Speaker:  Angélica Amanda Andrade

Abstract:  By raising awareness of the effects of the tailings dam disaster in Brumadinho, Brazil, Angélica's goal is that all the necessary changes in the mining sector to avoid death and destruction, are accomplished. This seminar will inform engineers and scientists about the human cost of decisions and calculations that they might make in the course of their work. And to make them feel empowered to speak out to the highest management levels if they see unsafe practices that could endanger human lives and environmental damage. Preventing such disasters from occurring should be paramount to prevent the long process of remediation.

Bio:  Angélica Amanda Andrade became a community representative and an advocate for justice and change in the mining sector after the Brumadinho dam failure. 
Angélica has been a key-note speaker at the UN-supported PRI in 2019 and in a European advocacy campaign where she met with several political representatives working on the issues of human rights. Angélica has spoken at the Summit on Global Mining and Tailings Safety, London, on the first anniversary of the tragedy and has been a guest speaker at the Global Launch of the ICMM Industry Standard on Tailings Management - GISTM.
Since 2019 Angélica has been an active member of Avabrum, attending many  events as a community representative, and in 2021 was invited to join the UN Global Tailings Management Institute Advisory Panel for the formation and establishment of the Institute. 

This seminar is supported by the AusIMM Health & Safety Society and CEEC International.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented both in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

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Indooroopilly Mine Site
40 Isles Road
Indooroopilly, Qld.
Lecture Theatre