Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium Professional Workshop series

Vigya Sharma

Knowledge transfer was a key deliverable for the final year of the Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium. This was achieved through an industry-focused Workshop Series.

The series was delivered online over a six-week period and included three live sessions. It was attended by 21 representatives from the Consortium’s seven partners: MMG, RioTinto, AngloAmerican, Newmont, Newcrest, BHP, and OceanaGold.

13 members from CSRM/ SMI contributed to the series’ design and delivery.

The following five key learning objectives informed the series’ design:

  1. To explain and reflect on the significance of social performance aspects of closure for the mining industry
  2. To critically review current industry practice and past closure experiences to identify areas for capability building on closure-related social performance
  3. To describe bottlenecks and constraints, both internal and external, to the industry that influence social performance in planning and governing closures
  4. To identify and explain pathways to better integrate social performance aspects in closure practice
  5. To participate in, and benefit from, peer learning.

The feedback from the series participants was extremely positive. The series is available for bespoke delivery in the future.

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Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium Professional Workshop series