Project Title

Promoting Inclusive Mining: Consultation Model for Dealing with Local Interests including Indigenous Communities and Women 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

MTF 01 2017A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

MTF 01 2017A 

Project Title

Promoting Inclusive Mining: Consultation Model for Dealing with Local Interests including Indigenous Communities and Women 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Mining 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

120,000 

Co-funding Amount

30,000 

Total Project Value

150,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Mining Task Force (MTF) 

Topics

Mining 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Papua New Guinea 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Canada; Chile 

Expected Start Date

01/08/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

James Topo 

Job Title 1

Special Projects Officer - APEC 

Organization 1

Mineral Resource Authority 

Postal Address 1

PO Box 639, Waigani, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea 

Telephone 1

675-3276640 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

jtopo@mra.gov.pg 

Project Proponent Name 2

Nerida Kwarara 

Job Title 2

Senior Legal Officer 

Organization 2

Department of Justice and Attorney General 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Nerida.Kwarara@justice.gov.pg 

Declaration

James Topo and Nerida Kwarara 

Project Summary

This project will develop a model consultation framework that will guide stakeholder engagement in decision making giving equal rights to all stakeholders to engage meaningfully and substantively; in particular, indigenous communities and women in mining projects ‘benefits sharing agreements’ (social license to operate) in any APEC economy. This will be done in collaboration with industry (Newcrest Mining, Barrick, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, PNG Chamber of Mines, and others) and partners (ABAC, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), World Bank (WB), and others) over a two (2) day workshop in Port Moresby, PNG before the MTF meeting in 2018. The main outcome will be the model consultation framework which will lead to further promoting leadership and sustainable development in mining, and building sustainable and resilient communities during the life of mine and also during post mine closure and add value to socioeconomic benefit optimization. The workshop will include world experts, government, industry, interest groups, academia and representatives of indigenous communities, and women. The consultation framework will belong to APEC and will be available on the APEC website for member economies.

Relevance

Mining operations, while lucrative, also have the potential to adversely affect the communities that host them. History teaches of such impacts on the environment, businesses and the livelihood of host communities and especially the indigenous communities during and after the life of the mine. Mitigating the impact of such can be done through consultation and negotiation, and positively impact the investment/economic conditions for all stakeholders. Indigenous communities and women are often left out or not provided opportunity for fair representation. This project aims to inform, discuss and develop a model framework that can guide marginalized groups to meaningfully participate in relevant community development agreements or benefit sharing arrangements.

The APEC region accounts for 70 percent of the world mining trade and investment, of which a large proportion is carried out on land with vested tenure (whether indigenous or otherwise) and therefore, ensuring inclusiveness at all stages of the mining operations will have far reaching benefits for those involved. Most APEC economies are either mineral resource producers or investors and thus can greatly benefit from shared experiences, including best practice models of interactions. The best practice experiences shared here may also be used to develop similar initiatives for other extractive industries and the natural resource sectors such as forestry, fisheries and agriculture. Through ABAC PNG, ABAC will have access to data collected through this study and this ensures a wide coverage of the findings and benefits of this study.

Rank 1 – Building sustainable and resilient communities: Mining projects have the potential to have harmful effects on mine communities and the environment. Proper consultation and social and technical due diligence are fundamental in alleviating environmental damage and harm to surrounding communities. The project also is targeting more involvement of the impact area indigenous communities and women so they can have a greater say in their development and in general, the project promotes sustainable mining.

Rank 2 –Sustainable Development in Mining: The project aims at securing a better quality of life for mine communities through sustainable mining practices such as proper consultation and social and technical due diligence and involvement of the impact area communities and women in determining what they want.

Objectives

The main objective of the project is:

- To develop a best practice consultation framework. This framework will guide stakeholder engagement ensuring that all discussions and decision making are inclusive of all stakeholders.

In order to deliver the best practice framework, the project will include hosting a 2 day workshop in Port Moresby, PNG. This will ensure that international speakers/experts and participants from all APEC economies will have the platform to share experiences and best practices in consultation methodology, negotiation and undertaking social and technical due diligence, focusing on the interactions with indigenous/local communities and women.

Other complimentary outcomes of the project will be:

-  Creating greater awareness of the struggles of indigenous communities and women, and their need to be given access and the opportunity to partake in important decision making on how best these challenges can be managed, allowing for a more wholly and consensus based process reflective of all stakeholders.

