Highlights and images of main proceedings for 26 October 2016

Switzerland

Summary

IISD Reporting Services - IGFThe second day of the 12th AGM of the IGF discussed activities related to the MPF and learned of the experiences of three countries that have completed assessments of their national mining policies over the past year using the MPF as a guide.

A panel discussion examined the post-assessment training and implementation phase for capacity building and technical support for implementing best practice in the mining sector. In addition, the World Bank’s “Mining Investment and Governance Review” (MInGov) was introduced as a complementary sustainable mining assessment framework. Participants also discussed the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and transparency policies and challenges during the morning.

Parallel groups during the afternoon considered issues related to water and ecosystems, water and climate risk management, and challenges and opportunities for employment, local purchasing and the shared value paradigm. On water management in the mining and minerals sector, key messages included the importance of seeing water management in the mining sector not purely as an operational concern, but as an opportunity for resource stewardship and multi-stakeholder collaboration. On employment, local purchasing and the share value paradigm, case studies and research reports were cited as demonstrating the possibility of the mining sector to engage in shared value creation, and involving different stakeholders working collaboratively and strategically to achieve benefits that​ encompass financial, economic, social, cultural, and environmental dimensions.

Lunchtime presentations addressed gender and power issues related to the artisanal  gold mining sector and the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals.

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MPF Assessment Overview and Update

Alec Crawford, IGF Secretariat

Video Presentation

MPF Panel Discussion - The Value of Assessments

Alec Crawford, IGF Secretariat, Glenn Gemerts, Chair of IGF Executive Committee, Suriname, and Roseline Mbaye, Director of the Control of Mining Operations, Senegal

Glenn Gemerts, Chair of IGF Executive Committee, Suriname

Roseline Mbaye, Director of the Control of Mining Operations, Senegal

Participants during the morning session

Sylvain Some, Burkina Faso

Bahaa Gayad, Egypt

Modienne Guisse, Senegal

Théophile Ndougsa Mbarga, Cameroon

Mahad Ahmed, Somalia

 

 

MPF Panel Discussion - Implementation lessons and opportunities

Martin Lokanc, World Bank, Matthew Bliss, IGF Secretariat, Alec Crawford, IGF Secretariat, Alexander Medina, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic, and Vincent Kedi, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

Alexander Medina, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic

Vincent Kedi, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

Transparency and the Sustainable Development Goals

Suzy Nikièma, IGF Secretariat, Miles Litvinoff, Publish What You Pay UK, Ben Chalmers, Vice President, Mining Association of Canada, Mandakhbat Sereenov, Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry, Mongolia, and Andrea Shaw, Transparency International Australia

Andrea Shaw, Transparency International Australia

Suzy Nikièma, IGF Secretariat, Miles Litvinoff, Publish What You Pay UK

 

Lunch Presentations

Jan Pieter Barendse, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands, Joanne Lebert, Partnership Africa Canada, and Martin Brauch, IGF Secretariat

Employment, Local Purchasing and the Shared Value Paradigm - Challenges

Perrine Toledano, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

 

 

Isabelle Ramdoo, AMDC

Diane Macdonald, Guyana

 

Johannes Danz, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany

Albert Mudukwe Mulikuza, Democratic Republic of Congo

Milasoa Cherel-Robson, UNCTAD

Water and Ecosystems: Focus on Watershed-Based Integrated Management

Hilde Passier, Deltares, the Netherlands, Hayley Zipp, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Jan Pieter Barendse, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands, and Dimple Roy, IISD

 

Participants during the session on Water and Ecosystems

Hilde Passier, Deltares, the Netherlands

Employment, Local Purchasing and the Shared Value Paradigm - Opportunities

Jeff Geipel, Engineers Without Borders Canada, Lahra Liberti, OECD Development Centre, Delayne Weeks, Angkor Gold Corp

Participant during the session on Water and Ecosystems

Howard Mann, IGF Secretariat

Margot Van Sluytman, the Sawboona Project

Sereenov Mandakhbat, Mongolia

Water and Climate Risk Management: Tools and Approaches

Robert Jan Smeets, Royal HaskoningDHV, and Dimple Roy, IISD

Nick Cotts, Newmont Mining, and Lifeng Li, World Wildlife Fund International

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