There are many international organisations, initiatives and laws that address the illegal exploitation of natural resources. But the sheer number of actors and norms makes it challenging to understand their role in this growing field. However, for a successful implementation of the RINR and the Whistleblowing mechanism, it is vital that existing legal and political resources are known and understood. This section seeks to provide such an overview, by categorising actors, laws and initiatives, and clearly describing the objectives, tools, and stakeholders. In addition, the information provided outlines in what way these international actors and laws are relevant for the implementation of the RINR and the Whistleblowing mechanism.
Enforcement Authorities: Whistleblowing mechanisms are only effective if follow-up action is undertaken. It is critical that enforcement authorities in member countries of the ICGLR are fully informed about the initiative and engaged in making the initiative successful. Training programmes have been conducted for a diverse body of authorities in select ICGLR countries. Some of the training material and as well as publicly available investigative and enforcement resources are available in this section. Civil Society: The successful and sustainable implementation of the Whistleblowing Tool requires that citizens are actively informed about their possibilities to report illegal activities with regard to the exploitation of natural resources. The Civil Society Component of the Training seeks to inform them about the tools that they have at their disposal, and about the strength of the Whistleblowing mechanism in particular to be able to use it to maximum benefit and minimum risk. In this section, publicly accessible training material relating to natural resource governance as well as with regard to whistleblowing is made available.
The country profiles section provides relevant information pertaining to the ICGLR member countries, such as their legal frameworks, institutional arrangements, important domestic legislation addressing the RINR pact if any and their progress in implementing the six tools of the RINR.