Tools & Guides

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African Dams, Rivers and Rights: A Guide for Communities to be Impacted by the Inga Dam 3 (2012)

International Rivers –  This guide is for communities who risk being displaced, whether physically (losing access to land or home) or economically (losing assets or access to resources for income and livelihood) by the construction and operation of the Inga 3 dam project,in the DRC.


Dams, Rivers and Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams (2007)

International Rivers –  Dams, Rivers and Rights is the perfect tool for anyone threatened by dam construction. It tells the stories of people affected by dams and outlines success stories of people who fight for their rights and their rivers. The guide shares lessons and ideas from the growing international movement against destructive dams. It tells stories of people all over the world who say no to dams and who demand “Don’t DAMage our lives.”



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Forest Peoples Programme Toolkits for Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Forest Peoples Programme has developed a series of toolkits for Indigenous Peoples and local communities in different countries, that provide useful information on FPIC and the international, regional and national mechanisms they can use in order to claim their rights and protect their lands, territories and natural resources.

Mining and Communities: Supporting human rights-based development in the context of industrial mining in Guinea (2015)

American Bar Association (ABA) – This guide supports human rights – based development in the context of industrial mining in Guinea. The guide highlights what the community needs to know about mining, its impacts, and how to protect their rights.



Guide for Evaluating Mining Project Environmental Impact Assessments (2010)

ELAW – This guide is designed to assist grassroots advocates and communities to understand mining Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), identify flaws in mining project plans, convince decision-makers to reject ill-conceived mining projects, and explore ways that proposed mining projects could be made socially and environmentally acceptable.