Revised topic for the second talk in the African Discussion Group series
“Examining Recent African Mining Conferences: Lessons learnt re Governments, the African Union, Corporates, NGOs and communities.
It will include a joint round table discussion of what are essentially Africa wide governance issues, with the students (and others) contributing from their own country’s experiences,
Date: Thursday 25th October, 6pm
Venue: Fenner Seminar Room, Building 141, Fenner School of Environment and Society
Linnaeus Way. This building is at the corner of Daley Road and Linnaeus way
Speaker: Margaret O’Callaghan (Visiting Fellow at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy)
Our presenter Margaret O’Callaghan will speak on the impact of mining in Africa and the role played by corporates, civil society, government agencies and other key actors using Zambia as a case study.
The presentation will provide an overview and analysis of conferences focused on mining in Africa, including those run by corporates, civil society, regional agencies and governments. It will highlight the resulting issues, especially those related to costs and benefits for both the continent and mining communities.
Margaret is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Formerly a teacher, community worker, researcher and writer, a major part of her career focused on international development assistance working with AusAID (1987-93) and serving as UN Population Fund Representative to PNG (1993-1998) and Zambia (1998-2005).
This second discussion series promises to be interactive and exciting for those interested in learning and contributing to discussions on mining in Africa.
Please RSVP through the link to secure your place: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/african-discussion-group-discussion-series-2-tickets-51323764762
There will be snacks and non-alcoholic drinks after the presentation.
Hope to see you all there!