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CIRDI hosts Yukon ASM Fellowship

In the first two weeks of September, CIRDI hosted a fellowship mission that brought together 13 fellows representing their countries’ mining and environment ministries or small-scale mining associations. The fellows […]

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REPORT: What Participation? Distinguishing Water Monitoring Programs in Mining Regions Based on Community Participation

Water issues are a major concern for the mining sector and for communities living near mining operations. Water-related conflicts can damage a firm’s social license to operate while violent conflicts […]

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Sebastian Jarrin Grijalba, student of UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Program

Meet UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs student, Sebastian Jarrin Grijalba. Sebastian is working with CIRDI’s Education and Research for Integrated Water Resources Management in Peru for an […]

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REPORT: Implementing the Ahafo Benefit Agreements

In 2008, ten communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana entered into agreements with Newmont Ghana to govern company-community relations, ensure local job creation, and share the benefits of […]

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CIRDI and IGF partner on ASM formalization workshop

In June 2018, CIRDI hosted a five-day workshop in Dominican Republic with the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). The workshop connected people from across Latin […]

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CIRDI and IGF sign MOU to advance mining for sustainable development

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) announced on June 20, 2018, the signing of a Memorandum […]

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Elaine Pura appointed CIRDI CEO

Canadian International Resources and Development Institute is pleased to announce that Elaine Pura has been named Chief Executive Officer by CIRDI’s board, effective immediately. Ms. Pura has been serving as […]

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Lima training workshop makes recommendations to close Peru’s ASM gender gap

In Lima in May 2018, André Xavier, Project Manager of CIRDI’s Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) project in Peru, led a workshop and presented research aimed at raising awareness among […]

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Exchanging knowledge with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia

In April 2018, Dr. Dave Lefebure, Geosciences Specialist for CIRDI’s Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM) project, travelled to the Omo region in southwest Ethiopia where he co-led a five-day […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Mendee Jargalsaikhan

Mendee Jargalsaikhan is putting the finishing touches on his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia before he returns home to Mongolia. Mendee […]

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