Training on Open Pit Slope Stability in Mongolia

During April, IM4DC in conjunction with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Mongolian General Agency for Specialised Investigations (GASI) will host a training program focused on Open Pit Slope Stability.  Taking place in Mongolia from 22 April to 1 May 2014, the program will involve one-week of intensive classroom […]

The Philippines Mine Waste Landform Management and Closure Declaration

In late February 2014, a workshop was presented by IM4DC and the Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) in collaboration with the Philippines-based Centre for Environmental Concerns on the topic of Mine Waste Landform Management and Closure.  The program was aimed at enabling participants to understand the key issues associated with mining in the Philippines and […]

Workshop on Competencies in Health, Safety and Environment for Mine Inspectors – Indonesia

The Indonesian Education and Training Center for Mineral and Coal (ETCMC) and IM4DC will collaborate in presenting a workshop on Mines Inspector competencies in Health, Safety and Environment. The workshop will be held between 7 and 9 May 2014 in Bandung, Indonesia.  Indonesian and Australian lecturers will lead sessions on: Policy on Health, Safety and […]

Scholarships to study the LLM in Mineral Law and Policy at University of Dundee

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at The University of Dundee (CEPMLP/Dundee) is offering up to a maximum of six fully-funded postgraduate scholarships leading to the degree Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy. Scholarships are funded by Rio Tinto plc. The LLM focuses on the law, policy and […]

Philippines Mine Waste Landform Management and Closure Declaration

In late February 2014, a workshop presented by IM4DC and the Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) in collaboration with the Philippines-based Centre for Environmental Concerns on the topic of Mine Waste Landform Management and Closure was held.  The program was aimed at enabling participants to understand the key issues associated with mining in the Philippines […]

UWA launches safety centre

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched its new Centre for Safety (http://www.centreforsafety.com.au/). The Centre aims to embed safety innovation across the sector and generate knowledge in the field of safety, enhance the exchange of information, expertise, and experience across a variety of disciplines, with collaborating researchers, industry and government. The Centre for Safety […]

EITI produces more guidance notes

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat has produced more guidance notes for implementing countries. Guidance notes provide advice to implementing countries on how to address specific EITI requirements and other aspects of the EITI Standard. They include: How to become an EITI Candidate country How to produce a results oriented work plan Scoping […]

Mining for Development Conference 2014

In consultation with the Government of Australia, the 2014 Mining for Development Conference has been deferred until further notice. The IM4DC Alumni Forum, to be held in conjunction with the conference, will proceed in a revised format with attendees participating in a wider program including the AusIMM Life of Mine Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

New Institute of Development Studies Research Centre will explore role of business and development

Leading development experts, senior members of the business community and international NGO’s gathered in London on 11 March 2014 at the launch of the new Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Business and Development Centre, to discuss ways in which more systematic approaches for collaboration could be handled. IDS partnered with Business Fights Poverty for the […]

Canadian Institute appoints new Executive Director

Mr Daniel Dumas has been appointed as Executive Director of the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID). IM4DC congratulates both Daniel Dumas and CIIEID on the appointment. Daniel Dumas brings 25 years of experience in the energy and extractive sectors to the Institute. He has held senior positions with major international organisations […]

In The Zone 2014

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is pleased to announce it will host a CEO-level Business Forum at The University Club of Western Australia on Thursday 1 May 2014. The Business Forum will present a broad snapshot of Asia’s economic progress and insights into the region’s demographic and social future, patterns of influence and power […]

IM4DC hosts Malawian delegation

In April 2014, IM4DC will host a Malawian mining delegation visit to Australia. Representatives consisting of senior officers from the Ministry of Finance, Mines and the Malawi Revenue Authority will participate in the tour to Perth, Western Australia.  The Malawian Government will be implementing the Mining for Growth and Governance Support Project with assistance from […]

Mineral Policy and Economics Short Course

Mineral policy and economics are the focus of an IM4DC short course held between 23 June and 18 July 2014 in Perth, Australia. The four-week program will provide an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of minerals policy that informs regulatory frameworks and economics in the resource sector. Mid-level to senior personnel from developing […]

IM4DC Masterclass on Resource Governance

IM4DC will present a four-week masterclass on Resource Governance between 30 June and 26 July 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The program will host up to 20 representatives from governments, think tanks and academic institutions from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Mid-level to senior personnel in government, civil society organisations and universities engaged in […]

Message from the Director

Earning appropriate revenue from mining is a focus of all resource-rich countries. Western Australian Premier, Colin Barnett, highlighted Australia’s approach to royalties and mining-related taxation during his recent visit to Southern Africa.  “The Australian Government then collects a tax on company profits on the same basis as any other business. This system is transparent and […]

Applications open for upcoming IM4DC programs

IM4DC invites applications for two of its upcoming programs in June and July 2014 – a Masterclass on Resource Governance held in Brisbane, Australia and a Mineral Policy and Economics short course held in Perth, Western Australia.  Both programs will involve a group of up to 20 representattives from governments, civil society organisations and academic […]

Wrap up of other IM4DC events

In addition to the Emerging Leaders in African Mining program and the Philippines workshop, IM4DC’s strong start to its 2014 program has included five other courses and workshops in Africa and Australia: Geographical Information Systems – Lusaka, Zambia Regional Development in Resource Regions – Perth, Western Australia Mining Tax Administraion and Collection Frameworks – Johannesburg, […]

Emerging Leaders in African Mining program

The January E-News featured a major initiative for IM4DC, with the initial Emerging Leaders in African Mining program held in Cape Town, South Africa in January and February 2014. The two week program, co-hosted with the Africa Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), focused on leadership concepts and practices in the context of minerals developments.  It was […]

World Bank launches ‘Billion Dollar Map’

The World Bank has announced its plan to map Africa’s natural resources with the aim of delineating more clearly the continent’s undiscovered mineral wealth.  Speaking at the Mining Indaba Conference, Tom Butler, Global Head of Mining at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, said that the project, dubbed the Billion Dollar […]

New publication: How to understand mining contracts

A new book has been published titled ‘Mining contracts: How to read and understand them’. It was created to highlight strong contract clauses and explore how others could be improved.  Written in just five days by 14 experts, the book goes beyond legal considerations to explore the policy questions and company interests underlying contract provisions […]