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Southern QLD Branch – Recording Now Available – Digital Tech Talk: Social Licence in a Time of Crisis

Viewers will gain insights into how the pandemic is affecting relationships with communities and how building a strong social licence to operate requires building resilient communities.


Dr Kieren Moffat, CEO and Co-Founder Voconiq


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Non Member – $20.00

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Digital Tech Talk Overview

COVID-19 is fundamentally testing every aspect of the global mining industry. In this discussion, Dr Moffat will share current insights about how the pandemic is affecting relationships with communities, the role of companies in supporting communities under testing conditions, what community engagement looks like when key mechanisms are no longer available, and how building resilient communities is about building a strong social licence to operate.

These insights are intended to be food for your own thoughts and come from Voconiq data collected in the last month in more than 30 communities around Australia and Latin America and recent discussions with community engagement teams across Australia managing an unprecedented and fast-moving crisis.


Dr Kieren Moffat

Kieren is a social scientist committed to building deeper, more reflective relationships between mining companies, communities and governments. Prior to co-founding Voconiq he was a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO where he published extensively on mining and social licence to operate. Over the last fifteen years he has worked across a broad range of industries in more than twenty countries using quantitative social psychological research methods to reveal the pathways to deeper community trust for companies and industries, and to provide a voice for community members in decisions that affect their lives. Kieren was awarded a PhD from The University of Queensland in social and organisational psychology in 2008.

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