The National Coalition on Mining, is the leading advocacy Ghana-based network of activists, community-based organizations (those living in mining communities), artisanal and small scale miners and civil society organizations, and is a national association that works on mining issues. Formed in 2001, NCOM, with its diverse CSOs and CBOs from mining communities and representatives of small-scale miners has helped mining affected communities to have a presence and voice on the national stage.  TWN-Africa is the secretariat.