IGF is conducting a Mining Policy Framework (MPF) implementation readiness assessment January 28 to February 1 in Jamaica. This assessment is in collaboration with Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).
We will be meeting with the Ministry of Mining and Ministry of Environment to discuss how mining’s negative impacts can be limited and financial benefits shared. We are also meeting with government representatives involved in water resources and forestry, planning, economics, permit reviews and monitoring.
An inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach is key to our consultations.
This is why IGF and IDB will also meet with quarry miners, chemical lime miners and processors, explorationists and bauxite industry representatives. Interviews with academics and other experts will be supplemented by meetings with environmental, transparency and governance civil society as well.
This assessment will identify institutional strengths and gaps, and how Jamaica can leverage its bauxite industry to improve its entire mining sector. It will also help identify opportunities for the Government of Jamaica to continue working towards its Vision 2030 strategy and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).