Alignment

The outcome of this project will ensure that mine impact area communities, in particular indigenous communities and women are allowed equal opportunity to partake in decision making with regards to benefit sharing arrangements, especially those of mineral rents. It will empower all parties to engage on an even playing field especially in decision making, where the affected are involved actively in decision making.

This project aligns well with the APEC Growth Strategy, particularly ‘inclusive growth’ which aims to encourage participation in economic activities by all economically active persons, as well as “sustainable growth” through good mining practices. It also aligns well with the Joint Statement of the 5th Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Mining in 2014 which encouraged stakeholders to conduct dialogues on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and share lessons learned, and to show respect for local cultures, and customs, contribute to local economic development, and improvement in the livelihood of people, amongst others.

This project is aligned with the 10 APEC Mining Policy Principles and the MTF 2016-2018 Strategic Plan in that it adds value to existing efforts being carried out on social responsibility in Mining as directed by the Ministers responsible for Mining. Whilst CSR looks more broadly at improving communities and minimizing the impacts of mining operations, this project looks more specifically at enhancing stakeholder leadership dialogue with local/indigenous communities to ensure inclusiveness in the activity and to build harmony, while at the same time maximizing business interests through a more conducive mining operation environment.

The project also compliments work being carried out by ABAC PNG (yet to be endorsed by ABAC) on fostering inclusive growth through the extractives industry, and the World Bank’s general work on assuring responsible conduct by miners, capturing a fair share of the resources rent, and maximizing sustainable national, local and inter-generational benefits of mineral exploitation.

TILF/ASF Justification

 It is a common practice and increasingly a requirement for mining operations to attain a social license to operate, as well as the legal mining license from the government. The social license normally comes in a benefit sharing agreement, or a community development agreement that spells out exactly what each stakeholder partner will contribute towards the socio-economic and infrastructure development of the community. This is more a CSR goodwill gesture than a legally mandated exercise, though ensuring a social license entails rapport with the communities.

However much of these communities (in many cases indigenous communities in developing and rural (and often remote) economies) do not have the capacity to negotiate the best outcome that they could for their communities. This has meant these communities are losing out or failing to optimize, their benefits or resources rents.

This project will ensure and empower these targeted key groups; indigenous peoples and women,  affording them the opportunity to be heard and make decisions at the negotiation table. The material collated as part of the proceedings of the workshop will be developed into a report of proceedings, as well as a Model Consultation Framework that all participants, especially APEC economies will take away as resource material that will inform stakeholder engagement and negotiations going forward.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project will hold a two (2) day workshop sharing experiences and best practices with a 100+ participants.  The workshop will be attended by world experts, industry and government officers from all APEC economies, as well as project impact area community representatives, especially indigenous communities and women from within PNG. Invitation will also be extended to Friends of MTF such as the IGF, WB, ABAC, International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), etc… for them to share experience and inform of similar work they have undertaken and or are doing in APEC economies and other parts of the world.

A desktop review will be undertaken prior to the workshop that will inform and set the scene for the workshop. The desktop review will focus on current literature on community consultation and stakeholder engagement, including community development, and benefit sharing agreements and compare international best practices as put out by international bodies like the ICCM, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the IFC Performance Standards (PS), and related WB activities. It will also have a questionnaire component.

The first outcome of the workshop will be a report of proceedings that informs of this project and the main outcome will be the best practices consultation framework. This will evolve from the recommendations of the workshop.

A summary of all this work will be presented at the MTF12 meeting, and subject to the MTF’s endorsement, will be further elevated for endorsement at the Ministers Responsible for Mining (MRM) Meeting in 2018, and perhaps be part of the Ministerial Statement (if the MRM in 2018 is confirmed). 

Outcomes: It is expected that the output from this project will achieve in the medium-term a more informed representation within mine impact area communities; especially that the indigenous community and women are empowered to have a direct say and be on an equal footing in negotiating benefits from their mineral rents, and related compensation and or other benefit streams. In most cases in such agreements and negotiations, the companies and governments have better informed officers including external legal experts and consultants advising, which creates an uneven playing field. This is often because the impact area communities, often illiterate and ill-informed, do not have access to equivalent advice and are unable to professionally negotiate for their rightful share of mineral rents including royalties and related benefits. This project will be targeting middle to large scale mining operations, however components may be applicable to small scale mining as well.

