IM4DC is actively shaping global knowledge networks and building leadership in mining for development through its Alumni Program that engages IM4DC participants around the globe.  

The Centre has formed a network of alumni across developing countries that have completed a component/s of IM4DC’s program. Alumni comprise current and future leaders in mining for development and are a valuable group informing and supporting IM4DC.

Alumni benefit from ongoing engagement with IM4DC and from peer networks with fellow alumni from around the world. This ongoing engagement enables continued professional development and fosters transfer of knowledge and experience between alumni.

The Alumni Program provides alumni with a platform to actively support one another to implement their learning, gain ongoing access to leading practices and advice from Australian and international practitioners, stay connected to share their knowledge and experience, and address mining for development issues in their home countries.

Key to ongoing engagement has been annual Alumni Forums and regular in-country Alumni Days. At these events, Alumni discuss and debate key mining and development issues and develop recommendations for policies and initiatives to derive better development outcomes from well-governed mining. Details of Alumni Forums and Alumni Days can be accessed from the menu on the right.

In this way, IM4DC is seeking to create a global knowledge network and community of practice, supported by a purpose-built online alumni support system M4D Link.