Midlands Natural Resources Agenda Trust Profile

MINARA is a civil society organization operating in the Midlands Province. Our work spans the environmental and human rights sectors.

The Environment

We work with communities in areas where big mining multinational companies are exploiting natural resources. We support communities to ensure that they benefit from the operations of these mining companies.

Human Rights

We mainly focus on communities who are displaced by big projects that will be conducted in their areas. These include construction projects, mining and infrastructure development projects. We see to it that the communities are relocated and that they are adequately compensated for the relocation and displacement that they suffer.


In this initial project, MINARA would like to organize the people of Midlands Province to resist destructive mining by holding mining corporations and government accountable. In its initial phase of the project the organization intend to raise awareness in mining affected communities in Midlands in general and Shurugwi District in particular. The project will be premised on the intent to make the identified mining affected communities benefit from mining activities through profits, employment, procurement and local economic development.


To fully address problems bedeviling mining communities through:

  • Helping communities get organised into active collectives.
  • Making mining affected communities in the region benefit from mining activities.
  • Helping communities to be able to hold duty bearers and other mining stakeholders to account.
  • Making sure not only miners are held accountable, but the community themselves are also held to account for violation of the miner’s rights.

Read the full profile here (208KB PDF)

Source: MINARA

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