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2021 AGM, Rio Tinto evades questions and blames slash and burn agriculture and population growth for the problem of fresh water access in the Anosy region.

The Rio Tinto AGM held on the 9th April 2021 was a virtual webinar due to Covid 19 restrictions. Only 35 people were participating. The technology placed Rio Tinto firmly in control of the content of the meeting and most … Continue reading

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Open letter with questions to Rio Tinto from five countries – including Madagascar (regarding the QMM mine in Anosy)

Open letter to Rio Tinto demands answers to questions posed by civil society actors/NGO representatives acting for communities in five countries where Rio Tinto mines (and proposed projects) are having detrimental impacts, violating the environment and abusing human rights. Read … Continue reading

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Strengthening communications capabilities in the south: Participatory Video (PV)

In its work to strengthen civil society and to support the sustainability strategy of Andry Lalana Tohana in Madagascar (ALT MG) the Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) secured funds from the Aldama Foundation to provide dedicated training in Participatory Video … Continue reading

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STRENGTHENING LOCAL CIVIL SOCIETY

Building Capacity for Management and Monitoring The Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) has supported the development of local Malagasy NGO Andry Lalana Toahana (ALT MG) since its inception in 2009. This has been part of the Trust’s long-term commitment following … Continue reading

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Antsotso Accompaniment

In the south of Madagascar more than 82% of the population are poor, subsistence farmers reliant on access to land, forest and natural resources to survive. In the local context, communities are frequently isolated, disenfranchised and suffer multiple challenges to … Continue reading

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From immediate relief to longer term food security in Androy

Last September Andry Lalana Tohana (ALT Mg) reported their activities of the  famine relief programme in Androy over a six month period from February to August.   Despite delays through administrative, logistical and cultural challenges, ALT Mg’s team were able to successfully … Continue reading

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RELIEF FOR DROUGHT HIT COMMUNITIES IN THE ANDROY REGION, SOUTHERN MADAGASCAR

With assistance from the ALDAMA Foundation, the Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) has been working to develop its new strategy, which focuses support to communities and southern NGOs directly with funding and capacity building. In light of serious food insecurity … Continue reading

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RESPONSIBLE EXIT – ALT participates in INTRAC study

Last year, as a result of face to face discussions and exchange  with INTRAC, Andrew Lees Trust and its local partner Andry Lalana Tohana were invited to participate in sharing the experience of the exit process that has been core … Continue reading

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AGM ACTION 2017

The Trust has attended many Rio Tinto AGMs over the years in order to raise issues about the Madagascar mine operated by  Rio Tinto’s subsidiary: Qit Minerals Madagascar (QMM),  and advocate on behalf of mine affected communities. This year, The … Continue reading

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SOLIDARITY WITH ANTSOTSO

April 8th 2017 ,   New Frontiers New Tricks : a day of discover, debate and dialogue about Biodiversity Offsetting Hosted at Friends of the Earth and co-organised by The Andrew Lees Trust , Friends of the Earth, War on Want, London Mining … Continue reading

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