Note however, that such cases have generally increased with more awareness and support provided to the mine impact and affected area communities including indigenous communities and women to have their say heard, especially mining companies, NGOs and CSR programs. Also many governments have tried to inform and allow their people greater say in such negotiations already. Examples are Canada’s Mining Guide for Aboriginal Communities, Compendium of Best Practices in Community Engagement, the compendium of Good Practices in Community Engagement and Readiness, and the ICMM’s Mining: Partnerships for Development Toolkit. PNG doesn’t have such documents but it is a requirement at the Development Forum which is really an engagement for the social license, which normally results in a benefit sharing agreement in the form of a generally none legally binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). This project will add value to such and create a model that APEC economies can use to guide their activities.

This project will ensure that for APEC and APEC economies there is such a document that informs and guides equal and fair engagement in decision making targeted particularly at indigenous communities and women’s participation.  This document/consultation model can be utilized across other APEC fora representing other extractive industries such as Petroleum, Forestry, etc.

Beneficiaries:

Direct participants: The direct project participants of the outputs will include middle to senior level government officers of most of the APEC economies who will be attending the MTF12. Other significant participants include mining and extractive industry executives, and selected mine impact area landowners including indigenous communities and women in PNG. The key participants leading the discussions will be world experts, and they will provide guidance on the drafting of the different reports, and manual so that it is applicable across fora for all APEC economies. MTF partner bodies that engage in the Public Private Dialogue (PPD) like the IGF, WB, ICMM, ABAC will also be direct participants.

Some of the key mining company personnel and consultants together with experts, would have experience of similar issues in a number of APEC economies as well as non-APEC economies and these experiences will give the workshop and outcomes a broader world applicability perspective. 

ABAC and its consultant, Business for Development as an already confirmed participant will inform of the work they are already spearheading titled Fostering inclusive growth through the extractives industry using examples, and case studies from Australia, PNG, Indonesia, Peru and Canada. This has strong links to the key outcome of this project which is targeted at socioeconomic benefits optimization by involving targeted  beneficiaries in decision making. Socioeconomic benefits optimization is a key goal of the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework and their participation will greatly enhance the discussions.

The outcome here will be applicable to other extractive and development activities like the Petroleum, Forestry, Agriculture sectors, and they will be invited to be part of the workshop.

Users and Benefits: Governments, and company representatives will be emailed copies of the consultation framework when ready, They can then consult this to inform, through either the review of existing benefits sharing arrangements, and or engage in new ones knowing that the same document will similarly inform impact area communities including indigenous communities and women.

Landowners and women of mine impact area communities will also away know they can cite this document to give them their say in decision making with respect to the relevant agreement. While the outcome documents are not enforceable by law, there will be contacts of respectable bodies like the IGF and others, as well as other relevant government agencies (participants of the workshop) there that the representatives of mine impact area communities can call upon to assist them in having their say.

Dissemination

Dissemination of results will be primarily through the ‘consultation framework. A limited number will be printed in physical form for the guest presenters, each APEC economy participant, each mining company, and partner organizations, government officers participating, and the landowners taking part in the workshop. This will number approximately 100. This is because it is hoped that this project is such that participants can actually use the outcomes to add value in their different organizations. This gives significance to the impact area landowner participants, and local government officers who will be handicapped in trying to retrieve information from the APEC website, because of restrictions with using the internet and/or lack of accessibility to the internet.

The will be electronic publication (in pdf form) of the report of proceedings and the best practice consultation framework and they will be easily accessed and retrieved on the APEC website.  Also electronically published will be the powerpoint presentation slides and other such documents which may be presented at the workshop, as well as the outcome recommendation message from the workshop to MTF12, and for onward endorsement to the Ministers Responsible for Mining (MRM6) meeting.

Gender

The project is already directly targeting a certain group of women; mainly women leaders and mine area community women to give them an equal voice to be heard at the negotiating table when negotiating community development agreements. Men negotiating at the negotiating table would not necessarily table women’s agenda issues and this project would provide the impetus for all stakeholders and especially governments and mining companies to allow women equal opportunity to be heard.

Senior women in the public and private sector in PNG will be participants at the workshop and share experiences.

Other current projects under way and which would add value in this sphere are the women in mining projects funded by the WB and undertaken through the MRA, which are targeted at empowerment of women in both the family setting and the broader community and leadership space.

