- Report year:2014
- Organisation: The Sustainable Minerals Institute’s (SMI) - The University of Queensland Australia
Agreements between mining companies and local communities are increasingly used as a mechanism to shape the conditions for resource extraction in order to facilitate meaningful engagement and sustainable development outcomes. In this context, gender equality and social inclusion are gaining attention as key issues. This research explores the challenges and opportunities associated with negotiating and implementing agreements by considering issues relating to gender and local-level development. The focus is on agreement processes between local communities and Australian mining companies operating domestically and offshore.