Liberia – Green Advocates International Organized in 1997, Green Advocates International is a Liberian-based non-profit, public interest law, environmental and human rights organization working to advance a wide range of rights-based issues through legal aid, consultation and support for the victims of environmental and human rights violations; the development of context-specific programs to empower poor rural, urban slum and squatter communities to participate in decision-making processes in the management of Liberia’s natural resources and its economy and the public’s right to know; the drafting and enactment of appropriate policies and legislations on good governance; the promotion of transparency and accountability in governmental activities and assistance in the strengthening and enforcement of existing environmental and human rights standards.
Sierra Leone – Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) Established in 1988 in eastern Sierra Leone, NMJD is a national human rights-oriented civil society development and advocacy organization. NMJD engages government on policy reform matters and has a long history and experience in working with grassroots communities in Sierra Leone.
Nigeria – Environmental Rights Africa (Friends of the Earth Nigeria) Environmental Rights Action (ERA) is a Nigerian advocacy non-governmental organization founded on January 11, 1993 to deal with environmental human rights issues in Nigeria. ERA is the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI). ERA is the coordinating NGO in Africa for Oil watch International, the global South network of groups concerned about the effects of oil on the environment of people who live in oil-bearing regions.
Côte d’Ivoire – Groupe pour la recherche et le plaidoyer sur les industries extractives (GRPIE) GRPIE focuses on democratic, transparent and responsible management of natural resources for sustainable socio-economic development in Côte d’Ivoire and the rest of the world. The group also defends the rights of communities affected by the extractive industries. GRPIE is a member of the International Coalition Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the civil society Kimberley process and member of Mano River Union Civil Society Natural Resources Governance Platform.
Ghana – Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) The Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) is a rights based non-governmental not for profit organization established in 1999 and incorporated under the Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) as a company limited by guarantee. The founding of CEPIL has its roots in discussions between Dr. Dominic Ayine, the former Executive Director of CEPIL and Mr. Charles Abugre the then Executive Director of Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC) regarding issues of public and private accountability in Ghana’s Mining Sector.
Guinea – Centre de Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE) Created in October 2000, CECIDE is a Guinean NGO which brings together, within it, actors engaged in reflection and militant action around development issues. It is determined to promote and protect the social and economic rights of marginalized populations, with the active participation of societal actors in the public policy process in the fields of governance, mining, peace, security among others.
Guinea – Centre d’Excellence du Droit de l’Environnement (CEDE) CEDE is a Guinean lawyers’ NGO set-up in August 2020 with the purpose of providing legal and technical assistance to the local communities affected by mining, energy, development projects activities. It is involved with climate litigation, natural resource justice and capacity building of civil society organizations, grass root communities and public actors among others.
Mali – Fondation pour le Développement au Sahel (FDS) The Foundation for Development in the Sahel (FDS) is a Malian organization created in 1992. Its objective is to improve the living conditions of the populations by promoting activities involving their participation, taking into account local, regional and national programs of development.
Niger – Réseau DH-Gouvernance Réseau DH-Gouvernance is a Network for the Promotion of Human Rights and Good Governance. It is apolitical and non-profit organization whose mission is to promote human rights, democracy and good governance in order to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development. The group is particularly concerned with environmental conservation, land rights, sustainable development and gender justice.
Senegal – Ligue Senegalaise des droits Humains (LSDH)