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Alumni are leading positive change in their spheres of influence. These stories demonstrate how empowered individuals, coalitions and institutions are leveraging their knowledge, skills and networks to advocate for, implement and influence inclusive benefits from minerals and energy stewardship. We would like to hear what you’ve been up to since participating in a program; contact us to share your story.

Resolving mining and agriculture land disputes in Zimbabwe

Ted Muzoroza

Resolving mining and agriculture land disputes in Zimbabwe

Ted Muzoroza, alumnus of Minerals Policy and Economics 2014, has been appointed Commissioner of Lands at the recently established Zimbabwe Lands Commission and Deputy Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Lands Commission. Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa with an economy that depends heavily on its mining and agriculture sectors. Zimbabwe is one of the Read more…

Improving financial reporting standards on mining in Uruguay

Fabiana Kiedanski

Improving financial reporting standards on mining in Uruguay

Fabiana Kiedanski is an Accountant at the National Directorate of Mining and Geology, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM-DINAMIGE), Uruguay and a Lecturer in Accounting in the Accounting and Taxes Department at the University of the Republic. In the context of increasing foreign interest to develop Uruguay’s iron ore deposits, Fabiana’s Return to Work Read more…

Corporate social responsibility in Gunung Mas, Indonesia

Dian Anggraeni

Corporate social responsibility in Gunung Mas, Indonesia

Dian works for Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta/Tambuhak Sinta Foundation (YTS), a development foundation based in the natural-resource-rich Indonesian province of Kalimantan. Gunung Mas district, where YTS operates, has a population of 154,000 with over 80 mining companies, 21 palm oil companies and 11 forestry companies. YTS, through its Governance Project supported by Ford Foundation and ASEAN Read more…

Water quality studies in Peru: connecting mines, communities, government and researchers

Shianny Vasquez Cardeña

Water quality studies in Peru: connecting mines, communities, government and researchers

Shianny is involved in research analysing the environmental relationship between ground and surface water, sediments and rocks and how these could affect human health in Ichuña region, Peru. This study aims to provide important evidence to help address community concerns that mining companies are polluting the environment. Ichuña is a district in southern Peru with Read more…

Managing the social and environmental impacts of artisanal mining in Cameroon

Bertrand Ngouo

Managing the social and environmental impacts of artisanal mining in Cameroon

In Cameroon, most artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) communities are characterized by declining agriculture activity, environmental destruction and women miners who are socially and economically disadvantaged compared to men. As part of his Return to Work following his participation in the Australia Awards short course on Managing the Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining Read more…

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