The 4th OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities will be held in Karratha, Australia 23-26 June, 2020.
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.