Advocacy and Policy Lobbying
CFJ believes that strategic public policy
advocacy facilitates good governance and is critical in combating
poverty. Within this strategic period CFJ will initiate advocacy and
policy lobbying with different institutions and policy makers on
thematic issues identified under its strategic plan. Our public
policy work will involve policy statements, sectoral policies, or
prevailing practices promoted by those in authority to guide or
control institutional, community, and sometimes individual behavior.
CFJ will seek to influence public policies through various forms of
persuasive communication. CFJ will work around public policy
advocacy through policy analysis, policy strategy development,
mobilization and facilitating action.
Way of implementation
- CFJ will continue to lobby government for the development of a
new mining policy and enactment of a new mining law that covers
- CFJ shall also seek to lobby for development and implementation
of policy and legislation on agro-fuels and other thematic areas in
this strategic plan.
- Lobby government to develop and implement a policy to govern
handling or mining of radioactive materials;
- Lobby government to revise the mining policy and develop new law
on mining which would incorporate the most stringent mining
standards as used in Canada and Australia;
- Participate in mining advocacy and policy making forums at
national, regional and international level;
- Develop quarterly policy briefs and bi-annual newsletters and
disseminate to the target groups;
- Facilitate domestication of international instruments which
Malawi has signed specifically those dealing in mining.
- Initiate the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Campaign under the EITI
multi-stakeholder debate in Malawi and lobby the government to apply
for EITI candidature