Work Plan

This project also considers work done by the project MTF 02 2009A on ‘Creating a Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Dialogue. This project will add further value to the referred project by going from the broad ‘all’ stakeholder level to a  dialogue (and a framework document) on one particular group of stakeholders, ‘local interests, indigenous communities and women’ targeted at building capacity and further adding value to creating inclusivity in business.

The timeframe provided below will be efficiently implemented with the creation of the Organizing Committee and an Advisory committee.

The project is targeted at a two day workshop in Port Moresby, PNG involving 100 plus participants from APEC economies, industry, and mining project area impact communities.

A limited number of hardcopy booklets of best practice consultation framework will be printed to deliver to landowner participants, especially those who do not have access to the internet. All other reports, presentations and the best practice consultation framework manual will be available in electronic form on the APEC website. This can be accessed by anyone and especially other APEC fora as this is applicable to other sectors involving land use and consent from landowners. 

Timeframe**

Activity/Task

Who will be involved?

Outputs

May 2017 –  July 2017

Development of project proposal and APEC approval process

Project Overseers
APEC Secretariat QAF Economies

Approved Proposal

Aug 2017

Develop pre-workshop questionnaires to identify needs and competencies of economies on the subject matter.

Project overseers ABAC, IGF*

Draft Questionnaire

Sept 2017

Finalize questionnaire

Project overseers ABAC, IGF*       Tech. Contactor

Finalized Questionnaire

Oct 2017 

Distribute questionnaire (via email) Desktop Review starts

Initiate talks with potential speakers/experts/industry reps & govts, APEC economy reps

Project overseers
APEC Secretariat
MTF Economy reps IGF, ICCM, WB, ABAC, etc

Initial list of potential speakers, experts, govt and industry reps, confirmation of APEC economy reps

Nov 2017 – Dec 2017

Collect and analyze questionnaires – develop summary, draft desktop review report

Project overseers ABAC, IGF*       Tech. Contactor

Brief analysis of questionnaires & draft report of desktop review

Jan 2018

Develop skeleton draft of agenda and formulate discussion topics        

Confirm Speakers, Experts, industry reps, partners, landowner reps

Planning begins for workshop

Project overseers APEC Secretariat ABAC,IGF*        Tech. Contactor

Draft agenda         

Confirm list of participants

Feb 2018

Finalise Agenda & inform; distribute via email and on relevant APEC website

Project overseers APEC Secretariat ABAC, IGF*

Finalised Agenda is circulated

March 2018

Revised agenda for workshop and work to finalize speakers/experts (if required)

Liaise with APEC Sec on logistics and development of administrative circular 

Project overseers
APEC Secretariat ABAC, IGF*  Tech. Contactor

Revised agenda with tentative list of speakers (as required)

March 2018 –April 2018

Preparation for workshop

Project overseers
APEC Secretariat

May 2018

SOM2

Hosting of workshop 

(Outcomes document and recommendations to be circulated for comments from participants)

Project overseers
Participants and experts including Tech. Contactor     

Workshop, Outcomes Document & Recommendations

August 2017

Finalize and distribute  Best Practices Consultation Framework document (& distribution)

Project overseers ABAC, IGF*  Tech. Contactor

Final Report: Best Practices Consultation Framework document & distribution

MRM

Present report to MRM

Economy Reps of  co- sponsoring economies
Project overseers Chairman MTF

Presentation of Report to MRM

Dec 2018

Completion report

Project overseers

Completion Report

* ABAC PNG have agreed in principle to assist in this, and we are anticipating the participation of IGF.

** Dates, Timeframes are still to be confirmed by PNGAPEC for the MTF (and MRM if it is confirmed).

Risks

Time constraints and delays: Definitive confirmation of timing for the workshop is subject to the decision of the APEC PNG Secretariat, who is responsible for confirmation of the relevant dates for the MTF12 and MRM meetings. This is still being reviewed and therefore it is anticipated that there may be slight movements in the dates of related activities, This has been considered and the timing for certain activities has been slightly exaggerated in some parts to allow for only minor timing variations in project activities. The variations are not significant and in a few instances, allowances of no-more than two weeks of extra timing to conduct activities has been factored (e.g developing a draft agenda will not take one month, but an allowance has been made under this item to cater for delays in the preceding activity i.e. receiving responses for the questionnaires). Once dates are confirmed by the PNG APEC Secretariat of whether MTF12 will take place in May 2018 or whether the MTF12 and MRM meetings will be bundled together into a whole ‘Mining Week’ later in the year, this will be made known to all immediately and the above schedule adjusted accordingly.

