Éducation pour la transformation de l’extraction minière artisanale et à petite échelle (TransMAPE) en Équateur

The Canada-Pacific Alliance Scholarship Program

The Canada-Pacific Alliance Scholarships Program (CPAS) is built to support and strengthen the Pacific Alliance (PA) and its member countries: Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The five-year program is administered […]

UNEA’s Resolution on Sustainable Mineral Resource Governance: Reflections from CIRDI’s COO Jaime Webbe on Two Pressing Mineral Resource Governance Issues

In March 2019 the world’s environmental decision-making body, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), adopted a resolution on sustainable mineral resource governance. The resolution touches on many key environmental issues […]

Celebrating Our Achievements: CIRDI’s Year in Review 2019/20 Launched

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute is pleased to announce the release of its Year in Review, highlighting the Institute’s biggest achievements and initiatives from 2019-2020. This Year in […]

A Year in Review 2019/20

  Learn more about UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) in our 2019/20 Year in Review. This Year in Review offers a snapshot of our collective pursuits as […]

Policy Brief: Standardized Reporting on Mining Local Procurement: Why Civil Society Organizations Should Promote the Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism (LPRM)

The Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism (LPRM) is a publicly available set of disclosures on local procurement which aims to guide information-sharing for mine sites on their policies, programmes, and results […]

WEBINAR: Why Local Indigenous Voices are Essential to Global Forest Commitments

2020 is the final year to prepare for a number of international commitments on sustainable forest governance. The post-2020 biodiversity agenda and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will accelerate […]

WEBINAR: Environmental and Social Licenses for Mining Projects in India: Assessing Regulatory Gaps and Prospects for Reform

On June 8, UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) was pleased to host a virtual discussion on the regulatory regime for post-leasing mining licenses in India, with respect […]

Indigenous Forest Governance: Challenges, Enabling Conditions, and Factors for Success

Land holds sacred and spiritual importance to Indigenous communities (Gebara 2018). A central aspiration of many Indigenous peoples worldwide is to have an effective voice regarding any decisions made that […]

Assessing Drivers for “Formalization Readiness” in ASM Communities in Kenya: Understanding the Role of Cooperatives

This study came at the request of the Kenyan State Department of Mining. Given the emphasis on ASM cooperatives in supporting the formalization process within national and county government policy, […]

Strategic Partnership Announcement: CCAfrica and CIRDI

  The UBC Institute and the Canadian Council on Africa will work together in catalyzing resource governance as a tool to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals February 3, 2020 […]

TransMAPE Project Report

  Since 2016, The Canadian International Resources and Development Insitute was working with the government of Ecuador to support the sustainable development of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. In […]

TRANSMAPE. Community Engagement for the Transformation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and Social Learning

Concepts and Lessons from the Transmape Project in Ecuador This project report provides a general account of the completed activities and deliverables achieved in the CIRDI TransMAPE-Ecuador project, “Education for […]

Delegates from Chile and Peru trained on Environmental Assessment as part of the Canadian Pacific Alliance Scholarship Program

  During November 9-17, 2019, the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) welcomed a group of delegates from government organisations in Chile and Peru for a short course on […]

Gender Analysis and Impact Assessment: Canadian and International Experiences

Gender analysis is an analytical process which identifies and mitigates the differential impacts of policies and programmes on diverse groups of people. Through more inclusive decision-making processes, gender analysis can […]

Participatory Environmental Monitoring Committees in Mining Contexts

The report entitled “Participatory Environmental Monitoring Committees in Mining Contexts: Lessons from Nine Case Studies in Four Latin American Countries” [Comités de Monitoreo Ambiental Participativo en Contextos Mineros: Lecciones a […]

Water and Mining | HIGH GRADE Talks with Nadja Kunz

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to interview some of […]

Indigenous Relations and the Extractives Industry | HIGH GRADE Talks with Lana Eagle

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to […]

Tailings Dams: Why Do Failures Keep Happening? | High Grade Talks with UBC’s Professor Dirk Van Zyl

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to […]

Forum on Supporting Effective Mining Local Procurement Strategies and Best Practices in Namibia

In February 2017, as a result of a joint collaborative research project funded by Global Affairs Canada (The Relationship between Local Procurement Strategies of Mining Companies and Their Regulatory Environments, […]

Education as an Entry Point to the Positive Transformation of Ecuador’s Small-Scale Mining Sector

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) represents 85 per cent of Ecuador’s overall gold production and is considered to be one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Mining […]

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Toward Integrated Natural Resource Management in Canada

The rich diversity of Canada’s natural resources has always played an important role in the culture, health, safety, and livelihood of people in Canada. In resource-rich regions across the country, […]

Improved Resource Governance Through Transparency: Evidence from Mongolia

  Transparency and accountability initiatives have emerged as a potential solution to combat corruption and increase public benefits from the extractive sector in resource-abundant countries. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative […]

Mining Community Benefits In Ghana: a Case Of Unrealized Potential

This project is designed to examine the overall benefits of mining to local communities in Ghana through the lens of community benefits agreements (CBAs) in order to make policy recommendations […]

Guidelines for Incorporating the Gender Approach into the IWRM Peru

Why the gender equality approach should be transversal to the Integrated Water Resource Management? This video, prepared by Alexandra Carlier, aims to summarize one of the policy briefs that the Canadian […]

Education and Research for Water Resource Management in Peru – Project Highlights

  The project “Education and Research for Water Resource Management in Peru” is an Initiative of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute implemented in coordination with the National Water […]