DAP 2014 Mining – MSEIM

Desired Applicant Profile – Managing the Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining
Target group
  • You are a national of an eligible country.
  • You are a mid- to senior-level professional working in a mining policy, practice, research or reform role.
  • You are currently employed in a mining ministry or other relevant government agency or civil society organisation.
  • You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve mining policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
  • You must meet the age restriction requirements for your country.
  • You must meet the work experience requirements for your country.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the Short Course.
  • As this course will be delivered in English, an appropriate level of language proficiency is required, such that Awardees will be able to participate fully and benefit from the course.
  • You must meet the general minimum criteria outlined below.
  • Female candidates and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
Support service options
  • Special needs assistance as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
General eligibility criteria for Africa Fellowship applicants
To be eligible for an Africa Fellowship, applicants must:
  • have citizenship of and be currently living in the country of your nationality;
  • not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship;
  • satisfy all the requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa;
  • satisfy any specific admission requirements of the institution at which the short course is to be undertaken; and
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Applicants must inform the Australian Government of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with the managing contractors at the time of application.

Course details
  • Global context and international standards
  • Legislative context
  • Mine planning to reduce impact
  • Social responsibility in mining
  • Social and environmental impact assessments (community participation and disclosure), including gender impact assessment and human rights impact assessment or due diligence
  • Establishing meaningful stakeholder engagement processes (including separate processes for women)
  • Environmental and risk managements systems
  • Environmental protection
  • Water use, management and impacts
  • Community engagement
  • Gender impact of mining
  • Mining-related sexual violence, alcohol-related violence and HIV/AIDS
  • Artisanal mining sub-sector.


  • The course is anticipated to run for between five to eight weeks.
  • Africa Fellowships will be delivered between July 2014 and March 2015.
  • Africa Fellowships are an intensive learning experience.

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