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Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution
26 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Various, Other Countries
The extractive industry has the potential to significantly transform environments, communities and economies. At times, such transformation may manifest in conflicts or disputes between a resource developer and local communities, or even complete breakdown of the company's social licence to operatewith associated costs for the company, local communities, and the broader public. This three-part course draws on multi-faceted research at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining from centre director Professor Saleem Ali, deputy director Dr. Daniel Franks, and research manager Phil Clark to provide: an understanding of the costs of conflict in the resource industry; processes and mechanisms by which communities can make their concerns heard and which companies can draw on to work with communities to negotiate and resolve conflict; and the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts in the research sector, and the process of using ecological factors to promote peace. More information at: http://www.edumine.com/courses/live-webcasts/environmental-and-social-conflict-resolution-in-the-resources-sector/?utm_source=eduminer-en-150318&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eduminer
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Presenter :Dr. Daniel Franks is Deputy DirectorStrategy and Mineral Policy at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM). His research interests lie across the sustainability of the extractive resource industries with a particular focus on the social and environmental change associated with mining and energy developments. With Rachel Davis, Managing Director of the non-profit business and human rights organization, Shift, Daniel co-authored a major study on the Costs of CompanyCommunity Conflict in the Extractive Sector. The study was published by the Harvard Kennedy School and uncovered the true scale of the costs companies incur when they come into conflict with local communities. Daniel serves as Co-Chair for Social Impact Assessment at the International Association for Impact Assessment and is a member of the Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources Thematic Group of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has field experience at more than 40 mining and energy sites internationally and has authored publications on topics such as mining policy, resource governance, social impact assessment, cumulative impacts and companycommunity relations. He has regularly taught at the Mining Business School, Universidad Catslica del Norte, Chile; and has been a visiting lecturer at the Vale Columbia Centre for Sustainable International Investment at Columbia University, New York, and the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia. Phil is a Research Manager at CSRM. A major focus of his work at CSRM is on the education of community relations professionals working in the resources industry. He develops and facilitates training and 'practice clinics' for government, non-government and private sector professionals in the area of the community aspects of mineral resource development, including on topics such as negotiation, conflict resolution and grievance handling. Phil has delivered tailored foundational community relations training courses and lectured representatives from a wide variety of resource companies, including Rio Tinto, Newcrest, BHPB, Newmont, Barrick Gold, Goldcorp, Teck Resources, Santos and QGC. Through the Australian Government funded International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC), Phil has contributed to the professional development of civil society and government staff from numerous developing countries across Asia, South America and Africa, by providing inputs into coursework related to company and community engagement. Most recently, Phil co-facilitated a 3-day workshop in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on negotiation and conflict resolution with staff from the Papua New Guinea Mineral Resource Authority Development Coordination Division. Phil's geographical experience covers, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Ghana and Armenia. Phil Clark holds a Bachelor of Social Work, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, and a Master of Social Planning and Development from the University of Queensland. He also possesses a thorough knowledge of dispute resolution mechanisms in Australia having completed coursework on this topic through the Queensland University of Technology's Law School. Professor Saleem Ali is the Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM). Since starting at CSRM in 2012, Professor Ali has committed to expanding the work of CSRM to cover pressing development challenges in extractive economies in partnership with industry and international aid agencies. As an environmental planner, his research and practice is highly interdisciplinary and aims to inform social management with rigorous science. As part of the Sustainable Minerals Institute's NextMine initiative, Professor Ali leads the UQ Rare Earths Minerals Consortiuma research effort that brings together international academics, industry practitioners and policy makers to consider ways of applying industrial ecology principles to supply of rare earth minerals worldwide. He is also working with the Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism on the evaluation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. In 2013-2014, Prof. Ali will lead research into Mining & Traditional Livelihoods in Mongolia using a Gender-Sensitive Socio-ecological systems approach, using funds from the from Ausaid Advanced Development Research Awards Scheme (ADR.AS), and will oversee a project funded by the World Bank to investigate Fiscal and non-fiscal contributions of Mining to the Madagascar Economy. His current industrial engagement includes serving as a lead advisor on social investment for Vale Malaysia in partnership with JK-Tech. His training and teaching at CSRM include modules on mineral economic history and conflict resolution for the Anglo American Advanced Social Management Program held in South Africa and Chile (in partnership with the University of Cambridge, UK).
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Organisation :Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM)
Email :edumine-support@infomine.com
Website: http://www.edumine.com/courses/


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