IAIA Special Symposium on Resettlement

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is hosting a special symposium on the topic of ‘resettlement’ on 21-22 October in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The symposium aims to improve understandings of land access and resettlement issues, share lessons learned and discuss opportunities to improve performance.

The IAIA attracts a range of industries to their events and there will be a number of mining-specific resettlement presentations at this symposium, including:

  • Mining-induced Displacement and Resettlement: Defining a Research Agenda, Deanna Kemp, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Turning Resettlement Challenges into Opportunities: Thinking Out of the Box, Israel Chokuwenga, Rio Tinto
  • Resettlement & Social Harmony: Working to Integrate Customary Land Title & Contemporary Legal Contracts in the Resettlement Program for the Simandou Iron Ore Project, Janina Gawler & Mariama Barry, Rio Tinto
  • Dealing with the Livelihoods Challenge: Lessons Learned by Newmont in Peru & Ghana, Kofi Boasiako, Newmont
  • Social Change Experienced by Displaced Communities Due to Mining Project Impacts on Livelihoods, Priya Ramsaroop, Golder
  • Governance Structures for Resettlement Planning & Implementation, Willie Human & Etienne Espag, Anglo American
  • Participatory Decision Making: Industry, Government & Community Engagement, Serena Lillywhite, Oxfam

For a full program, please visit the IAIA Resettlement Symposium website: http://www.iaia.org/conferences/iaia_resettlement/index.php

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