AMI May Seminar

Monthly Seminar

Extractive Industries and Social Responsibility

Date: Monday 29th May 2017

Time: 5:30 for 6pm (refreshments 7-7:30pm)

Venue: The Spot, Level 1 Theatre, building 110, corner of Pelham Street and Berkeley Street, The University of Melbourne.

Directions: From Royal Parade by trams 19 or 59, Haymarket stop or from Swanston Street, any tram, at Lincoln Square stop.

Bruce Harvey, Director – Resolution 88, Bruce’s career has spanned 40 years of worldwide field experience in the mining industry. In his first career as a geologist Bruce developed an affinity for working with land-connected peoples and local level agreement-making in economic frontiers. For the last 18 years Bruce has been at the forefront of developing Social Performance as a new professional discipline in the extractive sector. For seven years he was Global Practice Leader – Communities and Social Performance at global mining company Rio Tinto, developing leading-edge Social Performance practice across 150 globally dispersed locations. Bruce is currently the Principal of a boutique consultancy, resolution88, specialising in ‘Social Licence’ solutions for the extractive sector, an Adjunct Professor at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, and a guest lecturer at the Otago Business School in New Zealand.

Prof Khin Zaw, University of Tasmania, is Professor of Economic Geology at CODES ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, University of Tasmania, Australia. He received BSc from Yangon University in 1968, FGA Diploma (Fellowships of Gemmological Association of Great Britain) in 1969, MSc from Queen’s University, CANADA in 1976 and PhD from University of Tasmania in 1990. He is Fellows of AusIMM and Society of Economic Geologists. He has well over 40 years’ experience working on genetic aspects and exploration potential of mineral deposits in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China and SE Asian countries. He is currently working as Leader of “Ore Deposits of SE Asia” Project at CODES, University of Tasmania focusing on metallogenic relations and exploration implications. He is also an Associate Editor of Ore Geology Review journal.

Aung Kyaw Soe, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)via Skype. Aung Kyaw Soe is Extractives Programme Manager at Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB). He joined MCRB in September 2013 from a civil society background and led the field research for the Centre’s first Sector-Wide Impact Assessment in Oil and Gas Sector.  He is currently overseeing follow-up on oil and gas, as well as running the Mining SWIA. Aung Kyaw Soe attended the DFAT-funded (Australia Awards) Diplomacy Training Programme at University of New South Wales and also studied Research Methods Master Class at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. He is a member of Australia Global Alumni and he has also undertaken a short-term contract with ERM on an Initial Environmental examination for BG’s offshore exploration in Rakhine State. He also studied “Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment Review” at Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam.

Prior to joining MCRB, Aung Kyaw Soe worked with NGOs and civil society organizations on human rights and development in Myanmar, focused on the extractives industry. He has studied Community Management and Human Rights and Business and also learned Advocacy, Mobilization, and Social Impact Assessment training in Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.

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