Misubab ProjectResults

The results of the MISUBAB-project until now are:

– Platform Horizontal

Platforms are being held regularly where stakeholders can meet. These “horizontal” platforms bring together the stakeholders at the local Boé level (local communities, local authorities, the mining firm, national NGOs with a Boé-programme). This platform is supported by physical structures like an “environment house” and communication equipment.

– Radio emissions

Daily radio messages are on the air in which the values of Chimpanzee and nature conservation are discussed, usually with the participation of local leaders.

– Solar centre

In 2011 a solar plant was installed in Beli (the capital of the Boé region). Next to the fact that this means a reliable and renewable form of energy for the radio station, the solar centre also offers electricity 24/7 for our computers, batteries and light in the offices of Chimbo and Daridibó.

Misubab Project

– Research

Julia van der Hoeven did a research for the MISUBAB project on the socio-economic damage of the road construction in the Boé in order to facilitate bauxite mining. She interviewed locals in two villages the nearest to the road. The main results showing that it is clear that the villages could use development, specifically improved health care, education and transport.

But it is not only positivism that was found in the villages. The main concern of the respondents is damage to their fields and orchards. Furthermore people need information on the subject. They were hardly able to have an opinion about the subject, because they do not really know what bauxite mining is. If they want to be a part of the dialogue with the other stakeholders they need to be prepared.