Technological advancements are fundamentally changing the face of the mining sector. While such evolution in mining is nothing new, today’s innovations are taking hold with remarkable speed and having widespread effects on workforce demand and beyond. Amid this transformation, governments must rethink how socio-economic benefits can be derived from mining both at the national and local levels.
On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, IGF hosted a webinar to explore how technologies in mining can generate new or better types of shared benefits for both host governments and mining communities. The discussion focused on drones, geographic information systems, and other technologies that have become integral to the mining sector. Panelists assessed the potential for the mining sector to widen and deepen shared benefits by sharing its digital infrastructure so that communities can use it for their own benefit.