Mining Symposium Information Management
Project Title: Support with Information Management Location: Uganda Client: GIZ Date: January – April 2017
Montrose was contracted to lead the information compilation and collection with regard to the Karamoja Mining Symposium 2017, including preparation of background briefs and the development of appropriate methodologies.
The presence of over 50 different economic valuable minerals and the return to security in Karamoja, Uganda offers big potential for the region to harness the extractive resources for sustainable and equitable human development in line with the Uganda vision 2040 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the coordination and transparency in the mining sector in Karamoja is still very limited. Thus, the mining symposium aimed to bring together key decision-makers and stakeholders from the region, including government, private sector and civil society to explore the area’s rich mineral potential and agree on how to best combine commercial success with sustainable and equitable local development.
Montrose led the symposium's information management, as well as parts of the central government engagement in the symposium. This included the drafting of session plans - outlining topics, guiding questions, potential inputs and speakers for the two-day symposium, as well as the drafting of corresponding background papers on the status quo of the private sector, public sector and civil society state of affairs relating to mining in Karamoja. Montrose compiled the information based on stakeholder needs and interests and liaised with relevant parties to distribute information before and after the symposium.