Preventing Conflict in Exploration: A Toolkit for Explorers and Developers

March 2012 | CDA Collaborative Learning Projects

The Preventing Conflict Exploration Toolkit has been developed collaboratively by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), World Vision Canada, and The Corporate Engagement Program – CDA, and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – Canada.

This toolkit is intended as a simple and practical guide, providing key steps for preventing conflict through constructive community engagement in exploration.

The partners identified “understanding and dealing with conflict, conflict prevention, and community engagement” as issues where NGOs and industry have mutual needs and interests, and around which they can find common ground for collaboration. The Toolkit adapts and integrates components from each organization’s established tools, including PDAC’s e3Plus – A Framework for Responsible Exploration, World Vision’s Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts, and the Do No Harm Framework and the Corporate Engagement Program’s Framework for Analysis of Corporate-Community Relations of CDA.


Suggested Citation: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and World Vision Canada. 2012. “Preventing Conflict in Exploration; a Toolkit for Explorers and Developers.”