Success Stories

 

Meet Mozambique Alumni Ambassador: Laila Chemane

 
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Mozambique Alumni Ambassador: Laila Chemane Master of Development Practice at the University of Queensland in 2011. How have your studies in Australia impacted on your organisation?   Studying in Australia gave me a better perspective in terms of how I could contribute to the development of poor communities in my country. Upon my return from Australia I went back to work at the NGO...

 

Increasing mining revenue to fund social infrastructure development in Madagascar

 
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Some 80% of Malagasy regions and towns depend on state subsidies or grants to function. Any tax revenue derived from mining activities is therefore an important source of income for local government in order to provide public services and infrastructure. The Court of Accounts in Madagascar which controls public revenue and expenditure is tasked with ensuring that this revenue is...

 

Placing a spotlight on the occupational health and safety needs of informal miners in South Africa

 
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Whilst the South African mining industry has consistently reduced fatalities since 2007, mine health and safety remains a great cause for concern. The situation is even worse in informal and artisanal mining operations as most often fatalities and injuries do not get reported to the national Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).   Informal mining is an “invisible” world in the midst of...

 

Changing government perceptions of artisanal and small scale mining’s contribution to development in Uganda

 
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Australia Awards Alumnus (MSc in Mineral and Energy Economics), Don Binyina Bwesigye, is the Executive Director of Africa Centre for Energy and Mineral Policy (ACEMP), a think-tank committed to promoting equity, shared value, socio-economic justice and the sustainable development of mineral and energy resources in Uganda and the East African Community.   Don is keen on improving the community, health, safety...

 

Access to information, improves productivity of livestock farmers

 
James Machingura used the skills gained to introduce knowledge and share new technology with vulnerable communities.

"I am proud of Australia,” says James Machingura when he describes the impact his 2013 Australia Awards Short Course in Livestock Systems has had on thousands of farmers in Zimbabwe. “I gained a lot of knowledge and skills in livestock systems in Australia; skills in planning a programme and techniques in project presentation among others.” The short course also covered gender...