During the first week of March, the University of Ghana’s Law School delivered the third iteration of a short course on Mining Law and Policy for Sustainable Development at the UG Legon campus in Accra.
This followed the development and successful delivery of the course twice during 2014, underwritten by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of a project designed to develop and promote local capacity in this field. The project is a partnership between the Law Faculties at The University of Western Australia and University of Ghana.
Following the feedback from the first two courses, this third course attracted more than 40 fee-paying participants from diverse stakeholder groups including government agencies, law firms, exploration and mining companies and community organisations. The interactive style of the sessions was successful and overall feedback very positive.
A repeat of the course is planned for later in 2015, and planning underway to also develop and deliver a short course focused specifically on negotiation and mediation in the resources sector.