Achieving Sustainable Mine Waste Management Practices through Capacity Building of Stakeholder Engagement the Case of the Zambian Minerals Industry
Keywords:Capacity Building, Sustainable Challenge, Coordinated Interaction, Stakeholder.
Sustainable mine waste management is a matter that is always at the centre stage of the mining industry. This is because there has been a challenge in achieving sustainable mine waste management practices in the mining sector. It’s a known fact that mining operations respect no boundaries and it is therefore important that every mining company directs its efforts towards the achievement of a sustainable mine waste management practice regardless of the geographical location. Despite the development of mine waste management practices which in most cases present good engineering designs on how mine waste should be disposed, achievement of a sustainable mine waste management practice in most cases has been a challenge. This is because there is always a demand from the communities and other stakeholders like governments and local authorities within which mining operations take place.
This study, thus, endeavoured to focus mining companies towards capacity building in the area of stakeholders’ engagement if sustainable mine waste management practice is to be achieved from commencement of any mining operation to the time of closure without incurring huge added costs.
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