The Government of Chad expressed its commitment to good governance of the extractives industry by joining the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
“We are pleased to welcome Chad as the 61st member of the IGF,” IGF Director Greg Radford said.
“Every nation that joins the IGF brings a unique perspective and adds depth to the dialogue. We look forward to Chad’s participation and applaud their commitment to leveraging mining for sustainable development.”
The IGF is a voluntary partnership that welcomes any member state of the United Nations. It supports 61 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure that negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. The IGF is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship.
The IGF is focused on improving resource governance and decision making by governments working in the sector. It provides a number of services to members, including: in-country assessments; capacity building and individualized technical assistance; and guidance documents and conferences that explore best practices and provide an opportunity to engage with industry and civil society.
These efforts are largely framed by IGF’s flagship policy guidance and assessment tool, the Mining Policy Framework (MPF). The MPF lays out international best practices in six key pillars of mining policy and law: the legal and policy environment, financial benefit optimization, socioeconomic benefit optimization, environmental management, mine closure and post-mining transitions, and artisanal and small-scale mining.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development has served as Secretariat for the IGF since October 2015. Core funding is provided by the Government of Canada.
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