UWA and UQ Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance

The Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland (UQ) have formed the Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance to build on the success of IM4DC.

Consistent with IM4DC’s mission, the Alliance will focus on assisting emerging resource economies to grow their mining and energy sectors in a way that enables inclusive and sustainable economic growth and social development.

The Alliance has been established by these two leading universities to support partnerships and co-investment with donor agencies and foundations, particularly those that are active in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

The Alliance will draw on and expand the network of alumni and collaborative practitioners that has been developed under the auspices of IM4DC.

Program areas where the Alliance partners have a demonstrated track record of successful delivery include:

  • Minerals policy, regulation and agreements
  • Petroleum and LNG policy, regulation and agreements
  • Revenue management
  • Environmental management and regulation
  • Regional and local social and economic development
  • Water governance and management
  • Health and safety of workforces and communities
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Technical aspects of exploration, mining and mineral recovery
  • Mine closure planning
  • Sub-national governance
  • Resource stewardship.

Programs delivered through the Alliance will be grounded in rigorous research and underpinned by ethical and academic standards provided by the University structure.

The EMI and SMI have been closely engaged in the global dialogue around resources and sustainable development for the past ten years, and have built leading reputations in this field.

For further information about the Alliance please contact Ieuan Linck via email:  or telephone +61 8 9263 9813.