Attention for social impacts in ESIAs for mining - Burkina Faso

5 December 2022

Social impacts are very important in the mining sector, but ESIAs for mining tend to focus primarily on environmental issues. Together with the Ministry of Mines and Quarries in Burkina Faso, we organised a workshop to address this gap. The workshop was a follow-up to the 'ESIA for mining MAP' held in July of this year. Participants included representatives of ministries, mining companies and civil society. They underlined the importance of dialogue and respecting agreements made during the ESIA process to prevent conflict in the mining sector.