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The Challenge of the Mines: The Role of Stakeholder Engagement in the Sustainable Development of Tanzania's Gold Mining Sector

Jamie Kneen Communications and Outreach Coordinator responsible for: strategic research, social media, and public engagement; our Africa program, environmental assessment, and uranium mining.

Dennis Tessier's Master's thesis (for the University of Dar Es Salaam) examines the role stakeholder engagement could play in bringing about sustainable development in Tanzania's gold mining industry. The study was conducted using qualitative research methods with three primary areas of focus: a historical analysis of gold mining within the region prior to the major restructuring of the Tanzania mining industry in the 1990s; an analysis of the 1997 Mineral Policy and 1998 Mining Act and an analysis of the current state of stakeholder engagement. It focuses on a case study of Shinyanga region, where the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine developed by Barrick Gold is located.