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AFRODAD attended the Botswana Alternative Mining Indaba (BAMI) which was held in Gaborone from the 17th to the 19th of October 2018. The 2018 BAMI was themed: “Making Natural Resources Work for the People: Leaving No one behind”. It was hosted by the Botswana Council of Churches. Hundred participants drawn from mining communities, churches, traditional leaders, community based organisations, non-governmental organisations, funding partners and representatives from the Ministry of Mineral Resources Green Technology and Energy Security participated during the BAMI. AFRODAD Policy Consultant made a presentation on Illicit Financial Flows, Transparency and Food Security. In his presentation, Mr Chikova described and explained how the prevalence of IFFs in Africa and the lack of transparency was negatively impacting food security in Botswana. After the presentation, the participants urged government representatives present to convey the message that the Botswana Ministry of Mines should put measures to curb IFFs and enhance transparency and accountability in the governance of mineral resources through the domestication of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The major outcome of the BAMI was that the Botswana ministry of mines opened doors for engagements with BCC on matters that pertain to mineral resources governance.