Environmental Management in Mining short course

IM4DC will shortly invite applications for its 2015 Environmental Management in Mining short course. The program will engage up to 20 representatives of governments, civil society organisations and academic institutions from developing countries.

Over four weeks based at The University of Queensland, the course will include opportunities to interact with other IM4DC participants and participate in field trips to industrial facilities and mine sites.

The course will run from Monday 2 to Friday 27 March 2015.

The short course will enable participants to acquire new skills and knowledge about leading practices in environmental management in mining. The overall aim is to build the capacity of participants to oversee development of minerals and energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner.

The program will:

  • Provide principles and case studies of leading practice in environmental management in mining, and provide detailed information to assist participants to implement leading practice approaches in their home countries
  • Enable critical discussion about mining and environmental management issues and approaches in different geographic and social settings
  • Build linkages between Australian institutions, and government and academic institutions in IM4DC priority nations
  • Facilitate networking for delegates with a range of Australian environmental management experts, as well as with fellow participants
  • Identify ongoing capacity-building needs in IM4DC focus nations.

Participants will each develop a Return to Work (RTW) project for further activity beyond the program.

Applications for the 2015 Environmental Management in Mining short course are open now on the IM4DC website here