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Webinar | New Tech, New Deal: Findings and new directions on the changing face of mining

Webinar | New Tech, New Deal: Findings and new directions on the changing face of mining

Event Details


September 15, 2021



Français / Español

Disruptions and technological innovation are fundamentally changing the face of the mining industry, reshaping competitive dynamics, and disrupting business and operating models. While technological evolution in mining is nothing new, the coming wave of changes—incorporating such technologies as digitization, big data, automation, ubiquitous sensors, machine learning, and artificial intelligence—is faster and stronger than anything ever seen before.

In carrying out the New Tech, New Deal project, the IGF and partners started by identifying the specific mining technologies on the horizon and how they might change the sector. For example, new technologies will mean fewer jobs overall but will also provide new, high-paying positions. Operators may enjoy increased productivity, while key variables will determine how these changes play out for women in mining and the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. And some new technologies may provide benefits extending beyond the mining sector.

Webinar and Report Launch

Join us on September 15 at 10:00 EDT/14:00 GMT/16:00 CEST for a webinar marking the launch of our new report, New Tech, New Deal: Mining Policy Options in the Face of New Technology. The report examines and highlights the policies and collaborations available to governments to address these coming changes in ways that promote sustainable development through mining. The event will survey the report’s findings and explore the discrete areas of interest identified as promising for future work and collaboration.

The webinar will include simultaneous interpretation for participants in English, French, and Spanish.

Registration is required.

The New Tech, New Deal project is supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is a partnership between the IGF and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), and Mining Shared Value/Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Webinar Agenda
Welcome and Introduction
  • Isabelle Ramdoo, Deputy Director, IGF
  • Lisa Stellner, Advisor, Extractives for Development, GIZ
Summary of the New Tech, New Deal final report
  • Isabelle Ramdoo, Deputy Director, IGF
  • Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate, IGF
The Future of Work
  • Nicky Black, Director, Social and Economic Development Programme, ICMM
    • In discussion with Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate, IGF
New Technology and ASM
  • Moïse Ouedraogo, Director-General of Sectoral Studies and Statistics at the Ministry of Mines and Quarries of Burkina Faso
    • In discussion with Isabelle Ramdoo, Deputy Director, IGF
Data for Community Resilience
  • Ángela Oblasser, Sustainability Director, Fundación Chile
    • In discussion with Jaqueline Taquiri, Policy Advisor, IGF

Nouvelles technologies, nouvelle donne : Constatations et nouvelles orientations sur l’évolution de l’industrie manière

Rejoignez-nous le 15 septembre à 10:00 EDT/14:00 GMT/16:00 CEST. L’inscription est obligatoire.

Ce webinaire marquera le lancement du nouveau rapport de l’IGF, Nouvelles technologies, nouvelle donne : Les options de politique minière face aux nouvelles technologies. Le rapport examine et met en lumière les politiques et les collaborations dont disposent les gouvernements pour faire face aux changements technologiques à venir de manière à promouvoir le développement durable par le biais de l’exploitation minière. L’événement passera en revue les conclusions du rapport et explorera les domaines d’intérêt spécifiques identifiés comme prometteurs pour des travaux et des collaborations futurs. Ce webinaire comprendra une interprétation simultanée en anglais, français et espagnol.

Nuevas tecnologías, nuevo negocio: Conclusiones y nuevas orientaciones sobre el rostro cambiante de la minería

Únase a nosotros el 15 de septiembre a las 10:00 EDT/14:00 GMT/16:00 CEST. Es necesario inscribirse.

Este seminario web marcará el lanzamiento del nuevo informe del IGF, Nuevas tecnologías, nuevo negocio: Opciones de políticas mineras frente a las nuevas tecnologías. El informe examina y destaca las políticas y colaboraciones que tienen a su disposición los gobiernos para hacer frente a los cambios tecnológicos que se avecinan de forma que promuevan el desarrollo sostenible a través de la minería. En este acto se analizarán las conclusiones del informe y se explorarán las áreas de interés identificadas como prometedoras para futuros trabajos y colaboraciones.  Este seminario web incluirá interpretación simultánea en inglés, francés y español.