Project Title

Capacity Building of Mining Stakeholders in APEC Economies on Corporate Social Responsibility (Phase 2) 

Project Year

2011   

Project Number

MTF 01 2011A 

Project Session

Session 3   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

MTF 01 2011A 

Project Title

Capacity Building of Mining Stakeholders in APEC Economies on Corporate Social Responsibility (Phase 2) 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: General Fund 

Project Year

2011 

Project Session

Session 3 

APEC Funding

125,485 

Co-funding Amount

83,749 

Total Project Value

209,234 

Sponsoring Forum

Mining Task Force (MTF) 

Topics

Mining 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

Not Applicable / Other 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

Not Applicable

Proposing Economy(ies)

Philippines 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

China; Australia 

Expected Start Date

30/11/2011 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2012 

Project Proponent Name 1

Professor Francisco L Roman 

Job Title 1

Executive Director 

Organization 1

AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility 

Postal Address 1

4th Floor, AIM Conference Center, Benavidez corner Trasierra Sts, Legaspi Village, Makati City 1260, Manila, Philippines 

Telephone 1

632 4652890 

Fax 1

632 7521208 

Email 1

froman@aim.edu; francisco.l.roman@gmail.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Not Applicable 

Project Summary

This project is a follow through activity of the APEC funded project entitled, “Capacity Building of Mining Stakeholders in APEC Economies on Corporate Social Responsibility.” It intends to promote responsible and sustainable mining practices in APEC economies through a multi-stakeholder training program on CSR. Teaching notes and a CSR in mining trainer’s guide specific for mining will help replicate the core training program.

The four-day multi-stakeholder train-the-trainers program may include a possible half-day workshop in May 2012 in South Korea. With the thrust on replicability, the selected participants must have the potential/capacity to train other mining stakeholders.

The training will use of the outputs from phase 1 and focus on the effective implementation of CSR programs in the APEC mining sector through sharing of best practices. Further, the project aims to address educational gaps, mitigate negative impacts and improve sustainability of positive impacts of mining.

Relevance

In 2004, the APEC ministers’ meeting in mining reported the Asia Pacific Region as the world’s largest producer and consumer of minerals, specifically of key minerals such as iron, steel, gold and copper. However, based on global industry records, there have been numerous past instances of environmental damage due to unacceptable mining practices, causing increasing resistance of host communities to mining operations.

The key goal is to find ways to balance the benefits to all stakeholders. The mining industry is characterized by at least two things that make it necessary to have a multi-stakeholder approach. First, the mining industry is a heavy impact industry. While mining has strong potential economic benefits, its effects on the environment and host communities are strong, potentially permanent and potentially harmful. Second, the nature of mining means that mining operations are necessarily finite. The challenge of mining is to match the flow of economic benefit to the required resources for post-mining rehabilitation as well as to ensure that the economic effects last beyond the operations of the mine. These challenges require the collaboration of all stakeholders, hence, requires a multi-stakeholder approach.

APEC recognizes the impact and the role of the mining industry in the economic growth and development of the region. APEC created the Mining Task Force in 2007. In line with the sustainable mining objectives, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) supports the principle that business is fundamentally about meeting human needs. In 2008, host Peru has made CSR one of its main priorities in APEC 2008. The 12th ministerial meeting further emphasized the need for the development of CSR initiatives.

The project directly addresses the objectives of APEC’s Capacity Building Network, which focuses on “promoting human capacity building and strengthening markets through improved productive processes, enterprise productivity and adaptability, management and technical skills development, and corporate governance in public, private and voluntary sectors by enhancing the understanding of sustainable development in the mining industry aimed to encourage human development beyond mining activity.”[1]

Phase 1 outputs and past MTF Fora have emphasized the importance of the roles of the different mining stakeholders in implementing CSR successfully. It is therefore important to build the capacity of the different main stakeholders (company, government, community) and even the mediating stakeholders (i.e.media, NGOs). A number of workshops and forum have already been organized on mining and CSR to improve the dialogue among the different stakeholders, but there is a need to go beyond this activity and provide a foundation for capacity-building. The project‘s multi-stakeholder approach will also help bring larger social issues into the mainstream of corporate governance, which is one of APEC’s structural reform themes.

