- South-South Exchange and Training Workshop on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
South-South Exchange and Training Workshop on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
The Asia Pacific region produces a third of the world’s production of metals, fuels and gas. Investments in this sector can contribute significantly to economic growth and domestic financial resources. However, uneven distribution of the costs and benefits associated with these, can lead to greater income inequality and poverty. Extraction of mineral resources can result in natural resource degradation, loss of natural resources, conflicts and deterioration of well-being and livelihoods. Improving the governance of the extractive industry helps mitigate these problems and increase benefits from the industry to host countries. From 6th to 9th October 2015, the UNDP Extractive Industries Development Solutions Team and the UNDP-UN Environment Poverty Environment Initiative – Asia Pacific will jointly host a South-South Exchange and Training Workshop on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development in Bangkok. The workshop will bring together 70 participants including government counterparts and programme officers from ten countries in the region, experts, development partners, industry and civil society representatives. This exchange will provide a platform for learning, in-depth discussion, sharing of tools, innovations and good practices. The workshop will examine themes of environmental and social impacts, management of revenues from extractive industries, creation of jobs and livelihoods, and governance of extractive industries.
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