The Highlights report from the Mining for Development Alumni Forum and Conference held in April 2015 is now available on the IM4DC website. The report summarises discussions under the conference theme of Shared goals – realising benefits over inter-connecting events: the Alumni Forum; Alumni networking dinner; Empowered Women in Mining Breakfast; and the Conference.
The Highlights report is available here
Speakers, panellists, interactive workshops and discussion sessions challenged the audience to work towards common goals in mining and development despite cultural, geographic and sectoral differences. The sub-themes of engage, develop, empower and influence and the cross-cutting theme of gender equality were used as a framework to share strategies and approaches designed to deliver transformational change in the way in which minerals and energy activities are governed and development benefits are realised.
Around 200 people representing government, civil society, university and industry in 21 countries attended the events, united by the desire to empower people to realise and share benefits from mining. Some 60 IM4DC Alumni participated.