This project aims to develop a common language and approach in assessing and managing CSR in the mining industry, and thus result in stakeholders working better together. The multi-stakeholder-based, mining-specific program covers all the phases of mining operations from pre-operation to mine closure. The focus on ensuring stakeholder benefits are addressed at all phases including beyond the life of the mine addresses larger social security, resilience and employment concerns. This project includes a train-the–trainers workshop as well as development of a trainer’s guide.

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[1] APEC website

Objectives

One of the major concerns of the mining stakeholders is the need for training and education in the different aspects of mining, such as, impact assessment, empowering the mining personnel and the communities, and enhancing community relations. Educational programs in a multi-stakeholder environment will enhance participants ability to evaluate and manage CSR in all of the different stages of mining operations, including post-closure.

Specifically for the participants from different mining stakeholders (company, government and community), the project aims to:

a) Provide training and education on realistic and effective evaluation of positive and negative impacts of mining operations, thus improving sustainable development strategies of mining communities and its affected areas.

b) Enhance understanding and encourage the practice of sustainable development in the mining sector by providing a multi-stakeholder, phase by phase approach to CSR in mining, highlighting its best practices and leading to attracting sustainable investments in the APEC mining sector.

c) Provide a venue for the sharing of experiences and foster dialogue and alliance building with the communities and the government, at all stages of mining operation.

For this project, the participants will be chosen with a view towards their ability to replicate the program as a trainer. This will help establish a foundation for capacity-building for CSR in mining in the participants’ economies.

Implementing the program will also provide inputs for improving the training program design and the CSR trainers guide which are the written outputs of this project. The outputs will further enhance the training capability of the participants.

Alignment

This project is aligned to two APEC priorities for 2011 – the promotion of green growth and the strengthening of regional economic integration and expanding trade. Based on statistics, mining activities are an inevitable part of economic growth in APEC. However, these activities must be managed properly to avoid effects that harm the environment and community and assure sustainable growth and development. As the multi-stakeholder training program will allow sharing of best CSR management practices and encourage cooperation, it will indirectly remove impediments to trade and investment.

The project is also aligned with the MTF’s medium-term work plan, specifically improvement of sustainable development in mining, addressing responsibility sharing using a multi-stakeholder approach. It will also help support mining and metallurgy regulatory improvement, especially with its life cycle approach to CSR in mining.

As stated in the 2008 Leader’s statement “We welcomed the work that has been undertaken within APEC to promote CSR awareness and capabilities in the region, and future work that will encourage dialogue on CSR among relevant stakeholders including: businesses, governments, employees, communities, consumers, investors, and non-governmental organizations,” there is a need to ensure that all stakeholders are involved. The mining industry can address some of the impacts, but there is a need for the involvement of other stakeholders. There is a need for an integrated model of CSR which acknowledges that all stakeholders have a responsibility to ensure that CSR goes beyond being a philanthropic activity, and truly addresses key social, developmental and environmental concerns. An analytic approach is also important as each mining situation has its own particular characteristics.

The result findings of phase 1 noted that collaboration among the mining stakeholders is key to ensuring the sustainability of mining operations, especially in ensuring its positive impact on growth and national development. APEC Leaders “encourage companies to incorporate CSR into their business strategies to take account of social, labour and environmental concerns. The development of CSR in the region will depend on the different domestic economic, social and cultural context of APEC members.” A key enabling component would be the provision of education and training to all stakeholders. This is one of the thrusts of the proponent’s organization – to assist firms and industries practice a strategic approach to CSR, making it a fundamental norm in doing business in a globalized economy.

Aside from the CSR framework for mining developed in phase 1, the training program will also base its design on the results of APEC’s MTF past forums, namely:

·     Workshop on “Balancing Competing Demands of Mining, Community and Environment for Achieve Sustainable Development in Mining Sector” (1-2 September 2010, Seoul, Korea) ·     Workshop on Creating a Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Dialogue: Mining Industry Operations (23-24 September 2009, Lima, Peru)

·     The Report on Sustainable Development of Mining Sector in APEC was completed for submission to UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) as part of the UNCSD’s review of mining in 2010–2011.

