Success Stories

 

Changing the face of Nigeria’s public transport system

 

Nigeria relies heavily on private vehicle mobility than on public transportation which has led to serious road congestion, long travel times and environmental problems which require urgent resolution. To mitigate these problems, the Nigerian government is now focusing on the role of other modes of transport like heavy/light rails and Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT), amongst others to provide an...

 

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...