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Title:Enclaves of wealth and hinterlands of discontent: foreign mining companies in Africa's development
Editor:Hilson, GavinISNI
City of publisher:Accra
Publisher:Third World Network - Africa (TWN - Africa)
ISBN:9988602030; 9789988602031
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:mining policy
economic development
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This collective volume brings together some of the papers that were presented at a conference entitled 'Beyond foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa's mining sector' which was held in Accra, Ghana, in November 2008. The conference brought together activists from NGOs, officials from African government institutions and intergovernmental bodies, and academics to discuss the state of mining on the continent and the experience of two decades of mining sector policy dominated by strategies for attracting foreign direct investment. The first four papers explore various financial aspects of mining sector reform in sub-Saharan Africa: Mining sector policy-making and the donor community in and for Africa: lessons and future options (Bonnie Campbell); Strategies for maximizing mineral revenue: the Zambian experience (John Lungu and Sumbye Kapena); Mining boom and enclave economy: development impact and challenges in mining areas in Africa (Abdulai Darimani); Hiding conflict over industry returns: a stakeholder analysis of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) (Sarah Bracking). The subsequent four papers look at a neglected segment of sub-Saharan Africa's mining economy: artisanal and small-scale mining: Re-agrarianizing rural Ghana: can farming-based alternative livelihoods reduce illegal gold mining activity? (Gavin Hilson and Mohammed Banchirigah); Mining and impoverishment: beyond direct foreign investment (Ray Bush); Organizing small-scale artisanal mining for sustainable livelihoods of communities: the regulator's perspective (Ibrahim Bawa); Transforming artisanal and small-scale mining for the sustainable livelihoods of communities: lessons and options (Oliver P. Maponga). [ASC Leiden abstract]