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ASM18 delegates adopt historic 'Mosi-oa-Tunya Declaration'



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Added by Daniel Franks on October 18, 2018 at 2:25 — No Comments

Programme evaluation consultant for mid-term evaluation of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

We're hiring an External Evaluation Service Consultant. Home-based, English and French. Deadline : 12-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)…

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Added by Daniel Franks on November 30, 2017 at 15:16 — No Comments

Training Support Available: Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals

APPLY FOR GEO-DATA TRAINING - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

Regional and Country-level Training Workshops on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals



The Development Minerals sector commonly operates with a lack of publicly available and…

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Added by Daniel Franks on September 18, 2017 at 14:49 — No Comments

Sponsorship available for geoscience conference in Zambia

Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Geology, Mining, Minerals and Groundwater Resources of the Sub Saharan Africa, Livingstone, Zambia, on 11-13 July, 2017.

Dear Colleagues, 



The University of Zambia School of Mines will hold an International Conference on Geology, Mining, Minerals and Ground water Resources of the Sub Saharan Africa at Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia, on 11-13 July, 2017.

 

As part of the ACP-EU Development…

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Added by Daniel Franks on April 21, 2017 at 16:09 — No Comments

Sponsorship available for academics/trainers to attend curricula sprint on Development Minerals

Applications close soon!

CURRICULA SPRINT

Submissions are invited from academics to participate in a curricula sprint on the topic of Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the Development Minerals Sector. Join us in Maputo, Mozambique, on the 7-9 April 2017. Sponsorship opportunities…

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Added by Daniel Franks on February 3, 2017 at 10:28 — No Comments

Request for Training Applications: Southern African Regional Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety

Southern Africa Regional Training workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the Development Minerals sector, Maputo, Mozambique, 3-6 April 2017.

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is accepting applications for sponsorship to attend the Southern Africa Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals. 'Development Minerals' are minerals and materials that are mined, processed,…

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Added by Daniel Franks on January 24, 2017 at 17:54 — No Comments

With metal prices down, which minerals will pave Africa’s development?

Plunging metal prices have put a group of lesser known ‘Neglected Development Minerals’ into the spotlight.

 

This week thousands of executives, financiers, prospectors, investors and government officials will descend on Cape Town, South Africa for the 'Investing in African Mining Indaba.' Cape Town is not the centre of African mining, but for a week each year in February, it temporarily becomes the mining capital of the world.…

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Added by Daniel Franks on February 9, 2016 at 12:12 — No Comments

Seeking a trainer on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the mining of 'Neglected Development Minerals'

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme are seeking an international expert to assist in the delivery of a Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the Neglected Development Minerals Sector. Neglected Development Minerals refer to industrial minerals, construction materials, dimension stones and semi-precious stones.  

The mining of Neglected Development Minerals can have significant social and environmental impacts with…

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Added by Daniel Franks on January 21, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sponsorship available to attend Regional Training Workshop on ‘Neglected Development Minerals’

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is pleased to announce that applications are now open for sponsorship to a Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the 'Neglected Development Minerals Sector' in Accra, Ghana, March 15-18, 2016. 

Successful applicants from the following countries will be sponsored to participate in the workshop: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, Sierra…

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Added by Daniel Franks on January 17, 2016 at 18:20 — 1 Comment

Natural resources governance MOOC aims to build a movement for change

The stark reality of modern society is, that of all of the material we use in our daily lives, if it wasn’t grown, it was mined or drilled. We are all incredibly reliant on the mining, oil and gas industries. At the same time, we must accept the fact that without reform in the extractive industries the global community will struggle to meet our sustainable…

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Added by Daniel Franks on January 8, 2016 at 11:01 — No Comments

New Book Available - Mountain Movers: Mining, sustainability and the agents of change

Dear GOXI Colleagues,



I am delighted to share with you news about the publication of my new book, Mountain Movers: Mining, sustainability and the agents of change.



In the book I seek to find out how far the mining industry has come in addressing sustainability by speaking to the people, both inside and outside the industry, who have worked to affect change.



I had the privilege of…

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Added by Daniel Franks on October 8, 2015 at 7:18 — No Comments

Seeking nominations for training participants - Regional Workshop on Environment, Community, Health & Safety in the Low Value Minerals and Materials (LVMM) sector

Dear Colleagues,

The African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme are seeking nominations for participation in a Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health & Safety in the Low Value Minerals and Materials (LVMM) sector. The event is in partnership with the African Union Commission and the African Minerals Development Centre and will be held in Addis Ababa, November 9-14, 2015.…

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Added by Daniel Franks on September 30, 2015 at 15:08 — No Comments

New International Guideline on Social Impact Assessment

A new guideline on social impact assessment is now available from the International Association for Impact Assessment. The guidance is the culmination of a number of years of work led by Prof Frank Vanclay. 
You can access the guideline here:
Please feel free…
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Added by Daniel Franks on March 31, 2015 at 11:36 — No Comments

The Costs of Conflict with Communities

Dear GOXI Colleagues

We would like to share with you new research about the costs mining, oil and gas companies experience when they come into conflict with communities. The research was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and as an extended report for the Harvard Kennedy School:

Franks, DM, Davis, R, Bebbington, AJ, Ali, SH, Kemp, D, Scurrah, M. 2014. Conflict translates…

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Added by Daniel Franks on May 13, 2014 at 22:05 — No Comments

Now hiring: Postdoctoral Fellow in Certification for Responsible Mining

The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, at the University of Queensland in Australia, is now recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for a 2 year applied research project on the role of certification schemes in improving standards for responsible mining. We are especially interested in receiving applications from candidates who have an understanding of, or experience with, certification systems, sustainability standards or others forms of soft-regulation.

 

Certification…
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Added by Daniel Franks on January 20, 2014 at 1:47 — No Comments

Robots, red dust, and the future of mining towns

Karen McNab & Daniel Franks - The University of Queensland



This article was originally published at The Conversation. Read the original article.…

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Added by Daniel Franks on March 14, 2012 at 8:51 — No Comments

Are the World Resources Forum and UN International Resources Panel catering to the needs of resource endowed nations?

At the opening plenary session of the recent Sustainable Development in the Mineral Industry conference in Aachen, Germany, Paul Anciaux of the European Commission outlined the EC's raw materials strategy. The first pillar of the strategy is to ensure a 'fair' supply of resources, and where barriers to such a supply exist the EC would look to challenge them through a series of measures, including diplomacy. Such a position is perfectly understandable from a European perspective, but as a…

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Added by Daniel Franks on October 28, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

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