sharing in governance of extractive industries
Do you see new technologies and disruptive innovations reshaping the competitive dynamics in the mining sector? Will they fundamentally change the relationship between mining companies and their host communities, host countries?
This week we are launching "New Tech, New Deal" a five-week online discussion that connects participants with leaders in policy, mining, technology and international development to discuss how new technologies and disruptive innovations are fundamentally changing the face of the mining industry, reshaping competitive dynamics or completely altering business and operating models.
This consultation is hosted by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and Mining Shared Vision (MSV), and in partnership with GOXI. The results from the forum will feed into the longer-term New Tech New Deal project, and will help inform an in-person round table to be held in Paris in late June, 2019.
Beginning this Monday, May 13th for the following five weeks, a new discussion will be launched every Monday. This online dialogue will feature issue experts and participant discussions on the following topics:
13 May | What are the new technologies impacting the mining sector? Where are they in use and how is their implementation playing out? For instance, what new technologies will have the greatest impacts (positive and negative) on the welfare of local communities and host countries? What are the implications of the new technologies for gender equity and inclusion? JOIN CONVERSATION
20 May | Addressing the potential losses: What local content policies can make the greatest difference? For instance, should companies and/or governments focus on training locals for the jobs of the future? Should governments promote more local procurement or domestic processing (beneficiation)?
27 May | Addressing the potential losses: What new arrangements are needed between host governments and mining companies? For instance, should governments increase taxes on mining companies that employ fewer local workers? Should governments nationalize their mining sectors, or move from a concession model to a service agreement model?
3 June | Addressing the potential losses: What community economic development policies can make the greatest difference? For instance, should companies increase their community investment activities? Should governments establish development funds for local communities? Should governments and companies negotiate shared infrastructure like roads, water supply, or Internet?
10 June | Ground-truthing solutions and listening from the bottom up. For instance, what does free, prior informed consent look like in this context? What are the strongest models for healthy dialogue between local stakeholders/advocates and companies and national governments?
With expert: Perrine Toledano, CCSI
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