Participation of experts: The above issue of confirmation of days may have certain experts not able to attend the event because of late confirmation of dates. This can be contained because the PNG APEC Secretariat will have a final definitive notational calendar out by December 2017. This risk will be mitigated by sending invitations months in advance and as best as possible, to entities/organizations rather than individuals (e.g. to IGF rather than an individual in IGF) so that it is easier to liaise with the organization to get someone else to attend in the case of unforeseen emergencies. The MTF contacts will be utilized to confirm participants, and a presentation on the progress of the project will be made to the MTF with the intention of giving advance notice of the intention to invite participants. The relevant international organizations where speakers will be drawn are usually in attendance at the MTF meetings.

Lack of attendance from participants from economies: Invitation will be made months in advance to ensure that ample time is given for the relevant agencies to nominate. The workshop will be held in Port Moresby as far as APEC economies are located it is center of north and south and east and west.

Output of the workshop will not be useful: To mitigate this risk, the questionnaire will be developed to ensure that the workshop topics are of the greatest benefit to most participants. Speakers will also be advised to follow participants’ expectations at the workshop and will be guided by the project overseers when preparing their presentations (based on these expectations). The questionnaire is not intended to cater for individual participants’ preferences, but rather the collective views of the relevant domestic agencies. The questionnaire will be designed to cover all possible aspects fostering inclusivity in leadership and growth.

Monitoring and Evaluation

At least 2 participants from all APEC economies are expected to be present at the workshop. 75 % of the total are expected to be from travel eligible APEC economies. At least 40% of the participants are expected to be women, but not only that, they will provided with space to talk; from professional women in business and government to women leaders and average women from mining communities in PNG. When conducting the pre-workshop survey, we will include gender issues in the questionnaire and suggest for each member economy to have at least one woman complete the questionnaire. 

A pre-workshop survey will be conducted for the purposes of advanced preparations, and particularly, to get a general feel of the needs and expectations of the different economies (see above). This will be the benchmark in measuring the success of the project. Given that the workshop is focused on information sharing and best practices, participants will be asked in an evaluation survey (after the workshop) if they are satisfied with the information and experiences shared and this will be assessed against the pre-workshop questionnaire. The results of this will be contained in a summary in the final report. Follow up actions from this are discussed in the section on sustainability. It is expected that each economy will complete at least 3 pre-workshop questionnaires (1 from the public sector, 1 from the private sector, and 1 from academia), hence at the least 63 questionnaires are expected to be completed, with economies having the opportunity to complete more than the 3 minimum questionnaires. 

Pre-workshop questionnaires will be distributed and collected via email using the MTF contact points. Post workshop surveys will be handed out in hard-copy at the workshop, and collected at the conclusion of the workshop. 

The project will be monitored against the milestones identified in the above Work Plan. Success of the project will be measured against indicators contained in the pre-workshop survey consolidated analysis which will be developed. 

Three (3) six monthly post-workshop monitoring and evaluation exercises will also be undertaken through questionnaires to the participants to review implementation. Summary of outcomes and way forward recommendation(s) will be presented at the 2020 MTF for next course of action as warranted.

Linkages

Promoting inclusiveness is an APEC goal that extends beyond mining, and into other economic activities such as forestry, fisheries, oil, gas, agriculture and others. Relevant government officers from these officers will be invited to attend. Whilst the nature and activities undertaken in each may vary, a common objective is to ensure harmony between all stakeholders for the longevity of the project. Lessons learnt and the consultation model developed may be a reference point for future work on similar models in other areas. There is ongoing work being done under MTF on broader CSR issues, but this project deals specifically with Indigenous/local and women input into mineral receipt benefits sharing arrangements.

Participation will be sought from international organizations whose interests are in sustainable mining, CSR, indigenous rights and social inclusion in mining.  Such bodies will include the IGF, WB, ICMM, UNPFII and the IFC.

Sustainability

The project builds on APEC’s Growth strategy, particularly inclusive growth as well as sustainable growth and building sustainable and resilient communities and sustainable development in mining. Sustainable development has been a key focus for APEC strategies across fora and this project will add value all around. It will also add value to existing work being undertaken by both ABAC and IGF and builds on the APECs Mining Ministers commitment in 2014 who encouraged stakeholders to conduct dialogues on CSR and share lessons learned and to show respect for local cultures, and customs, and contribute to local economic development, improvement in the livelihood of people, amongst others.

