Driving sustainable investment in African Mining

Karien Lotter-Dogru

Land Access and Resettlement Manger Anglo American

 

With nearly two decades of experience, Karien Lotter-Do─čru stands out as a committed advocate for responsible and sustainable practices in land access, social impact management, and resettlement within the mining sector. 

 

Before joining Anglo American in 2018, Karien served as a social impact consultant, working on projects across 20+ African countries. This extensive background deepened her understanding of the intricate social dynamics in the Global South, providing valuable insights into the evolving challenges faced by communities in the vicinity of mining operations.  

 

Within Anglo American, Karien has played a central role in shaping the company's strategic approach to social land access and resettlement. As a key contributor, she played a vital role in developing the Social Way, Anglo's leading social performance management system, and establishing robust governance frameworks and internal capacity-building programs. These initiatives collectively underscore Anglo American's commitment to responsible mining practices and sustainable operations. 

 

Karien's professional expertise includes adept strategic acumen, risk management skills, and the ability to foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Her commitment to continuous improvement is demonstrated through the establishment of a dynamic community of practice within Anglo American, benefiting colleagues organization-wide. 

 

Motivated by a desire for sustainable and scalable solutions, Karien champions approaches that prioritize positive and enduring change for affected communities. She is acknowledged for her dedication to responsible social practices and her expertise in navigating complex changes with empathy. 


2024 Agenda Sessions

Securing Critical Minerals: How to Access Land and Manage Displacement Impacts

  • The energy transition is driving huge growth in the demand for critical minerals
  • Meeting this demand will require mining companies to access large areas of new land, which will likely result in a significant increase in the number of displaced communities and people
  • To manage these displacement impacts, mining companies will need to undertake the resulting resettlement and livelihood restoration activities as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • This session discusses the critical strategic and tactical steps mining companies can and should take to secure access to land and manage related displacement impacts on time and in budget.

Tuesday 06 February 11:40 - 12:10 Stewards Stage

Sustainability Series

Add to calendar 02/06/2024 11:40 02/06/2024 12:10 Securing Critical Minerals: How to Access Land and Manage Displacement Impacts
  • The energy transition is driving huge growth in the demand for critical minerals
  • Meeting this demand will require mining companies to access large areas of new land, which will likely result in a significant increase in the number of displaced communities and people
  • To manage these displacement impacts, mining companies will need to undertake the resulting resettlement and livelihood restoration activities as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • This session discusses the critical strategic and tactical steps mining companies can and should take to secure access to land and manage related displacement impacts on time and in budget.
Stewards Stage Africa/Johannesburg