PeaceNexus Foundation

Guidebook for Conflict Management in Mining Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

February 21, 2018

This Guidebook was commissioned by the State Committee of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kyrgyz Republic and produced with support from PeaceNexus Foundation. The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) led the field research for the Guidebook between 2012 and 2015.

It is intended to assist companies, investors, state and local authorities, and international agencies to prevent and manage potential conflicts related to the Kyrgyz mining industry. In 2011, there was an upsurge in conflict between mining companies and local communities in Kyrgyzstan. In response, in 2012, the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) commissioned research to understand the causes of conflict in mining districts throughout Kyrgyzstan. In addition, beginning in 2012, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic initiated policy and legal reforms to protect the rights of mining-affected communities and strengthen regulation of the mining sector. This Guidebook aims to increase companies and potential investors’ understanding of the causes of conflict in Kyrgyz mining sector and to recommend steps they can take to prevent and mitigate conflicts with local communities in the future. It also provides a guide to companies’ legal obligations according to current Kyrgyz law, particularly requirements aimed at protecting the rights of mining-affected communities

 
Guidebook for Conflict Management in Mining Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic – English
Guidebook for Conflict Management in Mining Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic – Chinese
Guidebook for Conflict Management in Mining Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic – Russian
Guidebook for Conflict Management in Mining Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic – Kyrgyz