The extractive industry has the potential to significantly transform environments, communities and economies. At times, such transformation may manifest in conflicts or disputes between a resource developer and local communities, or even complete breakdown of the company's social licence to operate—with associated costs for the company, local communities, and the broader public.
This three-part course draws on the extensive experience of the instructors in studying environmental and social conflicts as well as working as practitioners in the development sector:
- an understanding of the costs of conflict in the resource industry;
- processes and mechanisms by which communities can make their concerns heard and which companies can draw on to work with communities to negotiate and resolve conflict; and
- the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts in the research sector, and the process of using ecological factors to promote peace.
Dates: 12, 13, 14 November 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT Check the exact time and date in your city.
Location: Live Webcast
Price: $549 USD
Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
See below for course policy
Who Should Attend
The course is aimed at all extractive industry managers and practitioners who engage with local communities and other external stakeholders. It may be of particular relevance for community relations/social performance and environment staff and legal and compliance officers. Staff from technical professions who are seeking to build their knowledge about the social aspects of mining are also welcome.
Professor Saleem Ali
Saleem H. Ali is an environmental planner whose research and practice focuses on ways of resolving ecological conflicts through technical and social mechanisms, as well as exploring novel ways of peace-building between corporations, governments and communities. He holds the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professorship in Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware, and is also a Senior Fellow at Columbia University's Center on Sustainable Investment and Georgetown University's Center for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Studies. Professor Ali has held the Chair in Sustainable Resources Development at the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute in Brisbane, Australia (where he retains professorial affiliation).
Previously, he was Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Natural Resources where he was founding director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security. His books include Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future, (Yale Univ. Press); Environmental Diplomacy (with Lawrence Susskind, Oxford Univ. Press), Mining, the Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts (Univ. of Arizona Press) and Islam and Education: Conflict and Conformity in Pakistan’s Madrassas (Oxford Univ. Press). He has also authored over a hundred other peer-reviewed publications and been the editor of acclaimed anthologies including “Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution” (MIT Press) and “Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic” (with R. Pincus, Yale Univ. Press).
Corporate and government experience includes employment in General Electric’s Technical Leadership Program; a Baker Foundation Fellowship at Harvard Business School and a Research Internship at the UK House of Commons. Professor Ali was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011 and received an Emerging Explorer award from the National Geographic Society in 2010. He is a member of the United Nations International Resource Panel, The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and serves on the board of the Diamonds and Development Initiative. He is also a series co-editor for the University of Chicago Press on Environmental Science, Law and Policy. Professor Ali received his doctorate in Environmental Planning from MIT, a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University and Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Tufts University (summa cum laude).
Pre-course e-learning is not mandatory for this webcast; however, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of four related courses titled Establishing a Social License to Operate in Mining, Practical Tools for Sustainable Relationships in Mining, Sustainable Development in Mining and The Evolving Image of Mining.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.
Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.
If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the webcast, Edumine will refund the cost of the webcast.
If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation prior to the webcast but within 9 business days of the first day of the webcast, Edumine will refund the delegate's payment less a 10% administration fee.
If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation after the webcast has started, or misses all or a portion of the webcast without notice, no refund will be granted.
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