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SDSG promotes equitable and ecologically sound approaches to poverty reduction through sustainable use of natural resources.

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Training Seminar on the Negotiation of Mine Development Agreements May 26-30, 2014 Arusha, Tanzania

SDSG and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in partnership with the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) and the World Bank, will conduct a five-day training seminar on the negotiation of mine development agreements entitled Mining Contracts: Understanding and Improving The Negotiation Process and Results. The workshop, designed for senior government officials who are involved in mining contract negotiations, will take place May 26 – 30, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania.  For more information see this link or contact us at contracts@sdsg.org.

New: Compilation of Resources for Mine-Affected Communities

Sustainable Development Strategies Group is pleased to be working with Global Rights (D.C.) and Futuro Sostenible (Lima) to develop a toolkit to aid communities in knowledge development, decision-making and negotiation processes related to extractive industries projects.  As a first step, and as a follow-on from discussions at Simon Fraser University’s Global Exploration, Mining and Minerals (GEMM) Dialogue, we have developed a library of existing resources for mine-affected communities and their advocates, available at: http://communitiesfirst.net/toolkits/.  We are searching for additional resources to add to this library.  Please send your suggestions to disney@sdsg.org.

New Board Members

SDSG has added six outstanding new members to our Board of Directors!

Now on Facebook!

Please come visit us on our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SDSG.org.

 DU Spring 2014 Class Announced 

 Professors Dalupan and Danielson will be teaching an intensive course “Emerging International Framework for the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources” on April 11-13 and 25-27, 2014. See http://law.du.edu/index.php/SNRDS/informational-videos-about-this-program for more information and our DU Class Page for more photos!  

 Compilation of International Standards for Mining
Compilation of International Standards for Mining can be found here.

For more information please see our ”Projects” page for a detailed listing of our involvements at the local, national, and international level, and our  Publications & Reports Section for informative reports and presentations that support sustainable development.