OECD postponed
Wed, 23/06/2021

4th OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities

  • Wed, 23/06/2021

Please note that due to the Covid-19 outbreak this event has been moved from June 2020 to June 2021. 

The 4th OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities will be held in Karratha, Australia 01-04 June, 2021.

The meeting in Karratha will have a special focus on policies to increase local productivity and value chain participation related to the mining and resources sector and to support economic diversification that builds long-term economic resilience. The meeting will focus on sharing lessons and leading practices related to:

  • Supporting the participation of local firms in global value chains;
  • Managing regional transitions and the closure of mining operations;
  • Automation and the future of work for mining regions and cities;
  • Indigenous communities as partners in regional development;
  • Creating local economic opportunities outside of mining and resources; and,
  • Collaboration with the private sector to invest in regional infrastructure, skills and business development.

The meeting will also include a special focus on localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in mining regions and cities to support public-private collaboration on shared value creation and measuring and assessing regional development outcomes.

Registration details and a preliminary agenda will be released soon. Keep an eye on the website for any updates.

The meeting is part of an OECD activity to enable regions and cities with a specialisation in mining and extractive industries to:

  • Develop global guidance and evidence on regional development policies for industry, national and sub-national governments, and non-government organisations to cooperate on addressing shared challenges;
  • Produce case studies and tools that provide recommendations and support for regions and cities to implement better regional development policies; and
  • Develop a global platform for mining regions and cities through events and peer-review that enables knowledge sharing, advocacy and dialogue between public/private sectors and local communities on better policies.

Registration is now open, please click here to register.