Publications

Mining and local-level development: Examining the gender dimensions of agreements between companies and communities

Published by: CSRM

This research explores the challenges and opportunities associated with negotiating and implementing agreements by considering issues relating to gender and local-level development. The focus is on agreement processes between local communities and Australian mining companies operating domestically and offshore.

The two-year program of work included a practitioner perspectives study and case studies at three mining operations in different regions of the world: Papua New Guinea (Newcrest’s Lihir mine), Lao PDR (MMG Sepon LXML operations) and Australia (Rio Tinto Alcan’s Weipa operation). A project report summarises the findings of these four components of the research and provides a list of key tools and guidance documents for practitioners and policy makers.

This research was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).

Individual chapters can be downloaded separately on the Mining, Gender and Local-level Development Project Page

CITATION

Keenan, J. C. and D. L. Kemp (2014). Mining and local-level development: Examining the gender dimensions of agreements between companies and communities. Brisbane, Australia: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland.