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  • Organisation

    Bantay Kita is a strong coalition of civil society organisations advocating for transparency and accountability in the extractive industry. It is an local affiliate of the global Publish What You Pay Coalition, and engages in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). It envisions empowered communities that promote sustainable development and good governance of natural resources.

    BK has four mandates:

    • research
    • policy and advocacy
    • capacity building
    • outreach/coalition building
    • Organisation

      Bantay Kita is a strong coalition of civil society organisations advocating for transparency and accountability in the extractive industry. It is an local affiliate of the global Publish What You Pay Coalition, and engages in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). It envisions empowered communities that promote sustainable development and good governance of natural resources.

      BK has four mandates:

      • research
      • policy and advocacy
      • capacity building
      • outreach/coalition building
    • Project

      Bantay Kita’s project, Claiming Political Space: Amplifying the Voice of Indigenous Peoples (IP) in Minerals Management, strengthens the participation of IP communities in managing and monitoring the proceeds from extractive industries that are meant to contribute to the socio-economic development of the IP community. It runs for two years and works with 15 Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPOs): eleven in Mindanao, and four in Luzon. These organisations are supported in developing a Community Royalty Development Plan (CRDP) that serves as a roadmap for allocation and spending of royalties. The project also works with government partners, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and concerned local government units (LGUs).

      This project builds on the work that Bantay Kita has been doing with IPs. In 2015, Bantay Kita co-organised a National IP Conference on Mining Concerns where the IPs expressed their aspiration to establish a coalition that champions their concerns and serves as a platform for engagement in state-sanctioned mining oversight bodies. They requested Bantay Kita to facilitate this ambition; and BK committed. Since then, BK has intensified its outreach programmes with IPs in Mindanao.

  • Project

    Bantay Kita’s project, Claiming Political Space: Amplifying the Voice of Indigenous Peoples (IP) in Minerals Management, strengthens the participation of IP communities in managing and monitoring the proceeds from extractive industries that are meant to contribute to the socio-economic development of the IP community. It runs for two years and works with 15 Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPOs): eleven in Mindanao, and four in Luzon. These organisations are supported in developing a Community Royalty Development Plan (CRDP) that serves as a roadmap for allocation and spending of royalties. The project also works with government partners, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and concerned local government units (LGUs).

    This project builds on the work that Bantay Kita has been doing with IPs. In 2015, Bantay Kita co-organised a National IP Conference on Mining Concerns where the IPs expressed their aspiration to establish a coalition that champions their concerns and serves as a platform for engagement in state-sanctioned mining oversight bodies. They requested Bantay Kita to facilitate this ambition; and BK committed. Since then, BK has intensified its outreach programmes with IPs in Mindanao.

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