Misubab Project

MISUBAB Project

January 2010 Daridibó started a project named MISUBAB, because of the plans for development of an bauxite mine. The main goal of the MISUBAB project is to enable sustainable development of this mine.

This project is financed by the European Union and will run for 3 years. Daridibó, in cooperation with Chimbo will execute the MISUBAB project.

Impact

The construction of an access road and a deep-sea port near the town of Buba for this future bauxite mine have been started without an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment as required by the national legislation. Severe and avoidable environmental impacts can already be observed, such as illegal hunting and destruction of rare primary forest sometimes even for incorrectly constructed and therefore already abandoned feeder roads.

Misubab ProjectNegative leftovers

Experiences with mining in other parts of the world have learned that often the benefits of mining go to outsiders, while the resident population is confronted with the negative leftovers of social disruption and a devastated resource base.

Share in positive developments

This project is meant to strengthen the position of the local Fula communities in such a way, that they will receive a fair share in the positive developments of bauxite mining, while at the same time conserving their resource base and protecting their local societies by strengthening the social coherence. Such a development can only be ensured if all stakeholders can interact on a basis of equity.