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.
The workbook briefly explains the context and origins of the IRR model, its inherent logic, and its application in the mining sector. This is followed by an overview of the model’s eight (8) risk categories. The workbook only briefly covers risk reversal and reconstruction. The emphasis in this workbook is on understanding the types of impoverishment risks contained within the model, rather than on strategies used for the purposes of risk reversal and reconstruction. The workbook includes activities designed to prompt critical engagement with the material and/or think of illustrative examples.
- gain a basic understanding of the IRR model
- develop an appreciation of how the IRR applies to the mining sector
- be able to apply the IRR model to the practice of planning involuntary resettlement in mining;
- better predict impoverishment risks for different groups of people
- appreciate the need to manage impoverishment risks in project design, planning, financing and implementation.
The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Mining, Resettlement and Livelihoods: Research and Practice Consortium is supported by Anglo American, Newcrest, Newmont, MMG and Rio Tinto