The Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative with two of Canada’s leading experts in mineral resource, policy, sustainability, and governance, Deborah Archibald and Pablo Quinonez, are working collaboratively with designated officials of the Government of Panama’s Ministerio De Comercio E Industrias (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) to support the development of gender-sensitive and environmentally sustainable mining policies.
Panama’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has made the modernization of the mining sector one of the country’s top economic priorities. This initiative aims to strengthen individual human resources and the institutional capacity of the Ministry’s National Mining Directorate to effectively implement the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development’s 2020 recommendations. These recommendations include socio-economic benefits, environmental management, legal and policy framework, and optimization of fiscal benefits.
The work will offer advice, tools, and practices and proactively train and engage Panama’s next generation of mining policymakers and engineers.