The paradox of plenty: BGS helps poor countries to manage the impact of minerals and hydrocarbons extraction...by Andrew Bloodworth
|Small-scale mining of tantalum|
Attended by civil servants, regulators and civil society groups from 7 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, an intensive ‘Extractives Executive Course’ addressing these issues was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia earlier this year. The course was organised and funded by UK Department for International Development through their ‘iFuse’ programme. BGS played a prominent role in delivering the course content.
Bob Gatliff and Andrew Bloodworth presented, discussed and debated a variety of topics relating to hydrocarbons and minerals exploration, permitting and management with a lively audience. Colleagues from other UK public bodies including the Coal Authority, OS, Health and Safety Laboratories and the FCO were responsible for delivering complimentary elements of the course covering a range of issues including spatial infrastructure, health and safety, environmental legacy and human rights.
|Gold mine, Namibia|
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