Programme Officer, Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy
Cynthia Simkonda serves as a Programme Officer for Natural Resources at Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA; https://cepa.rmportal.net). She has led CEPA’s engagement with government in reviewing mining legislation to ensure that community benefits are enhanced and rights of mining communities are protected. Her organization has lobbied with government to address women specific issues in legislations. She has contributed to several efforts aimed at defending rights of women in mining communities. She has also contributed to different online articles on women and mining. She is particularly passionate about advocating for women and children rights in the mining sector.