News around WLC activites and workshops
A documentary by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung South Africa. With voices from Women's Leadership Centre's Liz Frank & Nadia April as well as those of Max Muyemburuko (Kavango East and West Regional Conservancy & Community Forest Association), activist Veruschka Dumeni, Rinaani Musutua (Economic & Social Justice Trust), and geologists Jan Arkert and Matt Totten Jr.
We, Civil Society Organisations in Namibia, together with regional and international organisations (including UNESCO and IUCN), technical and legal experts, are deeply concerned about oil and gas exploratory drilling activities of ReconAfrica in Namibia. We worry in particular about the foreseeable cumulative impacts of the envisaged production phase of at least 25 years within the world’s largest trans-boundary conservation area (the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, KAZA).
We therefore call for the introduction of a nationwide fracking ban in Namibia!
Call for a moratorium and public inquiry on oil and gas exploration in the Kavango regions
We, Civil Society Organisations in Namibia, together with regional and international organisations, coalitions and technical experts, are deeply concerned about oil and gas exploratory drilling activities in the Kavango Basin. Most of us have neither been consulted nor given any evidence about how the exploration activities and possible production will affect the lives and human rights of people in Kavango East and West Regions, as well as our precious environment and overall water and food security in Namibia. Too many questions are unanswered, and the irreversible risks look too high for us, and for our children’s future.