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Cynthia Simkonda
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  • Blantyre
  • Malawi
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Nov 1
Cynthia Simkonda left a comment for Environmental Governance COP
"Thanks Jasmin for inviting me to join the group. My name is Cynthia Simkonda; i serve as a Programme Officer for Natural Resources thematic area at Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) in Malawi. I have over 6 years of experience…"
Aug 2, 2017
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Monitoring of Contracts

The goal of this project is therefore to develop country pilots to build capacity for improved monitoring of extractive industries contract award and implementation. Join this group to receive updates from the meeting and to share your experience.
Aug 2, 2017
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AFRICAN YOUTH ON MINING AND ENVIRONMENT (AYME)

The African Youth on Mining and Environment (AYME)  was established in line with the African Mining Vision, the UN Agenda 21, the Paris Agreement, the UN Guiding Principle on Business and Human Rights- among host of other Regional and International legal extractive and environmental Instruments.  AYME has the VISION of seeing responsible mining along with sustainable environmental consideration. AYME has the MISSION of active youth involvement and meaningful contribution in the good governance…See More
Aug 2, 2017
Rachel Etter-Phoya favorited Cynthia Simkonda's blog post Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy reports
Sep 19, 2014
A blog post by Cynthia Simkonda was featured

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy reports

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)  undertook a policy audit and institutional analysis with a basis of  providing key policy considerations towards a more responsive mining governance framework. The report provides an analysis of the policy and legal framework governing the mining industry in Malawi. It also presents some concrete recommendations for a robust policy, legal framework that will ensure that the mining industry promotes sustainable development and is governed in a…See More
Sep 5, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda posted a blog post

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy reports

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)  undertook a policy audit and institutional analysis with a basis of  providing key policy considerations towards a more responsive mining governance framework. The report provides an analysis of the policy and legal framework governing the mining industry in Malawi. It also presents some concrete recommendations for a robust policy, legal framework that will ensure that the mining industry promotes sustainable development and is governed in a…See More
Sep 2, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda posted blog posts
Apr 11, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda is attending Diah Tantri Dwiandani's event
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Asia Pacific Knowledge Hub Training Course: Improving the Governance of Extractive Industry at Indonesia

April 28, 2014 to May 10, 2014
In partnership with the Department of Politics and Government at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, with support from USAID, RWI runs a two-week intermediate level training on "Improving the Governance of Extractive Industries" in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The course, delivered in English, is open to civil society organizations, policymakers, members of EITI multi- stakeholder groups, state-owned enterprise staff, and professionals involved in the oil, gas and…See More
Mar 31, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda favorited Anne-Catherine Ngan Pougué's discussion Vacancy: Deputy Facility Manager – Mining Governance
Mar 26, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda favorited Anne-Catherine Ngan Pougué's discussion Vacancy: Key Project Management and Development Specialist (Mining Governance)
Mar 26, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda and Rachel Etter-Phoya are now friends
Mar 26, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda is now a member of GOXI
Mar 20, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda favorited GOXI's group Monitoring of Contracts
Mar 14, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda shared a profile on Facebook
Mar 14, 2014
Cynthia Simkonda favorited Rachel Etter-Phoya's blog post Malawi airborne minerals survey expected to draw more investors to mining sector
Mar 14, 2014

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Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
IM Swedish Development Partner
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation, Donor Agency, International Organisation
Job Title
Programme officer
About My Work
I work as a Programme Officer with IM Swedish Development Partner. I support, coordinate and work with partners in building their capacity to engage with governments, fellow civil society groups and communities to demand transparency and accountability of public service. My role also involves engaging in networks and platforms to ensure ensured space for civil society.

I have also worked as a National Coordinator for Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Malawi coalition. I have over 6 years of experience working with rural communities, government and non-governmental organizations. My role as a Programme Officer with the Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy over the past 5 years has been to lead CEPA’s and PWYP’s engagement on general Extractive Industries (EI) governance related issues. I am passionate about improving governance and social, economic rights in Malawi and beyond related to EI. I have been part of the Multi stakeholders group of the EITI in Malawi.

I have provided support and trained civil society and community members on mining governance. I have led civil society efforts towards monitoring compliance of mining companies with the regulations using different channels. I am particularly passionate about advocating for women’s and children´s rights in the mining communities, more particularly concerning their displacement, resettlement and compensation.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
yes

Cynthia Simkonda's Blog

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy reports

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 11:04 0 Comments

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)  undertook a policy audit and institutional analysis with a basis of  providing key policy considerations towards a more responsive mining governance framework. The report provides an analysis of the policy and…

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CEPA commissions implementation of a Mining Governance project in Malawi.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:45 0 Comments

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA); a Malawian Non Governmental Organization with support from Tilitonse Fund is implementing a project called Strengthening Mining Governance in Malawi. For more information about the organization and the project, click on the link below;

http://www.cepa.org.mw/programes/mining

CEPA commissions implementation of a Mining Governance project in Malawi.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:44 0 Comments

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA); a Malawian Non Governmental Organization with support from Tilitonse Fund is implementing a project called Strengthening Mining Governance in Malawi. For more information about the organization and the project, click on the link below;

http://www.cepa.org.mw/programes/mining

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