Sensitization meeting with civil society representatives


 On 22 March 2012, the Working Group had the opportunity to conduct a sensitization and consultation meeting with various stakeholders in the extractive industry from southern Africa and Latin America. This activity, which falls under the Working Group’s mandate to “request, gather, receive and exchange information and materials from all relevant sources, including Governments, communities and organizations,” was an excellent opportunity for the Working Group to raise awareness on its mandate and work plan, and provided a networking opportunity for members to interact with potential donor and support institutions.