New Foundation, a national environmental NGO in continuation of its mandate to promote sustainable environment and empower rural communities, partners with Global Rights Nigeria and Centre LSD to build the capacity of mining host communities and build their capacity to safeguard their human rights which are often impacteed negatively by unwholesome mining activities. It should be noted that Ebonyi State ranks 5th in states with abundant solid mineral deposits in Nigeria. The mining host communities often suffer from neglect, poverty, low negotiating skills, lack of access to basic amenities such as water, road, health centres and schools, despite the natural resources in their lands. The landscape is often dotted with abandoned mine sites which takes human and animal lives. To this end, NEW Foundation has been consistent in building host communities capacity, carry out advocacy and issue policy briefs that is yeilding results though much more is still required.