NEWS AND EVENTS
February 27, 2017
A roundtable on the Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) was held February 21-22, organized by the Government of Guinea together with IFC and other development partners, to discuss key issues for stakeholders in the national mining sector. The event was attended by over 300 participants including the President and the Prime Minister of Guinea, and other high-level Government representatives.
The RMDI was launched in 2016 and aims to foster understanding about how mining can create value for stakeholders and to inform a national strategic plan for the sector.
As co-chair of the RMDI steering committee, IFC managed the implementation of the process on the ground, facilitated discussions between Government, the donor community and other stakeholders; the process raised awareness on best practices related to multi-stakeholder dialogue and benefit sharing in the mining sector. IFC also facilitated communication around the process at the national and community levels.
February 15, 2017
Where: The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane. Australia
When: 28 – 30 March 2017
January 25, 2017
Peru: IFC and the Government of Canada Support Eight Municipalities from the Apurimac Region to Embrace Good Governance in Mining
Under the theme “Apurimac towards the bicentennial,” mayors from the district municipalities of Coyllurqui, Cotabambas, Mara, Challhuahuacho and the province of Grau, as well as municipal managers from the Mara district and the provinces of Aymaraes and Abancay, convened in Lima with representatives from IFC and the Government of Canada, both project sponsors, to discuss progress of the Apurimac Revenue Management project and to share concerns over facing opportunities and challenges due to mining activities in the region. Representatives from the Peruvian Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Prime Minister also participated in the meeting.
January 10, 2017
The International Council on Mining and Metals’ (ICMM) member companies pledge action for responsible use of water with the launch of ICMM’s water stewardship position statement.
Oil and Gas
Civil society leaders from across the globe speak about benefits sharing between oil, gas, mining and infrastructure projects and the communities where they work.