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Commonwealth Mining Network (CMN)
Lead Organization Name
  • Policy
  • Standards
  • Good Practice
  • Capacity Building
  • Technical Assistance
  • Business Network
  • Mining
Lead by
  • Industry
  • Government

The CMN was launched with the intention of providing a Commonwealth-wide platform to support cooperation between mining and mining service companies, mining chambers, Governments and NGOs with mining interests. The Network aims to provide a bridge between the major mining and financial centres of the Commonwealth, including Australia, Canada, South Africa and the UK, and help support the development of the mining industry in developing Commonwealth countries, in Africa, South and South East Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. It will also provide a platform for engagement between developing countries on mining development matters and for engagement with international and regional NGOs that have interests in mining. As well as promoting investment opportunities and supporting mining development, the Mining Network will help raise pan-industry standards for safety, sustainability, value addition, technology transfer, training and skills and local content development.

Value Chain Focus
  • Policy, Legal and Contractual Framework
    • - Sector policy
    • - Sector legislation
    • - Sector regulations
    • - Contracts and Licenses
    • - Geological data and exploration
    • - Local Content
    • - The award of contracts and licenses
    • - Other:
  • Sector Organisation and Institutions
    • - Institutional structures and governmental bodies
    • - Institutional reform
    • - National Resource Companies
    • - Transparency and accountability in sector organizations and institutions
  • Sustainable Development
    • - Community consultation
    • - Human Rights
    • - Environmental impacts
    • - Social impacts
    • - Resettlement
    • - Compensation
    • - Protected areas
    • - Gender
    • - Artisanal and small-scale mining
    • - Mineral tracing systems
    • - Community development agreements
    • - Decommissioning and Closure Planning
    • - Stakeholder engagement
    • - Monitoring and Reporting
    • - Effectiveness of government spending
    • - Priority spending areas
    • - Transparency and accountability in sustainable development
Have a mix of stakeholders such as public, private and civil society sectors contributed to the design of the initiative?
Geographical Focus
  • Global
In-country work
Who is it for?
industrial extractives companies, small-scale extractives companies, host country national governments, international governments, investors, local private sector
How does the initiative try to reach its objective?

Currently an active programme is being developed by the Commonwealth Business Council so that the CMN can reach its objective. This includes investment promotion activities, hosting delegations of exploration companies and research institutions, establishing a mining training centre in Mozambique and holding a high level African Mining Summit in London in July 2013.