TILF/ASF Justification

In the 2007 APEC Leaders' Report on Strengthening Regional Economic Integration, it was emphasized that there is a need to recommend solutions on impediments to trade and investment in mining and propose possible actions for APEC by 2008 APEC Ministerial Meeting. The APEC mining sector significantly contributes to the economy and the society, influencing employment, infrastructure development, health and educational possibilities of communities with mining activities.

One major observation from Phase 1 is the issue of funding mismatch. Mining operations have a fixed lifetime. The fundamental development challenges are the rehabilitation of the mine site post closure and the extension of the positive impacts of mining beyond the extraction phase. The fundamental funding mismatch means that the challenge must be met by multiple stakeholders. Moreover, the uniqueness of each mining operation means that the approach must be analytic and flexible. The life cycle, multi-stakeholder, analytic approach of the proposed training program will help establish a common language and approach for cooperation and help extend the economic impact of mining operations.

It was also identified during the APEC conference on Sustainable Development of Mining sector (Singapore, 2009) that non-skilled management and insufficient cooperation with developed countries are some of the main driving forces that impede sustainable development of the mining sector. Thus, the implementation of this project will support the capacity building needs of APEC developing economies, promote responsible sustainable mining and encourage cooperation among the mining companies, local communities and government.

As in phase 1, all interested APEC members are welcomed to participate in the activities of the project. The project builds upon the CSR framework for mining developed in phase 1. Although a number of international initiatives and guidelines are available, the training participants will learn how these initiatives can be localized. One of the relevant points learned from phase 1 is stakeholder mapping. In implementing CSR initiatives, there is a need to involve the different stakeholders as well as take into consideration the issues they face so as cooperation is established.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

The project will produce the following outputs:

·  Conduct of a Training Program. Aside from the outputs of phase 1, past APEC fora on CSR in Mining and other relevant materials will be used to design the training program. Upon the conduct of the training program, a documentation will be written to assist in finalizing the CSR training guide and teaching notes, which will serve as guide of the participant trainers.

·  CSR training Guide with Teaching Notes. Upon the conduct of the training program, a CSR training guide and teaching notes on the teaching cases (from phase 1) will be finalized. This will help the other economies replicate the core training program in their respective economies.

Similar to phase 1, the final intended beneficiaries of this project are the government officials that deal with the mining industry (mining agencies); the management of the mining companies (local and international), and the communities where mining activities are present, primarily in developing economies of APEC, such as, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Peru, Chile and Thailand.

This project intends to also use the educational materials on CSR from phase 1 and continue to help the mining industry stakeholders optimize the limited resources allotted to implement CSR programs. The participants will be provided with collated materials on CSR in mining in APEC sector from results of past APEC for a and other non APEC organizations. In addition, the participants will be given initial version of teaching notes and CSR training guide to serve as their guide in echoing the training program. With this plan, the mining stakeholders of the developing economies in APEC will have the proper skills and knowledge to promote and properly implement CSR programs specifically developed for the mining sector in the APEC economies.

Dissemination

a) the nature of the target audience;
Government training institutions, corporate foundations, Industry training associations and academic institutions, engaged in capacity building in APEC

b) the form and content;
Compiled materials will comply with the APEC publication guidelines and copyrights and in user-friendly format

c) format (e.g. hard copies, floppy discs, internet uploading);
Hard-copies in monograph form, CD-ROM and internet uploading

d) number of copies for the publication: 100 as initial copies

Gender

Participation in the project will be equally open to both genders. The project will ensure that women are included in the training program. The management and research teams are selected based on competency and not gender; however women are represented in the project team. Also, female participation shall be highly encouraged in the planning, management, and implementation of the project.

In the course of developing the training program, the project overseer will consciously work to obtain examples that are relevant to women – where they have benefitted and where they have been negatively impacted. The project will also ensure that women concerns would be taken into consideration in the development of the teaching materials of the training program. When data is required, sex-disaggregated data will be used. Furthermore, in the implementation of the project, women’s ideas and concerns will continuously be solicited from member economies, HRD Working group and MTF members, and host economy governments. Also, the project overseer will take steps in ensuring that the expected outputs will be disseminated to organization(s) that uphold the rights of women in the APEC economies.

