Launching a fund to promote dialogue and mediation in Morocco
PeaceNexus believes that more sustainable and legitimate mechanisms need to be developed to address situations of low trust and high power asymmetries between companies and affected communities in weak regulatory frameworks.
The idea of a ‘company-community trust fund’ is that it can draw on companies´contributions, to support more effective company-community engagement and dispute resolution, through a transparent, multi-stakeholder mechanism.
PeaceNexus is currently testing this mechanism in Morocco with key national actors from the business sector and civil society. In this case the fund will support activities that promote dialogue and mediation services to prevent and resolve conflict between companies and communities across the country and in multiple sectors including mining.