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CIRDI at the 14th IGF Annual General Meeting: Takeaways

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development focused on the theme: “Modern Mining Law and Policy: Accountable, Equitable and Innovative Approaches.” […]

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CIRDI Holds Final Roundtable Session on Gender Strategy in Ottawa

Since March 2018, CIRDI has been in the process of articulating its institutional strategy on advancing gender equality in natural resource governance. The goal of the strategy is to lay […]

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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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