Masterclass on Resource Governance

In May, IM4DC will deliver a two week resource governance program in Australia, which includes a masterclass.

The one week masterclass will take place in Brisbane and involve a group of 16 high level representatives from governments, think tanks and academic institutions from various countries, whom are engaged in various aspects of the governance and analysis of resource sectors.

The masterclass, delivered by a team from the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, will provide an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of governance in the resources sector.

It will address principles of policy and regulatory frameworks in key areas across the life cycle of mining operations from exploration through to closure, and also the role of various stakeholder groups in governance arrangements in local and regional contexts. The program will allow participants to share experiences with their peers and a range of expert presenters.

Core topics of the program will include mining laws and licensing regimes, management of geological information, regulation of exploration, health and safety regulation and oversight, environmental and community agreements, transparency and anti-corruption and the role of local and regional government.

During the second week of the program, particpants will participate in the Mining for Development Conference 2013 and IM4DC Alumni Day, plus the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Global Conference. These events will provide the opportunity to explore broader aspects of governance of resources projects.

The Masterclass on Resource Governance will take place from 13 May 2013.