Activity areas

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Within the sphere of Policies and Strategies, the programme supports the strategic advancement of environmental assessments (SDG 15) and the regional dissemination of instruments for the transparent and efficient management of public revenue from the mining sector, particularly within the framework of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) (SDG 16). In collaboration with ECLAC, regional approaches will be developed and implemented for the prioritized SDGs of the programme, such as the elaboration of strategic elements for the taxation of mineral resources (SDG 17).

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 In the area of Stakeholder Governance, the programme promotes the development of a structured collaboration among the stakeholder groups involved in the mining industry through gender-sensitive, multi-stakeholder dialogues. The programme aims to improve integration and monitoring processes of principles of human rights and gender equality, as well as the dissemination of instruments for the transparent and participatory management of the mining industry (SDGs 15 and 16).At the same time, the programme encourages agreements to increase local added value in the resources sector between the State, civil society, and the private sector (SDG 8).

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In the sphere of Transfer of Technology and Innovation, the programme supports the implementation of developed problem-solving approaches to environmental issues in the fields of water management and energy efficiency in individual operations (SDGs 6, 9, 12, 13). The technical experience attained will be transmitted throughout the region. This also pertains to concepts related to the recycling and decontamination of mining stockpiles and residues in order to obtain possible remaining reusable materials and to reduce potential environmental hazards. Thus, individual mining operators will be examined in an exemplary way. (SDGs 6, 12, 15). Furthermore, the programme identifies new technology for sustainable development in the mining sector and promotes private enterprise after examining the developmental significance of the commercial launch in the region.

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