Category Archives: Madagascar

Madagascar – The country, the people, the envionment, the wildlife

2021 AGM ACTION : Holding Rio Tinto to account

April 2021 marks four years since Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) first raised questions at the Rio Tinto AGM about the breach of an environmental buffer zone in Southern Madagascar by the company’s subsidiary Qit Mineral Madagascar (QMM). The breach … Continue reading

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UPDATE : WATER QUALITY AROUND THE RIO TINTO/QMM MINE IN SOUTHEASTERN MADAGASCAR

Please see the Andrew Lees Trust’s WATER BRIEFING for the main summary findings from studies conducted between 2018 – 2019 This blog post provides a brief UPDATE regarding the latest water data as well findings from new research into community … 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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WATER BRIEFING : an introduction to water contamination and environmental governance issues surrounding Rio Tinto’s QMM Mine in Madagascar

The Andrew Lees Trust 2020 Water Briefing on the QMM mine buffer zone breach and water contamination issues is now available DOWNLOAD THE WATER BRIEFING HERE Between 2013-2014, Rio Tinto’s mine in Madagascar, operated by subsidiary QIT Minerals Madagascar (QMM), … Continue reading

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RIO TINTO 2020 AGM : questions about the QMM mine in Madagascar

Malagasy civil society Representative Eryck Randrianandrasana Eryck Randrianandrasana of Publish What You Pay Madagascar (PWYP MG) had planned to come to the UK to participate in the Rio Tinto AGM and ask the company some thorny questions about its QMM … Continue reading

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ALT UK’S inquiry into the violation of an environmental buffer zone by Rio Tinto’s QMM mine in southern Madagascar

Traduction de cet BLOGpost en Francais disponible ICI Rio Tinto/QMM’s breach of an environmental buffer Since 2016, the Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) has been researching the breach of the environmental buffer zone by Rio Tinto’s QMM mine operations at … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Day 2019

The women of Andry Lalana Tohana (ALT Mg) at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Ft Dauphin on 8th March 2019 see Andry Lalana Tohana

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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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From Gok to Governance

11:45 on March 2nd 2012 From Gok to Governance What an interesting week – it began with the WOD induction day at Newbury Racecourse and I was minded, whilst listening to the refreshingly frank and open way that Gok Wan … Continue reading

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