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Ex4Dev18 workshop at Surrey Business School highlights importance of collaboration and use of data for sustainable development of mining

EX4DEV18 MINING WORKSHOP DEMONSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION AND USE OF DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A photography competition may seem trivial, but one of the most effective ways to challenge false perspectives of women working in mining is to show them actively engaged onsite and in a variety of roles.

This was the message of Deborah Craig, a Board Director of…

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Added by James McQuilken on November 16, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

What is market systems development and how can it be applied to mining?

Never before has market systems development (MSD) been applied to the mining sector, specifically artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). This is low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing.

The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme, however, is working to change this by applying MSD to the mining sector in Rwanda, which is almost entirely comprised of ASM activities.

What is MSD? It is a framework for…

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Added by James McQuilken on October 24, 2018 at 11:40 — No Comments

ASM18: Placing the voices and visions of women artisanal and small-scale miners at the heart of policy discussions

Set against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls, the voices and visions of small-scale miners were placed centre-stage at the ACP–EU ASM18 conference in Livingstone, Zambia (11th–13th September)

Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries, and crucially over 150 miners, spent three days discussing their visions for the future of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and quarrying – low-tech, labor…

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Added by James McQuilken on September 25, 2018 at 20:33 — No Comments

Registration and paper submission for EX4DEV18 workshop is now open

Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018 (EX4DEV18) is a student-led interdisciplinary workshop and networking event designed to share research and foster opportunities for collaboration. The theme for 2018 is ‘challenging false perspectives in mining’.

Held at the University of Surrey, the day is organised around three panels comprising presentations from PhD…

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Added by James McQuilken on August 7, 2018 at 9:19 — No Comments

Special Section of Viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16

Introduction to workshop viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16 

  • This collection of short papers share viewpoints on the theme of Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2017.06.008
  • It is the output of a workshop by the same…
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Added by James McQuilken on August 22, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Call for Papers: Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Following the workshop ‘Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa’ we are now inviting submissions for publication as part of a special issue in The Extractive Industries and Society, An International Journal.

The two-day international workshop (9-10th June 2016) at Surrey Business School brought together PhD researchers, leading academics and…

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Added by James McQuilken on September 14, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16

This two-day international workshop brought together over 40 PhD researchers, leading academics, and expert industry practitioners. Designed to foster dialogue and collaboration, a range of presentations, breakout discussion groups, and a lively panel discussion explored the challenges and pathways to realising the development potential of extractive industries (mining, oil and gas) in sub-Saharan Africa.

The most resounding message was that ‘we need more of…

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Added by James McQuilken on June 18, 2016 at 18:57 — No Comments

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