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

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


A significant part of Joel's 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. Joel has worked under various project managers with Xstrata Copper then most recently with PanAust Mining Ltd. He has also participated and involved in key industry workshops and forums that provided meaningful insights to improve industry performance.


 Prof. Nick Bainton