Series - Knowledge and learning events

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Knowledge and learning events


  • 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Creation)

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6.03 linear feet of textual records

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Records were transferred to the World Bank Group Archives by the responsible units in 1995 and 1999, according to approved records retention and disposition schedules.

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Series consists of records related to the Industry and Energy (IEN) industry units' participation and attendance at international conferences and other knowledge and learning events. Records were primarily maintained by Industry and Mining Division (IENIM) staff including Economist and Lead Mining Specialist Craig Andrews and Principal Mining Engineer Christopher Wardell and relate to four major events. The records also reflect the role of IENIM in planning and organizing these events.

The Conference on Development, Environment and Mining (Washington, D.C., June 1-3, 1994) co-sponsored by the Bank, United Nations agencies, and the International Council for Metals and the Environment (ICME) addressed the contribution of mining to economic development and management of environmental impacts for sustainable development. Other records relate to: IENIM-organized international roundtable, Mining in the Next 25 Years, on the future of the mining industry and management of risk (1997); Mining and the Community Conference (Quito, 1997 - 1998) to share experiences and research in the mining sector and local communities including indigenous communities, and environmentally sustainable mining; and the Mongolia Investors Conference (Ulanbataar, 1997) organized by Wardell and co-hosted by the Europe and Central Asia Vice Regional Vice Presidency (ECAVP) and Resource Mobilization and Private Sector Development Department (acronym unknown). The purpose of the conference was to promote investment in the areas of oil, gas andmining and to facilitate bilateral discussions between the Government of Mongolia and participants from various countries that included ambassadors, technical specialists and other representatives from the mining, engineering, financial and banking sectors.

Records consist of draft and final outgoing facsimiles and letters to participants or co-organizers covering the development of the conferences or other events, invitations and incoming replies, preparation of the agenda, or requests for funding from government agencies and subsequent financial arrangements for certain events. Internal memoranda between IENIM management and staff discusses the organization of speakers or consultants, selection of panels and topics, and administrative arrangements.

Additional record types that are filed with the correspondence include: agenda; objectives and discussion group descriptions; draft and final list of participants; curriculum vitae (CVs) of speakers; draft session papers; case studies; IENIM staff-authored articles; consultant reports (i.e. mineral resource and petroleum exploration in Mongolia); discussion paper proposals; background reports; conference brochures; printed material of other external institutions; and ?Mining and the Community: Results of the Quito Conference?, EMT (Energy, Mining and Telecommunications) Occasional Paper No. 11 (1998).

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Records are arranged by subject, or conference title.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Access to Information Policy.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Related units of description

  • See Records of the Industry and Mining Sector - Chronological files (WB IBRD/IDA IND-02) for correspondence and related records of conferences and other events organized or attended by the sector director and senior advisors that were maintained in the Institutional Information Services Center (IISC).

  • See Records of the Energy Sector - Knowledge and learning events and products (WB IBRD/IDA ENGY-04) for related records maintained by the Industry and Energy Office of the Director (IENDR), including Director Anthony Churchill speeches at external conferences and events, and records of other IEN department knowledge and learning events.

  • See Records of the Energy Sector - Liaison, partnerships and program collaboration (WB IBRD/IDA ENGY-06) for records regarding conferences and workshops conducted as part of established global partnership programs, specifically the Extractive Industries Review (EIR) that involved the Mining Department (CMN) and the later joint Bank/IFC Department of Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals (COC) units.

  • See Records of the World Bank Institute (WB IBRD/IDA WBI)) for records related to industry sector training and collaboration with WBI and predecessor Economic Development Institute (EDI). EDI began its first course on evaluating industrial projects in 1964.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

28 June 2022




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