Building Human Capacity in Mining

Supporting sustainable resources development
Building Human Capacity in Mining-related
Governance and Management
Ian Satchwell, Director
Briefing of AusIMM, Perth
11 February 2013
Australia’s development assistance agenda
• Australian development assistance budget is
Community Aspects in Resource
Developments program
ramping up to OECD standard of 0.5% of Gross
National Income
• $5.3 billion in 2012-13
• >$8 billion by 2015-16
• 2010 Australian Review of Aid Effectiveness led to
new policy framework An Effective Aid Program for
Five strategic goals include effective governance and
sustainable economic development
AusAID sustainable economic development objective
Occupational Health and Safety
Management course
– 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 and private sector strategies
• Mining for Development Initiative launched October
Strategic approach: supporting developing countries to
translate their resource endowment into significant Indonesian Training Agency Visit
and sustainable development
to IM4DC for MoU Signing
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
• AusAID Private Sector Development Strategy (1) and
Business Engagement Agenda (2) launched
September 2012
(1) approach to the development of the private sector
in partner countries to catalyse economic growth
(2) working together with Australian business, with
business playing a greater role in development
Australia’s comparative advantage
• Minerals and energy resources, responsibly
developed, offer pathways to economic growth and
poverty reduction
Community Aspects in Resource
Developments course
• Australia is a world leader in mining and processing
technologies, knowledge and practices
• Australia is also a leader in mining governance and
• Australia is a major offshore investor in mining in
Africa, Asia and Latin America
Occupational Health and Safety
• Australia is well-respected and looked-to by many
developing countries as a leading mining nation and
as a partner
“We are not American, we are not European…”
Australians’ ability to work well in diverse environments
Elements of the mining for development initiative
• International Mining for Development Centre
Development of Indonesia mines
inspectors training program
• African mining short courses and study tours
• Advanced degree scholarships
• Government to government partnerships
• Support for revenue transparency – EITI
• Economic and technical capacity building
Uganda extractives study tour for
parliamentarians and officials
• Support for community and social development
Delivery through AusAID central and country programs,
and partnerships with World Bank and others
Industry-government-NGO Mining for Development
Advisory Committee provides guidance
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
Life of mine management of large
volume waste course, Australia – 16
participants, 9 countries
Through short courses, fellowships, research,
advice, institutional partnerships
Grant funded – initially AUD 31 million from
October 2011 to June 2015
IM4DC activities
Australia-Africa Local Supplier
Development Forum, Perth WA
In first 15 months of operation to end January
2013, IM4DC has:
• Delivered 18 courses and workshops to 580
participants from 28 countries
Approx 25% female, 60% ESL
• Commissioned 14 Action Research projects
from universities and supported research by 10
PhD students from developing countries
Laos officials’ bauxite-alumina study tour
to Western Australia
• Appointed Distinguished Fellows and
Development Fellows
• Established linkages with universities and
research institutions in both developed and
developing countries
IM4DC works closely with:
Indonesia mines inspectors
• Africa: Australia Africa Partnerships Facility
(AAPF) and Australia Africa Short Course
• Other country mining programs – Indonesia,
Mongolia, Afghanistan, Philippines
• Government Partnerships for Development
Sierra Leone mine rehabilitation
• Australia Awards – Scholarships and
• Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Where IM4DC is working
United Kingdom
West Africa
The Philippines
East Africa
South Africa
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, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi,
Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Namibia, Madagascar
Themes and courses
• Governance and regulation
Sustainable mining and governance frameworks
• Legal frameworks and agreements for resource
• Negotiation fundamentals and strategies
• Agreement-making with indigenous peoples
Geodata in GIS course,
Burkina Faso
• 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
Tailored programs
Latin American indigenous
agreement-making study tour
• Development Fellowship programs for
Afghanistan, Ghana
• Development of Indonesia mines
inspector training competencies,
curriculum and training program
• Professional development partnership
Life of mine large volume waste
management course
with Indonesia Ministry of Energy and
Mineral Resources, including co-funding
• Support for triangular partnerships
linking Australia and two or countries
(eg, Indonesia, Mongolia, Colombia)
IM4DC management, interactions and growth
• Small core team – leverage university capability and
• 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
Institutional partnerships (eg, developing country
Foster “South-South” interaction
Mining for Development Roundtable
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
• 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
• Companies host course participants on-site
• Some co-attendance at courses by government/NGO and industry
What’s in it for Australia and its mining industry?
• Reinforcing Australia’s reputation as a leader in resources sector
governance and industry practice
• Building capacity of countries to host exploration and mining and to derive
sustainable benefits
• Help countries to build economic activity and lift people out of poverty
Occupational Health
and Safety course,
Perth, December
International Mining for Development Centre
The University of Western Australia
M460A, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA
Australia 6009
Tel: +61 8 6488 2489
Email: [email protected]
The Energy and Minerals Institute
The University of Western Australia
M460A, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA
Australia 6009
Tel: +61 8 6488 4608
Email: [email protected]
The Sustainable Minerals Institute
The University of Queensland
St Lucia
Brisbane QLD
Australia 4072
Tel: +61 7 3346 4003
Email: [email protected]

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