The PWYP coalition in Burkina was relaunched in March 2014 under the name “Mines Alert-PWYP BURKINA”.
The coalition works mainly on the EITI process through disseminating reports but also by raising awareness about environmental issues amongst communities that live alongside gold-mining sites.
PWYP Burkina is committed to using data from EITI reports to ask for more accountability from the government, in particular on the use of revenues from the extractive industries. In addition, the coalition works to secure disclosure of mining contracts. The coalition also engaged with the government and other CSOs to secure the passing of a law through which 1% from mining companies’ monthly revenue and 20% from the government’s revenues collected from mining will be invested in regional development funds that will in majority be directed back to the mining communities and nearby communities.