One week experience sharing workshop on Mining and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Perspectives for African nations

Date: April 13-18, 2015

The mineral sector is a key driver for the country’s industrial growth. However, it has brought in its wake severe environmental repercussions and social conflicts. One of the greatest challenges, therefore, is how to make mining environmentally and socially acceptable - to define both the challenges and possible solutions. The mining industry’s commitment to sustainable mineral development needs to continue to evolve, in order to meet these challenges effectively. It is thus imperative to ensure better environmental governance in mining sector.

Aim: The environmental and social challenges in South Asia and Africa are moreover same. Thus, with an objective to improve the existing model of industrialization and to ensure reforms in environmental governance, CSE is organizing a hands-on one week experience sharing workshop on Mining and Sustainable Development: Challenges and perspectives. The aim of this workshop is to facilitate cross-country learning on the challenges faced in the mining sector, share best practices and discuss future sustainable prospective in this sector with the help of interactive sessions and site visits. 


  • To understand environmental and social challenges relevant to mining in different African nations

  • Applicable  laws and governance relevant to the mining sector

  • Assessment, interpretation and management of a mining project

  • Existing mining technologies, mine exploration and best practices

  • Mine closure plans and best practices in reclamation

  • Resettlement and rehabilitation, benefit sharing with communities

  • Addressing civil society concerns in the public consultation process

  • Emerging sustainable tools and best practices

CSE’s earlier involvement with African Nations: Last year, CSE conducted a two week Experience Sharing Workshop on EIA and SIA from 15 -26, September 2014 in New Delhi, India. There were participants from Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Gambia, Nigeria, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Egypt and five participants from South Asia- Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. The workshop comprised of country presentations by each participant, followed by presentations on environmental challenges and regulatory framework for compliance and monitoring and EIA and SIA processes in their respective countries. All this was further followed up by exposure visits. SLIDESHOW HERE

Target Group: Regulators engaged in EIA processes in the environmental departments of respective African nations and South Asia.


Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional
New Delhi, India, Pincode: 110062

No Registration Fees

Boarding/lodging will be provided by organisers to all the training participants. CSE will provide air tickets and arrange for the accommodation and mean. Only TA/DA has to be sanctioned by nominating state governments/ institutions.

Last date for applying: February 28, 2015

Slideshow: Experience Sharing Workshop on EIA and SIA (15-26 September, 2014)

For registration contact:

Swati Singh Sambyal
Senior Research Associate,
Mobile: 0091- 9910496283


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