Mining and Agriculture Symposium: From Resource Curse to Development Driver


8-10 October 2014 – Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda


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The Australian Government hosted the Mining and Agriculture Symposium: From Resource Curse to Development Driver. This was an opportunity for alumni to contribute to the development agenda for mining and agriculture in Africa.


Agriculture and mining are both critical to the health of economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The Australian Government’s aid program has funded activities to share Australia’s experiences in mining and agriculture with African nations and support African government’s efforts to harness these sectors for development. Australia Awards – Africa, Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF), Australia Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) and the International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) have all included activities to build relevant skills, establish sound governance and promote productive linkages between the industries.


This symposium built on what has been achieved so far and discussed ways in which to maximise the development benefits of mining and agriculture in Africa. Nearly 100 alumni from Australia Awards, AAPF and IM4DC programs convened in this event and joined discussions with a broad range of other experts in the mining and agriculture fields from across Africa and Australia.


A story on the event can be accessed here


Symposium program 



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