One of the main CSR issues in the mining industry is gender bias. Literature suggests that a gender bias exists in many extractive industries (EI) projects where men receive many of the benefits (for example employment, income and compensation) of EI projects, and the negative impacts (social disruption and cultural harm) tend to fall on women.

In developing the training program, the issue of gender inequality will be taken into consideration (as much as possible) as one of the important issues that should be addressed by CSR programs in the APEC mining sector. Hopefully, the participants/mining stakeholders of the training program will learn and thus promote and design their CSR programs that enhance the benefits, and mitigate the negative impacts toward women in the mining communities. One of the expected positive effects is equal employment opportunities for women in the mining industry which will increase the contribution of women to the economy.

Work Plan

NO

STEPS

OUTPUTS

How will it be carried out?

1

Preparation for the training program

(January - May 2012)

1.List of (a) invitees and participants for the training program (travel undertaking for  participants)  (b) trainers, experts, and  researchers

2.Selecting/hiring of trainers, experts and  researchers

3. Organizing project logistics (venue,etc)

4.Initial program design for the training guide and agenda for the training program

5. Teaching Notes Format (guide for researchers)

The trainers and experts will use past MTF fora and publication on mining as references for the training program design. Also, the faculty will design a format for the teaching notes. This will serve as guide for the teaching notes writers/researchers.

The project proponents will solicit suggestions on training experts and possible participants for the training program from the different APEC economies, APEC groups such as the MTF, as well as, other mining related organizations, like, the International Council for Minerals and Metals (ICMM) and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). The database established from phase 1 will also be used in finalizing the list of participants, trainers and experts. A database of the participants will be made at least three months prior to the event.

All 20-25 participants will be invited at least two months before the event. Aside from the training, all participants will also be expected to present their economies’ status and issues in mining and contribute significantly in the exchange of information.

Once selected, the trainers and experts will discuss (online) a draft of the training design. Initially, the training design will involve lectures, case study discussions (using materials from phase 1), a mining simulation and a mine site visit. Simultaneously, the project logistics will be assigned to a program assistant to focus on the administrative preparations.

2

Conduct of Training Program

(May 2012)

Documentation of the training Program

Evaluation of the training program

The train-the-trainors program will be conducted over four days.  It may possibly include a mine site visit, simulation exercise and a half-day workshop, depending on the final training program design. One agenda for the workshop is a discussion on the different means to replicate the training program using available mining funds at their own economies.

All participants will be given copies of the CSR framework and case studies – publication outputs of phase 1, which will serve as training material for the program.

The training program will be documented to assist in finalizing the teaching notes of the cases.  At the end of training, the participants will also be asked to evaluate the training program.  The discussion on evaluation of the training program will be inputs in finalizing the teaching notes and CSR trainor’s guide.

3

Publication - training guide (with teaching notes) July-August 2012)

A CSR training guide (which includes teaching notes for the cases used) will be developed. 

With the results and evaluation of the training program, a CSR training guide will be finalized.

Once finalized and edited, the CSR trainor’s guide, with finalized teaching notes will be printed for publication by July which will be sent to all participants once published (via email).

4

Echoing the training and presentation of results at the AFCSR (June-September/ October)

Echoing the training and presentation of results – as input to monitoring an evaluation project report

A possible format for phase 3 to enable roll out in relevant APEC economies.

After training, the participants will be given copies of the CSR framework in APEC mining sector, case studies and its initial teaching notes and CSR guide to assist them in echoing the training program.

Post training questionnaire will also be sent via email to all participants/ trainers (and their participants). The post training questionnaire will be designed to capture findings and inputs from echo seminars.  A summary report on the evaluation of these echo seminars as well as a brief reflection on the echo seminar will also be requested from the trainors.

From this material, two participants will be chosen to present their experience during the AFCSR 2012.

Aside from being available at the proponent’s website, the publication and echoing experience of the training participants will also be presented during the proponent’s yearly Asian Forum on CSR (AFCSR) in September 2012 for distribution and further promotion of the publication.

Risks

NO

STEPS

OUTPUTS

Risks and Measures

1

Preparation for the training program

(January - May 2012)

List of invitees and participants for the training program

Selecting the correct participants for the program (to ensure effectiveness of replication)

-  Appropriate time with allowance will be given for preparation (four months)

-  Establish criteria for participants (i.e English fluency, background and affiliation, etc)

-  Pre-qualifying questionnaire will also be given possible participants to assess their appropriateness

Selecting reliable experts, trainors, researchers

-    Educational and experiential background will be considered in the selection process.  Past performance on projects is main criterion.

