MEfDA aims to deliver an integrated program of activities with the education program at the core supplemented by applied research, leadership development activities and events for the global network of alumni and experts. These activities are underpinned institutional collaborations
The winners of the M4DLink Gender and Extractives Photo Competition attended the UN Women Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractive Industry. MEfDA had a stall at the Sharefair that displayed the winning pictures from Georgette Barnes on women’s voice in decision-making, leadership, and peace-building and Eulalie Tanteliniony and Monica Mosha on women’s economic empowerment.
Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance sponsored academics from three universities in Zambia and Mozambique to present on “Strategies for addressing challenges facing mining schools” at the regional conference of the Society of Mining Professors.
In collaboration with Austrade and the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, MEfDA organised a two day workshop on Sustainable Mining Practices for Vietnamese stakeholders. The workshop was based around the Australian Government’s Leading Practice in Sustainable Development in Mining Program, and was facilitated by Professor David Mulligan from UQ’s SMI Centre of Mined Land Rehabilitation and Professor David Laurence from UNSW’s Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices. It involved a total of 20 participants from government, industry and civil society, and was followed by a half-day workshop with Vietnamese government officials focussed on regulatory frameworks and processes for environmental protection.