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

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SEMINAIRE – Négociation de contrats miniers: Comprendre et améliorer le processus de négociation contractuelle et les résultats, 15 – 19 Septembre 2014, Dakar, Sénégal. [Course description]

SDSG and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the World Bank will conduct a five-day seminar Negotiation of Mining Contracts: Understanding and Improving the Negotiation Process and Results, 15 – 19 September 2014 Dakar, Senegal.  For more information contact us at contracts@sdsg.org.

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, conducted 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, took place May 26 – 30, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania.  See a course description at link, course materials here or contact us at contracts@sdsg.org for more information.

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 two outstanding new members to our Board of Directors, Douglas “Duff” Bauer and Phoebe Smith. Read about them  here.

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 DU Fall 2014 Class Announced 

 Professors Dalupan and Danielson will be teaching an intensive course “Community Expectations for the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources” on October 3-5 and November 14-16 , 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.