About us

The objective of the Devonshire Initiative (DI) is to improve social and community development outcomes in the mining context. We believe that cross-sector collaboration is an important element of reaching this objective. The DI creates a constructive space where stakeholders can discuss complex problems, identify common opportunities, and develop innovative on-the-ground collaboration.


The DI does not represent any single stakeholder group or advocate one single viewpoint. The DI is not a platform for industry, a voice of the development community, a lobby group or a tool of the government. The DI does not represent a partnership between members. Members have their own independent views on mining and community development issues and represent a wide spectrum of opinions.