Charting the Future Project
Financial Modelling of Mining Projects for Communities
Duration: June to October 2017
Charting the Future (CTF) Project aims to train stakeholders from mining communities to use financial modelling as a tool for development. Participants came from various sectors particularly government - local and national, indigenous peoples organizations, and civil society organizations.
The three-day workshop covered topics on the basics of resource governance, economics of mining, and financial modelling. The main idea is to enable participants to project potential economic benefits from the projects they are hosting and use that information to develop plans and policy decisions.
To wrap up the workshop, participants were broken down into groups and further into three sectors - local government, company, and indigenous peoples, to play the Contracts Negotiations Game. Each sector would come up with proposed royalty and tax rates given certain conditions. Participants represented a sector different from their real-world sector such that those from government played the role of indigenous peoples, for example.
As the project's consultant and coordinator, I worked with the Natural Resource Governance Institute to design the program. I worked with our local partners in Mindanao in the scoping of participants to be invited. I coordinated the logistics of the event including the booking of the accommodation, venue, and transportation of some local and international participants. I delivered some sessions myself and facilitated the transition of sessions. Lastly, I created a short wrap-up video of the event which I posted above.