MiningResettlement.org is an initiative of The University of Queensland's Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining. It is a multi-party, industry-university research collaboration on mining and resettlement in order to build knowledge for practical application. This initiative is the first of its kind.
The aim is to:
- better understand how mining and resettlement risks are being managed by the industry.
- identify strategies for improving livelihood outcomes for people affected by mining and resettlement.
- conduct applied research that informs future policy and practice.
- contribute to debates about social due diligence and the development of social safeguards.
The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Mining, Resettlement and Livelihoods: Research and Practice Consortium, hosted by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), released a new workbook today aimed at introducing the Impoverishment Risk and Reconstruction (IRR) Model for Resettling Displaced Populations (the “IRR model”) and highlight how it can be applied in the mining industry.
This short 2 minute video clip uses time series data to show footprint developments and land use change in and around the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga province of Papua New Guinea.
The primary aim of the report is to understand the mechanisms and instruments that governments are using to manage resettlement risks in the mining sector. Key findings show that the existing international standards have been unevenly incorporated into national frameworks.