IM4DC has presented Mining for Development Conferences to bring together stakeholders from government, civil society, industry, and the education and research sector to share experience and identify leading practice in mining governance and the interactions between mining and societies and economies.

Details of Conferences and the 2012 Roundtable are available on this page.

M4D Conference 2015

The Mining for Development Conference 2015 took place on 30 April 2015 in Perth, Western Australia.

Featuring Alumni leaders who have graduated from the IM4DC short course, workshop and study tour programs, it provided a platform for emerging leaders to discern and highlight the benefits being realised from mining in their various mining, development and national working contexts.

A highlight of the Conference was the coming together of government ministers, mining executives, international agencies and leaders of mining and development policy across the developing world sharing their knowledge and experiences. It provided a forum to engage with key influencers and world leaders to address the theme of ‘Shared goals – realising benefits’.

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M4D Conference 2013

The Mining for Development Conference 2013 took place on 20 and 21 May 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

The Conference was the Australian Mining for Development Initiative’s second annual event, and was hosted by the International Mining for Development Centre at The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland.

With the theme ‘Maximising Benefits’, the Conference provided a unique opportunity for developing countries, civil society, the private sector and the international donor community to discuss the challenges and opportunities that developing countries face as they commercialise their resources sectors.

The Conference focused on a range of issues that underpin the realisation of long term, sustainable benefit arising from mining for communities across the developing world.

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M4D Roundtable 2012

In 2012, the Conference was held in a one day Roundtable format. Hosted by the International Mining for Development Centre on 27 August 2012 in Perth, Western Australia, the Mining for Development Roundtable formed part of an on-going commitment to building international relationships and exchanging knowledge of leading-practice approaches to mining for development.

The one day Roundtable was designed to review the performance of mining in generating economic benefits and facilitating social progress in developing countries, and to identify the themes and principles required to guide future policy and practice.

The Roundtable provided a forum for governments, industry, civil society, universities and international donors to talk frankly about the opportunities and challenges that the mining sector presents to developing countries.

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