On April 16-17, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Center for Responsible Mining (CRM) conducted a two-day policy dialog conference with over 30 civil society members and government representatives. Carl Ulbricht, MLRI's Research Manager, attended the event and engaged in discussions on a number of themes, including health and safety at work in the mining sector, tailings dam safety, rehabilitation of abandoned mine sites and issues concerning the reprocessing of existing tailings. The Government of Armenia is currently developing a new strategy for the mining sector, and it is important for civil society to play an active and influential role in shaping the policy.
For more details:30 April, 2021
The Mining Legislation Reform Institute (MLRI) is a registered Armenian NGO. It seeks to ensure that mining in Armenia provides sufficient benefits to the country and local communities. Its main activities include research, stakeholder consultation, policy development, public education, communications, advocacy, and legislative reform.
The MLRI was previously based at the American University of Armenia’s Center for Responsible Mining. The activities of the MLRI are made possible by funding from the Tufenkian Foundation.