About Ianra

IANRA is a network of 41 network organisations, 40 in Africa and 1 in Europe, including 13 national IANRA groupings or networks in Africa (at various stages of development) with community partnerships and international linkages. Depending on the country, national groupings of IANRA members can have up to 30 member organisations, totalling approximately 150 participating CSOs (CBOs, FBOs, NGOs and Social Movements).

IANRA works towards more just and sustainable management of natural resources in Africa.



A united Africa where poor and excluded people enjoy their rights to equitable benefits from natural resources in a sustainable way.



Enabling social, environmental and economic justice in the natural resources sector towards empowerment of poor and excluded communities through research, lobbying, advocacy and campaigning.



Respect for dignity of people ~ inclusivity ~ concern for people ~ sustainable use of resources ~ integrity ~ autonomy ~ audacity ~ confidence ~ bottom-up empowerment ~ equitable benefits ~ good governance ~ not disadvantaging communities ~ respect for members ~ trust ~ solidarity ~ courage ~ non-violence ~ evidence based advocacy.


International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa (IANRA)

20 Kruger Street
The Main Change, Office 301C
City and Suburban, 2094
Johannesburg, South Africa
Website: www.ianra.org
Twitter: @IanraAfrica
Facebook: IANRA: International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa
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Phone: +27 (0)11 056 9748


Ianra Members:

Angola: Development Workshop.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Action Against Impunity for Human Rights (ACIDH), Association Africaine de Defense des Droits de l’Homme (ASADHO), ActionAid DRC.
Ghana: Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development (ECASARD).
Kenya: ActionAid Kenya, Coast Rights Forum (CRF), Natural Resources Alliance of Kenya (KeNRA).
Liberia: Rural Human Rights Activists Programme (RHRAP).
Malawi: Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), Citizens for Justice/Friends of the Earth Malawi (CFJ), Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), Malawi Mining Network, ActionAid Malawi.
Mozambique: Forum Mulher, ActionAid Mozambique, MuGeDe, ROSA Food Sovereignty Network.
Netherlands: ActionAid Netherlands.
Sierra Leone: Network Movement for Justice & Development (NMJD).
South Africa: Bench Marks Foundation, ActionAid South Africa, Freedom of Expression Institute. Bafokeng Land Buyers Association (BLBA)
Tanzania: Foundation HELP.HAKIMADINI
Uganda: Africa Freedom of Information Centre.Kick Corruption out of Uganda (KICK)
Zambia: Caritas Zambia, Caritas Ndola, ActionAid Zambia, Legal Resources Foundation (LRF), Non-governmental Organisations' Coordinating Council (NGOCC), Centre for Trade, Policy & Development (CTPD). Namfumu Conservation Trust (NCT) Extractive Industry Transparency Alliance (EITA) Copperbelt Trade and Development Forum (CTDF)
Zimbabwe: Centre for Development of Women & Children (CDWC), Women and Land in Zimbabwe (WLZ), Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), ActionAid Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA), Chiadzwa Community Development Trust (CCDT), Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG). Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights Marange Trust Development (MTD) Mhondongori Resources Community Development Trust( MRCDT)


This project is funded by:
ActionAid Netherlands
European Commission
Ford Foundation


The International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa is a continental network of 51 non-governmental and community-based organisations, as well as national networks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as the Netherlands. IANRA combines community organising, research, and evidence-based advocacy to collectively strive for more just and sustainable use of natural resources that can lead to more inclusive development in Africa.