01 – 04 December 2015

Pacific Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety

 

 

 


Pacific/Suva, Fiji


 

 

 

The Pacific Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety was held in Suva, on 1-4 December, 2015. The event was opened by Hon. Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Fiji; Amb. Andrew Jacobs, Head of the EU Delegation to the Pacific; and Ms. Osnat Lubrani, UNDP Resident Representative Fiji.

Forty-four participants were supported to attend from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The participants represented public stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises, associations, and business development centres; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups.

The event was co-hosted by the Government of Fiji and the Pacific Community (SPC). A field trip was held to two aggregate quarries providing building materials for Fiji and the wider Pacific and a rehabilitated quarry that is now an eco-tourism resort. The co-trainers of the Workshop were Associate Professor Carmel Bofinger, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, University of Queensland; Dr Warwick Browne, RareFind Consulting, Lacina Pakoun (UNDP) and Daniel Franks (UNDP).

 

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Training participants of the Pacific Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety, Suva, Fiji, 1-4 December, 2015.

 

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The Colo-i-Suva eco-tourism resort: a rehabilitated aggregate quarry. Field trip during the Pacific Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety, Suva, Fiji, 3 December, 2015.

 

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Standard Concrete quarry, Suva. Field trip during the Pacific Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety, Suva, Fiji, 3 December, 2015.

 

 
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Associate Professor Carmel Bofinger, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, University of Queensland

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Dr Warwick Browne, RareFind Consulting

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Lacina Pakoun, Technical Specialist, ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, UNDP

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Dr Daniel Franks, Chief Technical Advisor & Program Manager, ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, UNDP

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ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

‘Development Minerals’ are minerals and materials that are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.

Development Minerals are economically important close to the location where the commodity is mined. They include industrial minerals, construction materials, dimension stones and semi-precious stones.

  • Africa

    The African Union Commission has called member states to prioritize 'Development Minerals' as part of Africa's industrialization agenda. Find out more about our twenty-eight participating countries and four focus countries in Africa.

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  • Caribbean

    "Development Minerals" underpin the construction and tourism sectors in the Caribbean. Find out more about our six participating countries and one focus country in the region.

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  • Pacific

    The Pacific is literally built on sand. Find out more about our six participating countries and one focus country in the region.

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Uganda

East Africa

Population growth is creating a huge demand for housing and infrastructure, as well as the Development Minerals needed for the construction industry.

Guinea

West Africa

Guinea-Conakry is one of the world's top bauxite producers, but it also has the potential to realise opportunities from the mining of Development Minerals.

Zambia

Southern Africa

Zambia is paving more than 2000 km of roads with locally sourced pavers and cobblestones and in the process is creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Cameroon

Central Africa

The Government of Cameroon requires contracting authorities to incorporate local materials in the construction of public buildings.

Jamaica

Caribbean

Ancient coral, long ago compressed into limestone under the weight of mud, sand and yet more coral, accounts for 65% of the Jamaican island by weight, and 85% of its surface coverage.

Fiji

Pacific

Of the 68 active mineral extraction sites in Fiji, 66 mine Development Minerals.

Participating Countries

Forty (40) countries are participating in regional level training and knowledge exchange. Find out which ones.

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Focus Countries

Six (6) countries are undertaking in depth capacity building and country level training.

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