The Nordic Africa Institute


Extractive Industries and Indigenous Livelihoods

Time • 7 Oct 2019 - 8 Oct 2019
Place • Nordic Africa Institute Villavägen 6, Uppsala

Multiple Stressors of Mining:Community Cohesion, Environmental Integrity and Spiritual Health

The extractive industry has significant social consequences for the health, livelihoods, customs, rituals, community fabric, systems of value and identity for the people who occupy the lands being mined. These changes often catalyse or amplify social conflicts with the extractive industry, and various levels of state authority, but also within the affected local communities.

Open to invited participants only.

This workshop is part of a series of workshops on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Livelihoods, supported by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS), and the Nordic research project 'Sustainability challenges of mining in the Nordic countries', funded by the Peter Wallenberg Stiftelse för Ekonomi och Teknik.

The event brings discussion on how communities affected by the extractive industry have confronted such changes and conflicts. It aims to highlight and create dialogue across Nordic and Africa experiences and those elsewhere in how the variations and similarities in the social and cultural context of extraction have catalysed particular community responses to extractivism.