Development of minerals and energy resources can provide the means for countries to diversify, strengthen their economies, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. Such opportunities come with significant challenges and responsibilities, cutting across sectors, tiers of government and the grassroots, community level. This poses the question of how can we, as a development community, enable shared value and the process of inclusivity to deliver tangible benefits where they are needed most? These challenges and the application of innovative solutions will be discussed, debated and refined by the Conference delegates.
The Conference will celebrate participants’ goals and achievements in creating effective partnerships, enabling environments, and practical ‘on-the-ground’ solutions to deliver long-term inclusive benefits from mining to developing countries and their communities.