All of us at the IM4DC secretariat extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of IM4DC’s partners for their support along our journey over the past three years and eight months.
During this time, IM4DC and its partners have developed a unique platform to support developing nations to realise social and economic development from minerals and energy.
Underpinning the success of IM4DC is our network of talented and inspirational Alumni and strong linkages between Australian and developing country institutions. They form a unique community of practice around all aspects of mining and development. New knowledge and approaches enable developing countries to transform their extractive resource endowment to inclusive, sustainable economic and social growth.
We hope that interactions with us and our delivery partners have provided individuals and institutions with tools that support transformational changes to achieve real and sustainable benefits from mineral and energy resources.
As you may be aware, the Australian Government is planning a new extractives centre to deliver capacity-building in governance. As well, The University of Queensland (UQ) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) have created an alliance to build on the success of IM4DC and to draw on and expand the global network of alumni and practitioners. The UQ and UWA Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance aims to continue to assist developing nations and communities to build minerals and energy sectors that deliver sustainable benefits to nations and communities.