February 2016 Newsletter

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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This newsletter marks the first year of the Mining and Resettlement portal at CSRM. We have built the e-library, published peer-reviewed papers, edited industry discussion papers, conducted commissioned studies and completed interviews for our Global Survey of Resettlement Practitioners.

Global Practitioner Survey completed: Findings coming soon...

We have completed 52 interviews with practitioners from mining companies, consultancies, international financial institutions and non-government organisations. The data from these interviews will contribute to a scoping study of resettlement practice in the global mining industry. The aim is to build knowledge about mining and resettlement from the perspective of people directly engaged in policy and practice.

For further information ​click here.

Oxfam Sustainable Mining Symposium on ‘mining and resettlement’

Oxfam has released a summary of its sixth annual Sustainable Mining Symposium held in Melbourne in October 2015 and co-hosted with the Melbourne Business School. The event focused on mining and resettlement in Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Kenya, Guinea and Papua New Guinea and covered all aspects of the resettlement process. Eighty representatives from mining, oil and gas companies, industry associations, financial institutions, legal firms, the Australian Government, academia and civil society attended the event.

The summary is available here​.

Society for Applied Anthropology Conference
MIDR conference session in Vancouver

The International Network on Displacement and Resettlement is organising a session on mining-induced displacement and resettlement at the Society for Applied Anthropology’s 76th Annual Conference to be held from 28 Mar—2 Apr 2016 in Vancouver, Canada.

Click here to register.

ICMM Land Acquisition and Resettlement Guidebook launched
The ICMM has recently launched Land Acquisition and Resettlement: Lessons learned, a guidebook on planning for resettlement, engaging with stakeholders, compensating for loss of land and restoring livelihoods, addressing the needs of vulnerable people, overseeing construction, ongoing community development interventions, and monitoring impacts. The 10 modules in this guide offer insights based on the experience of 41 projects from around the world, in both the mining sector as well as other sectors.

The guide is available here.



New Occasional Paper: Anglo American’s Resettlement Working Group 
New Occasional Paper: Anglo American’s Resettlement Working Group

Anglo American’s Head of Corporate Relations Integration, Dr. Laura Brooks, has written and released paper that offers an insider’s perspective on some of the company’s key challenges and dilemmas in mining and resettlement. The paper explains how the internal Resettlement Working Group (RWG) is supporting the company’s approach to resettlement planning and implementation.

The paper is available here​.

eLibrary Feature Video
eLibrary Feature

Click here to see what Tom Butler (President and CEO of the International Council on Mining and Metals) and Jon Samuel (Group Head of Government and Social Affairs at Anglo American) have to say about mining and resettlement.

View video here.

Submit an Occasional Paper
The MIDR paper series is open to scholars and senior practitioners interested in sharing knowledge about contemporary mining and resettlement issues.

View the current papers and submission guidelines.

New CSRM Report: A third party review of the Barrick/Porgera Joint Venture off-lease resettlement pilot

Assoc. Prof. Deanna Kemp and Dr John Owen recently conducted a third party review of Porgera Joint Venture’s (PJV) off-lease resettlement pilot framework for its Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The report provides a concise history of relocation activity at the site, reviews the framework underpinning the pilot project, and offers an opinion on the suitability of the pilot itself.

The study is available here.


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