EX4DEV19 Workshop Briefing

On Friday 8th November a 50-strong group of committed change makers met at Surrey Business School for the fourth edition of Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development (Ex4Dev). This year’s workshop centred on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Please find a summary of the workshop below.

The organising committee would like to thank the panel chairs Dr Roy Maconachie, Dr Natalia Yakovelva, and Kenneth Davis, the presenters and participants for their contributions and impassioned discussions, Professor Gavin Hilson for the introduction and Caroline Ngonze for her keynote speech. Ex4Dev19 would also like to express their sincere gratitude to Pact, Mines to Markets, and Surrey Business School for their sponsorship.

Caroline Ngonze from the United Nations Development Programme providing her keynote speech at EX4DEV19

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

WHAT

Workshop on Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development 2019 (EX4DEV19)

THEME

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Challenges, Opportunities and Oversights

WHEN

Friday 8 November 2019, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford

OVERVIEW

A one-day mining and development-focused workshop designed to provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to present their work, meet leadersfrom the private sector, NGOs, funding bodies, and academia, as well as to provide the ‘space’ for all stakeholders to network, share ideas and catalyse collaboration

Featuring three panels with presentations from researchers and industry professionals, chaired by subject matter experts:

  1. Gender and Inequality
  2. Environment and Health
  3. Decent Work and Financial Inclusion

All presenters and participants will have the opportunity to publish viewpoints and longer research papers in a special section of the journal The Extractive Industries and Society. See past papers from EX4DEV16.

SUBMIT YOUR PAPER PRESENTATION (300-word abstract)

  • Participants are invited to submit 300-word abstracts for a 10 to 15-minute presentation on one of the panels. 
  • Presentations must be related to the panel themes, and specifically indicate the relevant SDG(s)
  • To submit,  email a 300-word abstract including the panel you wish to participate and which SDG(s) you are tackling to: ex4dev@gmail.com
  • Final deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 30th September 2019, but please submit as soon as possible.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for non-speakers will open shortly on the EX4DEV website.
  • Registration closes on the 1st November 2019.

SAVE THE DATE

WHAT

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES FOR DEVELOPMENT 2019 (#EX4DEV19):

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Challenges, Opportunities and Oversights

WHEN

Friday 8 November 2019, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey


A one-day mining and development-focused workshop designed to provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to present their work, meet leaders from the private sector, NGOs, funding bodies, and academia, as well as to provide the ‘space’ for all stakeholders to network, share ideas and catalyse collaboration. Featuring three panels with presentations from researchers and industry professionals, and discussions chaired by subject matter experts:

  • Gender & inequality
  • Environment & health
  • Decent work & financial inclusion

All presenters and participants will have the opportunity to publish viewpoints and longer research papers in a special section of the journal The Extractive Industries and Society. Past papers from EX4DEV16 can be found here.

For organizations and postgraduate researchers seeking to present, please contact: ex4dev@gmail.com.

Details for participants to register their attendance will be released soon through this website and Twitter.