The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges worldwide. Resource-rich countries and the extractive industry spent much of 2020 grappling with supply chain disruptions and identifying adequate responses to absorb unexpected shocks. However, the consequences of the pandemic account for just a fraction of the trends that are likely to change the mining sector. Operators are moving quickly to adopt new technologies—such as automation and digitization of mining processes—while the transition to a low-carbon economy and the rising global demand for green energy minerals are triggering reflection and discussions among stakeholders.
This webinar, co-hosted by the IGF and CONNEX, explores the wave of new technologies entering the mining sector focusing on law and policy implications for governments—including impacts on government revenue collection from the sector.
- Roseline M. Carlos, Director of Mines and Geology, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Senegal
- Richard Dion (Moderator), Business Development Specialist, CONNEX Support Unit
- Thomas Lassourd, Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives, IGF
- Hopewell Mauwa, Mining Transactions Advisor, Strategen Advisory
- David Murray, Tax Policy Principal, Anglo American
- Isabelle Ramdoo, Deputy Director, IGF
- Samantha Thompson, Head of Legal Global – Deals, Anglo American
The second part of this two-part webinar series is scheduled for June 2021 and is entitled: Technology Trends and Implications in Mining Part 2: A community relations perspective.