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1 Supporting sustainable resources development Building Human Capacity in Mining-related Governance and Management Ian Satchwell, Director October 2012

2 Background 2010 Australian Review of Aid Effectiveness led to new policy framework An Effective Aid Program for Australia Five strategic goals include effective governance and sustainable economic development AusAID sustainable economic development objective: improving incomes, employment and enterprise opportunities for poor people in both rural and urban areas, including the development of sustainable mining industries to boost overall economic development Mining for development initiative launched October 2011 Strategic approach: supporting developing countries to translate their resource endowment into significant and sustainable development Provides resource-rich developing countries with the expertise they need to build a sustainable mining sector, make better use of revenues, improve social and environmental outcomes, and grow their economies. AusAID business engagement agenda and Private Sector Development Strategy launched September

3 Elements of the mining for development initiative International Mining for Development Centre African mining short courses and study tours Advanced degree scholarships Government to government linkages Support for revenue transparency EITI Economic and technical capacity building Support for community and social development Delivery through AusAID central and country programs, and partnerships Mining for Development Advisory Committee provides guidance 3

4 What IM4DC does Build skills within government, universities, research institutions and civil society organisations to bring about: Geodata in GIS course, Burkina Faso 24 participants, 11 countries Improved policies, practices and legislation Improved knowledge of resources base An ability to continue to build local capacity in mining governance Through short courses, fellowships, research, advice, institutional partnerships Life of mine management of large volume waste course, Australia 16 participants, 9 countries Grant funded initially AUD 31 million from October 2011 to June

5 IM4DC activities In first eight months of operation to 30 June Australia-Africa Local Supplier Development Forum, Perth WA Delivered 10 courses and workshops to 260 participants* from 23 developing countries Approx 25% female, 60% ESL Country assessments on multiple criteria Scoping missions to Peru, Indonesia, Mozambique Laos officials bauxite-alumina study tour to Western Australia Input to scoping for Mongolia, Zambia, Philippines 5

6 IM4DC program Further country needs and priorities assessments with AusAID Development of Indonesia mines inspectors training program Courses and workshops in-country and in Australia Distinguished Fellowships and Development Fellowships Action Research projects Tailored programs for specific needs International Mining for Development Conference, May 2013 (linked to EITI Conference) Uganda extractives study tour for parliamentarians and officials Guidance notes and tools on leading practice Advice to governments Institutional partnerships Alumni management platform 6

7 IM4DC works closely with: Indonesia mines inspectors Africa: Australia Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF) and Short Course Awards Other country programs eg, Indonesia, Mongolia, Afghanistan Government Partnerships for Development Australia Awards Scholarships and Fellowships Sierra Leone mine rehabilitation Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 7

8 Where IM4DC is working Canada Mongolia West Africa Afghanistan? Myanmar Laos Liberia The Philippines Colombia Ecuador Peru Chile Ghana Zambia Uruguay South Africa East Africa Mozambique Indonesia? Pacific Southern Africa Deep, multi year engagement Participation in courses, research Possible future engagement Locations of prospective peer partner institutions African countries serviced by IM4DC include: Congo, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cote d Ivoire, Gabon, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Namibia, Madagascar 8

9 Themes and courses Governance and regulation Sustainable mining and governance frameworks Legal frameworks and agreements for resource development Negotiation fundamentals and strategies Agreement-making with indigenous peoples Community and environmental sustainability Resource regions, development and infrastructure Resources development and local content Community engagement and community relations Life of mine management of large volume waste Mine closure frameworks Minesite water management and accounting Operational effectiveness and safety Mines inspection frameworks and training Occupational health and safety management Geodata in GIS course, Burkina Faso

10 Tailored programs Development Fellowship programs for Afghanistan LATAM indigenous agreement-making study tour Development of Indonesia mines inspector training competencies, curriculum and training program Professional development partnership with Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, including co-funding Life of mine large volume waste management course Support for triangular partnerships

11 IM4DC management, interactions and growth Core team of eight leverage university capability and capacity Growing links with other universities in Australia and offshore Expand and enhance capability Enhance capacity-building Flexible and responsive: potential to expand activities In Africa, Asia, Pacific Expanded courses and cooperative program development Institutional partnerships (eg, developing country universities) Foster South-South interaction 11

12 Experience and learning so far Demand and supply Huge demand for mining capacity-building services Australia has very strong mining and services brand Challenge is to build course delivery capacity Careful scoping of country needs and priorities is required Delivery Identification and selection of participants is challenging More in-country courses relative to in-australia Tailored courses / capacity-building progressively implemented Needs assessment Participants are identifying specific capacity-building needs Strong global coordination required for effective and efficient delivery Interaction with industry Essential, but handle sensitively

13 Contact International Mining for Development Centre The University of Western Australia M460A, 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA Australia 6009 Tel: The Energy and Minerals Institute The University of Western Australia M460A, 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA Australia 6009 Tel: Web: The Sustainable Minerals Institute The University of Queensland St Lucia Brisbane QLD Australia 4072 Tel: Web:

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