We are conducting a range of activities under the auspices of the Consortium. The work involves actively building a mining and resettlement database, commissioned studies, and other research activities and collaborations. We continue to publish our outputs in the public domain.
The MIDR e-Library. The MIDR e-Library serves as an online repository of public mining and resettlement literature. The library is fully searchable, and includes tools for visualisation of its content by country, company, commodity, lifecycle and other key indicators. As we come across materials, we continue to add to the library database.
Nottingham University collaboration. CSRM continues to work with a team of GIS scholars at the Nottingham University. Our research is focused on improving understanding about the relationship between land cover change and displacement/resettlement. A set of time-series videos are available on the CSRM YouTube channel.
Building the global database of resettlement events. We have expanded our database on resettlement events from 41 records to more than 200 records. The purpose of the database is to develop a repository of resettlement cases so that we can benchmark events using key indicators. We are in incorporating the data into the Kumu visualisation platform and SPSS.
LSM-ASM practitioners exchange. CSRM hosted a three day exchange in January 2020 between senior mining industry representatives and leading policy practitioners working on artisanal and small scale mining. The exchange provided a basis for exploring different perspectives on the interface between the large and small scale mining sectors – focusing on displacement and livelihood matters in particular. View the discussion paper here.
Training and Professional development CSRM is building a two-day remote learning program tailored to assist people working on MIDR projects. The program combines scenario and clinic based learning activities to develop critical skills and insights in this challenging domain of practice.