6th Annual Africa-Australia Research Forum

Tuesday 6th September 2016

Novotel Perth Langley Hotel, Western Australia

Forging a New Partnership: How mining companies and the communities

 they are part of can prosper together.

The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. These goals set and framed the agenda for human societies for the next fifteen years. Goal 17 (the last one) deals with partnerships because, “A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level”.

This year’s forum will explore how miners and the communities that they are part of can do better at being good neighbours. We will discuss this with regard to the role of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its vision for the sector on the continent. We will continue our five-year discussion on “bread and stones” (the nexus between agriculture and mining), and report on innovation in social engagement and technology to support the same. We will examine the current state of capacity building with a special emphasis on the role of higher education. And, finally, we will explore how conflict and violence diminish the opportunities that an integrated mining sector can bring.

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AARF Programme 2016  

Registration costs just $90 (inclusive of GST)

 If you are a graduate student please contact Tammy at the Paydirt office to recieve your discounted registration rate.

For all enquiries please contact Tammy Caldwell on +61 8 9321 0355 or email tammy@paydirt.com.au