Dr David Matsinhe is a southern Africa researcher at Amnesty International and Adjunct Professor of African Studies at Carleton University, Canada. Prior to joining Amnesty International, Dr Matsinhe was senior lecturer of social innovation and development studies at the University of Johannesburg, World Bank senior adviser on change management in the Ministry of Education in Mozambique, and social innovation analyst for the Federal Government of Canada.

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Overturning the injustices of development economics in resource extraction

By Dr David Matsinhe

Is there a convincing reason why communities who host resource extraction projects in their ecosystems are not considered investors in development economics? Is it fair or just to think that, in welcoming and hosting mining, oil and gas companies into their ecosystems, local communities have nothing to lose but everything to gain?

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