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Join us on April 13 for a talk by CIRDI fellow, Bolormaa Purevjav on mining development and environmental rehabilitation challenges in her home country of Mongolia.
CIRDI is pleased to co-sponsor Private Sector Development in Resource-Rich Developing Countries, a presentation by Eric Werker, associate professor at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and CIRDI’s SFU academic lead.
Greetings friends of CIRDI,
2017 is off to a roaring start. From participating in the Round Up conference hosted by the Association of Mineral Exploration of British Columbia in Vancouver, to two project presentations at Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, to preparing to host an integrated resource management workshop at PDAC this month, we’ve been busy.
Over 300 participants from government, industry, academia, NGOs, civil society gathered in Lima, Peru on February 16 & 17, 2017 to discuss gender issues in mining with an emphasis on the use of water resources.
CIRDI CEO, Cassie Doyle, provided opening remarks at the Gender, Mining and Water Resources: Interconnections, Challenges and Future Outlook conference held in Lima, Peru in February 2017. The conference was jointly organized by CIRDI’s project: Education and Research for Integrated Water Resources Management in Peru and the School of Government and Public Policy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). A multi-stakeholder steering committee oversaw the program development.
Below is an abridged version of Cassie’s remarks.
The purpose of this gathering is to reflect and exchange on a unique intersection of issues that are important to the future of sustainable development – how gender roles influence the impact and benefits of mining, with a particular emphasis on the related use of water resources.
Our work at CIRDI is guided by a set of core values, with an emphasis on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Indigenous Rights. Addressing women’s views, interests and needs is integral to how we work.
Advancing Water Stewardship in Mining – from the site to the catchment, a presentation by Dr. Nadja Kunz, is co-sponsored by UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues and CIRDI on March 14.
Join Cassie Doyle, Dirk van Zyl, Susan Joyce and other Canadian and international experts for an informative three-hour workshop: Understanding the Essential Building Blocks of Integrated Resource Management (IRM) on Sunday March 5, 2-5 pm in Toronto. The workshop is part of the CSR Event Series at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual conference and is free of charge to PDAC delegates.
Keynote presentations and case studies will review both social and landscape/biophysical dimensions of IRM. The workshop will also provide participants with an opportunity to share experiences through a breakout session and a panel discussion focusing on practical tips and decision-making tools.
Canadian International Resources and Development Institute
Our mission: To improve, in a measurable way, the ability of developing countries to manage and benefit from their natural resources in order to catalyze sustainable development and reduce poverty.