Duplication of training program design

-   Possible participants that will be invited will be given a brief questionnaire to gauge training needs and expectations

-   Results past APEC fora related on mining will serve as reference to avoid duplication (MTF’s Fora 2009, etc.)

Administrative problems and logistical delay (i.e. visas, flights)

-   Drawing a realistic timetable and Gantt chart

-   Early engagement and coordination with all participants

2

Conduct of Training Program

(May 2012)

Documentation of the training Program

Evaluation of the training

program

Communication problems

-   All participants are versed in English

Administrative concerns

-   Program details will be given in advance and during the training program

-   Documentation will be made (video, audio) and written proceedings of the program

3

Publication of the training guide (with teaching notes)

(July – August 2012)

A training guide (which includes teaching notes for the cases used) will be developed. 

Selecting researchers capable of developing teaching cases

-   Proper selection of qualified researchers for teaching notes development.

-   Choose researchers with previous mining backgrounds or case writing background.

-   A format will be developed to assist in the writing of the teaching notes.

-   Researchers will be supervised closely by the trainers.

4

Echoing the training and presentation of results at the AFCSR

(May– September /October  2012)

Report on echoing the training and results presentation at the AFCSR ( an annual forum on CSR of the RVR Center with 500 expected delegates from the Asian region)

Not running or ineffective delivery or not submitting documentation. CSR Framework for mining and Case studies (from Phase 1) and draft copies of CSR training guide with teaching notes will then be sent to all participants of the training program (possibly with a supplemental questionnaire to their participants)  to echo the training program at their own capacity within a month.  The one month follow-up will remind the participants and ensure running the program.  Also presenting the participants’ experience at the AFCSR forum will serve as form of motivation to all the participants in echoing the program.

Monitoring and Evaluation

NO

STEPS AND OUTPUTS

RISKS AND MEASURES

INDICATORS FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION

1

Preparation for the training program

List of invitees and participants for the training program

(January –May)

Selecting correct participants for the program (effectiveness for replication)

-    Appropriate time with allowance will be given for preparation (four months)

-    Establish criteria for participants (i.e English fluency, etc)

-    Pre-qualifying questionnaire will also be given possible participants to assess their appropriateness

Selecting reliable experts, trainers, researchers

-    Educational and experiential background will be considered in the selection process.  Past performance on projects is main criterion.

Logistical and administrative problems (i.e. visas, flight schedules)

-   Drawing a realistic timetable

-   Better coordination with all participants

Participants/trainers/speakers and Researchers

-   Criteria checklist for the participants

-   Closer coordination and communication (i.e. Researchers – periodic draft of the notes)

-   Participant s’  statistics

Logistic and Administrative Concerns

-  Periodic timetable checking  (Gantt chart)

2

Conduct and documentation of Training Program (May)

Communication problem

-     All participants are versed in English

Administrative concerns

-     Program details will be given in advance and during the training program

-  Feedback:  Participants will be asked to evaluate the content as well as the delivery of the program

-  A post mortem meeting will be conducted with the program faculty,  resource persons, and researchers together with the proponents.

3

Development of training guide and teaching notes (April-August)

Selecting researchers capable of developing teaching cases

-     Proper selection of qualified researchers for teaching notes development

-     Choose researchers with previous mining backgrounds or case writing background

-     A format will be developed to assist in the development of the teaching notes

-     Researchers will be supervised closely by the trainers

Quality training Guide and Teaching Notes

-  Submission of drafts will be scheduled throughout the project timetable and checked by the whole team.

-  Final output will be edited and proofread following APEC guidelines before publication.

4

Echoing the training and presentation of results at the AFCSR

(May– September /October)

To ensure echoing/replication at home economy

 - Participants are requested to echo the training at their home economy.  Based on the post training questionnaire, the proponents will choose the participant that will attend the AFCSR and present their experience to a larger audience. This serves as a further evaluation and promotion of the project.

