierarchy, recycling and what needs to be taken into account during conception and design of EV batteries as the world transitions from fossil fuels into renewable energies.

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