In collaboration with the United Nations University, IBF delivers Master Class on Sustainable Resource Development in Zambia

In collaboration with the School of Mines, University of Zambia, IBF led a Master Class and a stakeholder consultation workshop on education for sustainable mining development. Government, corporate representatives, academia and CBOs participated in the Master Class and consultation workshop titled ‘UNU-ESD Africa for Sustainable Mining’. The workshop aimed to share best practices on education and capacity-building for sustainable mining. Lessons to be learned from the Zambian case:

  1. Effective Multi-stakeholder collaboration for sustainable mining development is paramount
  2. Building capacity at the corporate sector on sustainability performance and reporting
  3. There is a need to translated science into impact to assist communities adjacent to mining operations in forging more sustainable livelihood options (academia-industry collaboration)
  4. Fostering the alignment of national governance frameworks with the African Mining Vision, continental policy for sustainable mining development
  5. Building capacity on and empowering women to cope with adverse mining impacts, particularly those whose only livelihood option is artisanal and small scale mining

​Participant Stakeholders & Collaborators

  • UNU-IAS, United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Japan and the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • School of Mines, The University of Zambia
  • United Nations University, ESDA Program


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