Post training questionnaire (trainers and if possible their participants)

-  Post training questionnaire /evaluation to participants 1 month after the training program. This will provide information on whether the training has been echoed (frequency) and provide information on participant feedback (quality of results).

Linkages

Previous Work. The successful implementation of CSR in mining is important as it facilitates the sustainable development of APEC economies’ non-renewable natural resources. This project targets the capacity building needs of APEC developing countries as the training is geared for the different stakeholders (government, industry, and community) and focuses on how to successfully implement CSR and localizes different international guidelines, taking into consideration the different issues faced by stakeholders. Phase 1 outputs and past MTF fora (i.e. creating a framework for CSR stakeholder dialogue: Mining Industry Operations, 2009) have emphasized the importance of the roles of the different stakeholders in CSR implementation.

In addition, the proposed project would greatly contribute to the goals and ideals discussed by the mining industry forum in Australia last February 2007 where it focused on advocating sustainable development in the mining industry through the practice of CSR. As the proponents agree with the forum that, “past performance nor comparative advantage in natural endowment is a guarantee of continued success in an environment.[1]” The project therefore support capacity building in implementing sustainable development initiative through the development and exchange of frameworks, best practices and effective guidelines. This could be achieved through better engagement and partnership among the three main stakeholders – the mining companies engage with the community and partner with government to develop effective and sustainable environment management practices, the host community gives the mining companies’ social license to operate, and the government improves its processes and facilitate in providing an enabling environment for responsible mining. The project is seen as a means to provide a venue for multi-stakeholder action that will increase acceptance of mining in many communities, thus, promoting investments and sustainable growth of local communities.

Furthermore, in the 2007 APEC Leaders' Report on Strengthening Regional Economic Integration, it was emphasized that there is a need to recommend solutions on impediments to trade and investment in mining and propose possible actions for APEC by 2008 APEC Ministerial Meeting. As the project will promote responsible sustainable mining and encourage cooperation among the mining companies, local communities and government, an indirect expected benefit is the removal of impediments to trade and investment.

This project (Phase 2) mainly builds upon the outputs of phase 1, namely, the CSR framework for mining in APEC and case studies of best practices. Phase 2 serves as a follow through of phase 1, as it will use the outputs in a training program, formatted as a train-the-trainors, to ensure learning is echoed and transferred. See diagram below:


Engagement. The local APEC Mining Experts group, which is in close coordination with the project proponent, has assisted in the conceptualization of this proposed project. The project complements the activities of the organizations of the local APEC Mining experts group, namely the Philippine Chamber of Mines and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Republic of the Philippines. Also, the proponent may also seek other international partners, such as, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

The training program is designed to involve at least half of the APEC economies, either as participants or as experts. Furthermore, the MTF is expected to be one of the active partners in disseminating the output to APEC economies, identifying and recommending local experts as speakers, the appropriate participants for the training program, and even sending participants to the training program. Furthermore, the proponents of MTF’s past project will also be consulted and engaged in this project.

APEC’s Comparative Advantage. APEC’s past project on CSR (HRD-CBN group) and Mining (MTF) developed published materials and organized workshops. This project, as it then focus on training, will enable the results of past APEC work to be promoted at an operationable level - enable people, businesses, and government departments to improve their skills and knowledge in CSR and improve the social license to operate of mining industries. Eventually, this will have a positive effect on trade and investment liberalization as ASF’s main goal.

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[1] Inaugural Mining Industry Forum, Perth Australia 13 February 2007

Sustainability

·  The participants will return home to echo colleagues or share information in their home economies (the training will include an action plan for future post-project steps). In addition, information on best practices / recommendations may be adopted in home economy ·  To provide an incentive for echoing / replication (at capacity of participants), two participants will be sent to AFCSR 2012 to present their experiences in echoing the program. From the post training questionnaire, which will be sent to participants to capture their echoing experience, the project proponent will select participants that show a best practice. ·  Ideally, a project Phase 3 would be implemented post the first set of echo seminars in order to capture learning from the echo seminars into an improved set of training material and trainer’s guide. Ideally, Phase 3 would include a debrief at relevant APEC forums, which could also elicit suggestions for improvement. This could then be followed by conduct of a second train-the-trainers program for a new set of possible trainers, with a select group of participants from the original program to serve as resource speakers. ·  Use of results or outcomes in expected future projects from MTF and another APEC or non-APEC fora. For example, the results will be presented at the AFCSR in September 2012 ; the training modules and resources created and made available for wider use

