Local community livelihoods and their relationship with Multi National Companies in resource extraction.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Communication Arts from Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea in 2011 with speciality in broadcast journalism. My interest in the domain of natural resource extraction developed while reporting for the media was on the impacts of large scale mineral resource extraction projects, notably Ramu Nickel Mine and the proposed Marengo / Yandera copper project. In 2015, I graduated with my Masters in Applied Anthropology Participatory Development from the Australian National University. The training at ANU harnessed my knowledge in my area of interest.


A significant part of my career was in the Mining Industry with experiences in Community Relations based mostly in the undeveloped Frieda River Copper Gold project in Papua New Guinea. I have worked under various project managers with Xstrata Copper then most recently with PanAust Mining Ltd. I've also participated and involved in key industry workshops and forums that provided meaningful insights to improve the Industry's performances.


 Prof. Nick Bainton