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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