Economies will have access to the best practice consultation model from this workshop to guide them to apply the framework and best practices outlined in their local jurisdictions. Industry will also have access to this document -, as will impact area landowning communities and will be made available to the APEC general public. Industry in particular may review this document in light of their work on CSR and it may inform how to engage with affected communities better. The document will not be the ‘IT’ document but will provide a starting point that economies and mining industry and cross fora extractives industry stakeholders can take to apply within their jurisdiction. In doing so, sustainability and value add on this project is guaranteed.

Experts, and partner professional organizations will take this to add value to their engagement in other spheres outside or within APEC and further create a legacy and sustainability of this project.

The next steps are for economies, and industries to start implementing this in their own relevant jurisdictions as applicable, and there can be a periodic review on this project from time to time to report on outcomes and improvements as necessary. These can be done through internet questionnaires on its use, and applicability. Addresses for the questionnaires will be from the workshop and those would have indicated that they will like try this.

The MRA through this workshop and the follow-up report to the MTF and targeting MTF endorsement, intends to extend this cross fora to the wider extractive industries, especially oil and gas, under priority 2 ‘Creating Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’ to give it more coverage and enable follow-up workshops cross fora.

The MRA, and PNG APEC Secretariat will undertake three (3) 6-monthly monitoring and evaluation exercises through email questionnaires to which will inform way forward recommendations. Note that this also be inclusive of other fora (extractive industries), and will provide a more holistic input.

It is intended that outcome recommendation(s) from the workshop will be captured in the Mining Ministers Statement (should the proposed MRM proceed in 2018) to give it continuity within MTF to monitor, review and improve as necessary, as communities and situations are changing all the time, so the intended outcome to better capacitate local interest, will correspondingly change.

Project Overseers

James Topo
Manager, Special Projects Unit
Mineral Resources Authority
Phone: +675 321 3511
Mobile: +675 72099388
Email: jtopo@mra.gov.pg

The Project Overseer will be James Topo, Manager, Special Projects Unit at the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The MRA is the Mining Department overseeing the issuance of mining license, regulating the Mining Act and the Mine (Safety) Act, and overseeing benefit sharing agreements of the mining industry in PNG. James Topo has a Masters in Development Studies from the University of Sydney, and has been with the MRA for six (6) years as a project coordinator with the Ok Tedi and Hidden Valley mines, and had a stint at the Newcrest Telfer mine in Australia prior to his current role. Prior to MRA he was employed as the Manager External and Government Relations at the Ramu Nickel and Cobalt Mine in PNG.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

1) Contractor’s Fees: Will advertise within the APEC ToR/guide for engagement of contractors, for a competent consulting firm knowledgeable in APEC and MTF fora to do the background work in doing the desktop research work to set the context for the workshop (such works as specialist review of development and review of questionnaires, collation of questionnaire survey answers), and finally lead, review and finalise the workshop output document; the best practices consultation framework document. 

Contractor will be engage to:

* to provide technical expertise, and advise on substantive matters related to workshop including survey questionnaire and collation of information including desktop review, summary and documentation to inform workshop and drafting of workshop recommendations into best practices Consultation Framework 

Approximate engagement schedule (per above timeline):

1) Sept 2017 – finalize questionnaire with MTF PNG, finalise action plan, draft themes for discussion, workshop, assist with brainstorming and identifying potential speakers, experts (Travel to and undertake in PNG)

2) Nov 2017 – Work from home location, analyze questionnaire, draft desktop review report, develop summary of questionnaire survey)

3) Jan 2018 – travel to PNG, develop together with PNG MTF and PNG APEC Secretariat frame of agenda, and finalise discussion topics, including how the outcome will be channeled to the MRM meeting, Ministerial statements.

a) Confirm speakers, experts

b) Confirmation & finalization of workshop planning

4) March 2018 – work from home location finalize agenda, discussion themes for workshop, background documents (survey and desktop research), final confirmation of speakers

5) May 2018 – Travel to PNG, hosting of workshop, provide technical secretariat support to the PNG MTF, APEC Secretariat and MTF, documentation of workshop proceedings together with MTF partners (ABAC, IGF, etc), start collation of workshop recommendations for formulation of Best Practices Consultative Framework

6) August – finalization and signing off on the outcome document.

2) Translator’s Fees: This would not only be the meeting proper but  intercessional sessions as well and will only be utilized if necessary, and also with engagement with the community representatives who may not speak English properly.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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