r4d Dialogue Forum: Extractive Industries - What kind of Public-Private Cooperation for Safeguarding Public Health?

The r4d Dialogue Forum aims to discuss how public-private cooperation can be strengthened to mitigate potential adverse health impacts from resource extraction on health determinants, along with the promotion of health benefits in affected communities. The dialogue should be the basis for a possible alignment between different public and private entities and have an impact on constructive deliberations beyond the duration of the event.

Start22.11.2022 13:00
End22.11.2022 17:00
VenueSwiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Kreuzstrasse 2, 4123 Allschwil
Registration deadline22.11.2022

​​​The r4d dialogue forum takes place on 22 November 2022 from 14.00 to 18.00 at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute ( ma​p​ External Link Icon) and consists of two parts:

Presentations and panel (Part 1) will take place at Swiss TPH in Basel and can also be joined online by Zoom.

The following Dialogue Forum (Part 2) with interactive and participative talks can only be joined on-site.​

​Please visit the conference website​ External Link Iconfor detailed information.

Programme Part 1 (on-site and online)

Presentations by Mirko Winkler, Swiss TPH, HIA4SD Project and Fritz Brugger, Nadel ETHZ, RID Project

Panel discussion with actors from the private and public sectors (extractive industry companies, civil society, NGOs, government), moderated by Priscilla Imboden, Journalist Republik.

  • Guilherme Oliveira, Director of Vale Institute of Technology Sustainable Development, Brazil (online)
  • Glencore
  • Evelyn Dietsche, Swisspeace/ Private sector, Switzerland
  • Jochen Ehmer , Solidarmed, Switzerland
  • Nina Burri, HEKS, Switzerland
  • Yvan Schulz, SWISSAID, Switzerland
  • Frédéric Chenais, Human rights, EDA, Switzerland
  • Adriano Nuvunga, Centro para Demo cracia e Desenvolvimento, Mozambique (online)
  • V​ ale, tbc

Programme Part 2 (on-site only)

Interactive and constructive discussion based on participative talks (world café and liberating structures) focused on the following questions:

  • What can be expected from mining companies? And what is the responsibility of host countries?​
  • Safeguarding public health in project areas: can we draw a line between the responsibilities of the extractive industry and the public sector?
  • Role & cooperation between public health services, mining companies and local population: drivers for successful cooperation and risks.
  • Incentives for mining companies to become more involved in promoting community health in affected populations.
  • Opportunities to foster public-private cooperation.

Moderation: Katharina Kummer Peiry, Director Kummer EcoConsult​​ ​​