·  The project has a replicable model within the participants’ home economy (with local stakeholders as their participants)

Project Overseers

Project Overseer:  Felipe B. Alfonso

Mr. Alfonso is the Vice-Chairman of the AIM-SRF Board of Trustees and the Executive Adviser of the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. AIM Center for Corporate Social Responsibility. From 1990-99, Prof. Alfonso was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute and the President of its fund-raising arm, the AIM Scientific Research Foundation (AIM-SRF).

Holder of the William Soeryadjaya Chair in Business Management, Prof. Alfonso was conferred the status of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2007. He specializes in human behaviour in organization for managers, general management, organizational development and corporate social responsibility.

Project Proponent Organization:  AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the AIM-Scientific Research Foundation.

The AIM-Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility (RVR Center) is a research and program center. Its main task is the management of corporate citizenship relative to the competitiveness of firms and its impact on society. The Center is engaged in case writing and research, program development and executive education and training.

Cost Efficiency

This project offers APEC maximum value for money on the following items:

-       Leveraging the results / work or findings of its Phase 1 APEC project, entitled “Capacity Building of Mining Stakeholders in APEC Economies on Corporate Social Responsibility,”  (i.e. management teaching cases) and of other organizations/APEC fora (i.e. MTFs activities as noted in page 3)

-       Employing consultants with experience and a good reputation working on similar projects (consultants will also be considered from Phase1to lessen learning curves)

-       Using participants also as presenters to enhance participatory processes

-       Providing two activities in one event (training and workshop)  and offering different modes of teaching in the training design (lecture, case studies, simulation, actual site visit)

-       Sustainability of outputs and their relevance- supplying  educational materials (management cases with teaching notes and CSR training guide) for participants to return to their economies and echo the program

-       Strategically choosing event location that leverages good examples of mine site rehabilitation/ mining operations.  (example, Korea is identified as one of the key players in the consumption and production of main minerals in the APEC region. The economy can present good example of mine sites with good rehabilitation program)

-       Disseminating the results with a wide reach:  (a) electronically at the proponent’s website, (b) publishing hard copies which will be given to all participants and (c) presented and distributed in September at the proponent’s annual CSR conference where there will be a wider reach of audience.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable

Direct Labour

LABOR

Hours

General Duties

Person

Project overseer

1 person, 20 hrs/ month, 11 months

Overall head of the project

Main responsibility is to ensure that the project is implemented successfully on time following all APEC requirement.

Mr. Felipe Alfonso

Project Coordinator

1 person, 80 hrs per month, 9 months

Assist the project overseer in the implementation of the project

Coordinate all aspects of the project

(from database development –publication – to presentation and evaluation)

Researchers for Teaching notes

3 persons, 75 hrs per month, 3 months each

Develop teaching notes for the management teaching cases

Provide inputs for the training guide

Document the training  program

Assist trainers in developing the training program design and training guide

Program Assistant  for admin and training guide

1 person, 100 hrs per month, 11 months

Handle all admin and logistical concerns of the project

Collate/gather past APEC fora and non APEC project results on CSR in mining to be used as educational materials

Acts as program assistant during the training program / document the workshop

Assist trainers in developing the training program design and CSR guide

Process evaluation results of the program

Event documentor

Write the proceedings of the training program

Mining speakers

2 persons;  4 days

Assist and provide inputs in the training program design and workshop

Give presentation and insights during the training program

Provide input for the CSR training guide

Faculty Facilitators for Training

2 persons; 4 days

Develop the design for training program and workshop

Development of the CSR training guide and evaluation form for the program design

Conduct of the training program

Editor and proof reader

1 or 2 persons

Edit all the publication output (training proceedings, CSR training guide, teaching notes)

Proofread and ensure the publication comply with APEC guidelines

Waivers

The project may require request for waivers on the following:

·      Advance payment for experts (fees and airfare) and participants per
    diem and airfare

·      To fund normally non-allowable costs (package cost for hosting that may
    be cheaper than the room rate only)


·      For expert or participant from non-travel-eligible member economies.

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