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Dr. Daniel Franks
Dr Daniel Franks is currently on a leave of absence from his position at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), while acting as Programme Manager of Stones for Development at the United Nations Development Programme. The 3-year €13.4 million programme provides capacity-building support to the small-scale private sector, associations/chambers, public institutions and communities that operate in the low value mining and materials sector in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The programme is an initiative by the ACP Group, coordinated by the ACP Secretariat, financed by the European Commission and UNDP, and implemented by UNDP.
Prior to taking a leave of absence Daniel held the position of Deputy Director - Strategy and Mineral Policy at CSRM. He is the auhor of Mountain Movers: Mining Sustainability and the Agents of Change (available from Earthscan/Routledge in late September 2015). 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.
Originally trained as a geologist, Daniel began his career as a field geoscientist in Brazil and Australia. After retraining in political and social sciences, Daniel worked as a social scientist leading a unit within the natural resources and water department of the Queensland State Government, Australia. He has held research and teaching positions at Griffith University and The University of Queensland. 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 company-community relations.
A highlight of Daniel's work at CSRM was his role in policy reform. In the state of Queensland, Australia, Daniel assisted the Queensland Government in the design and implementation of the Sustainable Resource Communities Policy and processes for social impact assessment and management. In Cambodia, he was part of a team delivering long-term training on sustainability in mining to the Cambodian General Department of Mineral Resources. In Sierra Leone, Daniel has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations Environment Program to support mined land rehabilitation and mine closure processes, and for the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Daniel led a project to develop technology assessment processes to address the social implications of new mining technologies.
Daniel has contributed to undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional development training in Australia and internationally. He was a visiting Professor at the Mining Business School, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile where he regularly taught into the Master of Mining Management since 2011; and has been a visiting lecturer at the Vale Columbia Centre for Sustainable International Investment at Columbia University, New York; the University of Eastern Finland; and the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia. Daniel was part of the technical committee for the First and Second International Conferences on Social Responsibility in Mining, held in Santiago in 2011 and 2013 and he served on the program committee for the International Symposium on Resettlement and Livelihoods.
He is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Minerals Policy & Economics (Resources Policy) and Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. He has previously served on the management committee of the Environmental Defenders Office (Queensland) an environmental NGO focused on law reform. In 2012 Daniel received the University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award. He holds a PhD from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from The University of Queensland. His PhD explored the social and environmental outcomes of non-consensual extraction of mineral resources and was awarded a Chancellors Medal from Griffith University for the Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology Group’s top ranked PhD candidate.
Projects at CSRM
- CSIRO – Mineral Futures Collaboration Cluster (Stream 2 – Technology Futures): Automation
- Developing Good Practice in Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Coal Mining Australian Coal Association Research Program
- Effectiveness of Certification for Responsible Mining
- Establishment of a multi-stakeholder body to address cumulative impacts - Moranbah Cumulative Impacts Group
- Improving the understanding and management of the CI of coal mining and other land uses in regions with diversified economies
- International Council on Mining and Metals – Review of social investments indicators for potential application in the mining industry
- Mining Development in Madagascar - Prospective research about fiscal and non-fiscal contribution of mining development and the opportunities for human development
- Surrounded by Change: Collective strategies for managing the cumulative impacts of multiple mines
- Teck Social Management and Responsibility Toolkit
Publications for CSRM
- Renzo Mori Junior , Daniel M. Franks , Saleem H. Ali , (2016) "Sustainability certification schemes: evaluating their effectiveness and adaptability", Corporate Governance, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.579 - 592
- Franks, D.M., McNab, K, Brereton, D, Cohen, T, Weldegiorgis, F, Horberry, T, Lynas, D, Garcia-
Vasquez, M, Oñate Santibáñez, B, Barnes, R and McLellan, B. 2013. Designing Mining
Technology for Social Outcomes: Final Report of the Technology Futures Project. Prepared
for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Minerals Futures Cluster Collaboration, by the
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining & the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre,
Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Brisbane.
- 2014, Arbeláez-Ruiz, D. and Franks, D., Sentándose a la Mesa: Cómo una nueva generación de organizaciones está mejorando el diálogo y disminuyendo el conflicto sobre minería en América Latina. Spanish translation of article first published in Americas Quarterly, Vol.8, Issue 2, pp. 111–113
- Davis, Rachel and Daniel M. Franks. 2014. “Costs of Company-Community Conflict in the Extractive Sector.” Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Report No. 66. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Kennedy School.
- Franks, DM, Davis, R, Bebbington, AJ, Ali, SH, Kemp, D, Scurrah, M. 2014. Conflict translates environmental and social risk into business costs, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1405135111
- 2014, Arbeláez-Ruiz, D. and Franks, D., Getting to the Table: How a new generation of organisations is improving dialogue and recording conflict over mining in Latin America. Americas Quarterly, Vol.8, Issue 2, pp. 111–113.
