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Developing a strategy for integrated rural development in the mining communities of Geita

Lead PI: Dr. Belay Ejigu Begashaw

Unit Affiliation: MDG Center West and Central Africa (inactive)

January 2012 - September 2013
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Tanzania
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project seeks to answer the question: What does sustainable development look like at a major mining site? It will work with local communities, the government, and AGA to establish a local development plan for integrated rural development, as well as observations and policy proposals for the AGA affiliate with operational responsibility for mining operations in Tanzania.

OUTCOMES: The project will result in five year local development plans and observations and policy proposals for AGA.

SPONSOR:

Millennium Promise Alliance

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Anglo Gold Ashanti / Geita Gold Mine

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$686,811

RESEARCH TEAM:

Lisa Sachs

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

KEYWORDS

millennium development goals sustainable development legal and fiscal policy environmental health mining poverty

THEMES

Sustainable living