Subject: Speaker Series - Isabel Cane August 26th, 5:30 pm, American Corner

ACMS Speaker Series
Managing the impacts of minerals
development on women and men and their traditional livelihoods in Mongolia

Isabel Cane
Research Manager
Centre for Social
Responsibility in Mining
5:30 PM, Tuesday-August 26th, 2014, American Corner
Ulaanbaatar Public Library

            Mongolia is on the verge of a significant expansion in mining in response to increasing worldwide demands for energy and minerals. An important challenge for Mongolia is to manage threats to the sustainability of herder livelihoods that result from environmental impacts of mining. Isabel explores the potential of GIS and ethnographic techniques to assess the impacts of mining on herders in Mongolia. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in two distinct mining towns and ecologies (Sharyn Gol and Tsogttsetsii) Isabel examines the pressing social and environmental issues that threaten herder livelihoods in Mongolia today.

This research is funded by Australian AID through the Australian Development Research Awards Scheme.
About the Presenter  

 Speaker:Isabel Cane

In this presentation, Isabel Cane will investigate threats to the sustainability of herder livelihoods through social changes stimulated directly and indirectly by ecological impacts in mine affected communities.

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Thank you to the American Corner and the Natsagdorj Library for sponsoring this event.


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