- Franks, DM, D Brereton and CJ Moran (2013) The cumulative dimensions of impact in resource regions, Resources Policy, 38 (4), 640-647.
- Franks, D., Parra, C., Schleger, A. (2013). Approaches to understanding development outcomes from mining. International Council on Mining and Metals
(ICMM), London, UK.
- Bond, C., Everingham, J. & Franks, D. (2013). Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Mining through Collaboration: The Moranbah Cumulative Impacts Group (MCIG). Case Study. Brisbane: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland.
- Sharma, V, van de Graaff, S, Loechel, B, and Franks, DM (2012) Extractive resource development in a changing climate: learning the lessons from extreme weather events in Queensland, Australia, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast pp.110
- Franks, Daniel and Erskine, Peter (2012) Mine site rehabilitation in Sierra Leone – A rapid appraisal of selected sites Brisbane Australia: Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
- Franks, D.M., Everingham, J.& Brereton, D.(2012) Governance Strategies to Manage and Monitor Cumulative Impacts at the Regional Level. Final Report ACARP Project C19025. Brisbane: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Qld
- Weldegiorgis, F.S. and Franks, D.M. 2012.The Social Dimensions of Charcoal Use in Steelmaking: Analysing Technology Alternatives. Prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Minerals Futures Cluster Collaboration, by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. December. Brisbane
- Franks, D. 2012. Social Impact Assessment of Resource Projects. Australian Aid.
- Daniel M. Franks, Tamar Cohen, Social Licence in Design: Constructive technology assessment within a mineral research and development institution, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 79, Issue 7, September 2012, Pages 1229-1240, ISSN 0040-1625, 10.1016/j.techfore.2012.03.001.
- Franks, D.M, and Cohen, T. 2011. Investigating constructive technology assessment within the Minerals Down Under Flagship: Interview results. Prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Mineral Futures Cluster Collaboration, by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Brisbane
- Davis, R. & Franks, D. 2011. The costs of conflict with local communities in the extractive industry. SR Mining 2011
- Parra, C. & Franks, D. 2011. Monitoring social progress in mining zones—the case of Antofagasta and Tarapacá, Chile
- Franks, D. 2011. Social performance indicators at the Collahuasi copper mine, Northern Chile. SR Mining 2011
- Browne, Warwick, Franks, Daniel M. and Kendall, Glenn (2011) The foundations for responsible mining in Cambodia – Suggested approaches Cambodia: United Nations
- Franks, Daniel M. (2011). Management of the social impacts of mining. In SME Mining Engineering Handbook 3rd ed. (pp. 1817-1825) Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
- Daniel M. Franks, David V. Boger, Claire M. Côte, David R. Mulligan, Sustainable development principles for the disposal of mining and mineral processing wastes, Resources Policy, Volume 36, Issue 2, June 2011, Pages 114-122, ISSN 0301-4207, 10.1016/j.resourpol.2010.12.001.
- Franks, D.M., Brereton, D., Moran, C.J. Managing the cumulative impacts of coal mining on regional communities and environments in Australia (2010) Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 28 (4), pp. 299-312
- Deanna Kemp, Carol J. Bond, Daniel M. Franks, Claire Cote, Mining, water and human rights: making the connection, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 18, Issue 15, November 2010, Pages 1553-1562
- Franks D, Cohen T, McLellan B, Brereton D. 2010. Technology Futures Discussion Paper: Technology Assessment and the CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship. Prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Minerals Futures Cluster Collaboration, by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. May. Brisbane. 42 pp
- Franks, DM, Brereton, D, Moran, CJ, Sarker, T and T, Cohen. 2010. Cumulative Impacts: a good practice guide for the Australian coal mining industry. Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining & Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Australian Coal Association Research Program. Brisbane.
- Franks, D, Fidler, C, Brereton, D, Vanclay, F and P, Clark. 2009. Leading Practice Strategies for Addressing the Social Impacts of Resource Developments. Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Briefing paper for the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Queensland Government. November. Brisbane.
- Barclay, Mary Anne, Franks, Daniel M. and Pattenden, Catherine (2009) Risk communication: A framework for technology development and implementation in the mining and minerals processing industries : Final report Brisbane, QLD Australia: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, The Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland & Parker Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions
- Franks, D. et al. 2009. Surrounded by Change – Collective Strategies for Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Multiple Mines
- Franks, D. 2009. Avoiding Mine-Community Conflict: From Dialogue to Shared Futures. ENVIROMINE 2009, Santiago, Chile
- Franks, D. et al. 2008. Coal Mining Managing the cumulative impacts of multiple mines on regional communities and environments in Australia.