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1 Building Human Capacity in Mining-related Governance and Management Ian Satchwell, Director Briefing of AusIMM, Perth 11 February 2013 Supporting sustainable resources development

2 Australian development assistance budget is 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 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 Australias development assistance agenda 2 Community Aspects in Resource Developments program Occupational Health and Safety Management course

3 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 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 Mining and private sector strategies 3 Indonesian Training Agency Visit to IM4DC for MoU Signing

4 Minerals and energy resources, responsibly developed, offer pathways to economic growth and poverty reduction Australia is a world leader in mining and processing technologies, knowledge and practices Australia is also a leader in mining governance and administration Australia is a major offshore investor in mining in Africa, Asia and Latin America 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 Australias comparative advantage 4 Community Aspects in Resource Developments course Occupational Health and Safety course

5 International Mining for Development Centre African mining short courses and study tours Advanced degree scholarships Government to government partnerships 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 with World Bank and others Industry-government-NGO Mining for Development Advisory Committee provides guidance Elements of the mining for development initiative 5 Uganda extractives study tour for parliamentarians and officials Development of Indonesia mines inspectors training program

6 What IM4DC does Build skills within government, universities, research institutions and civil society organisations to bring about: 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 Grant funded – initially AUD 31 million from October 2011 to June 2015 6 Geodata in GIS course, Burkina Faso – 24 participants, 11 countries Life of mine management of large volume waste course, Australia – 16 participants, 9 countries

7 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 Appointed Distinguished Fellows and Development Fellows Established linkages with universities and research institutions in both developed and developing countries IM4DC activities Australia-Africa Local Supplier Development Forum, Perth WA Laos officials bauxite-alumina study tour to Western Australia 7

8 IM4DC works closely with: Africa: Australia Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF) and Australia Africa Short Course Awards Other country mining programs – Indonesia, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Philippines Government Partnerships for Development Australia Awards – Scholarships and Fellowships Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 8 Indonesia mines inspectors Sierra Leone mine rehabilitation

9 Where IM4DC is working 9 Indonesia Mozambique Ghana Afghanistan Mongolia Peru Zambia Liberia Deep, multi year engagement West Africa Laos Colombia Participation in courses, research The Philippines Uruguay Ecuador Southern Africa East Africa Locations of prospective peer partner institutions Chile Canada South Africa African countries serviced by IM4DC include: Congo, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cote dIvoire, Gabon, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Namibia, Madagascar ? ? ? ? Myanmar Pacific Possible future engagement USA United Kingdom

10 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 Themes and courses Geodata in GIS course, Burkina Faso 10

11 Development Fellowship programs for Afghanistan, Ghana 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 Support for triangular partnerships linking Australia and two or countries (eg, Indonesia, Mongolia, Colombia) Tailored programs Latin American indigenous agreement-making study tour Life of mine large volume waste management course 11

12 IM4DC management, interactions and growth Small core team – 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 12 Mining for Development Roundtable 2012

13 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 Companies host course participants on-site Some co-attendance at courses by government/NGO and industry personnel Experience and learning so far

14 Reinforcing Australias 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 Whats in it for Australia and its mining industry? Occupational Health and Safety course, Perth, December 2012

15 Contact International Mining for Development Centre The University of Western Australia M460A, 35 Stirling Highway CrawleyWA Australia 6009 Tel:+61 8 6488 2489 The Energy and Minerals Institute The University of Western Australia M460A, 35 Stirling Highway CrawleyWA Australia 6009 Tel:+61 8 6488 4608 Email: The Sustainable Minerals Institute The University of Queensland St Lucia BrisbaneQLD Australia 4072 Tel:+61 7 3346 4003 Email:

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