M4DLink is a global, active, online community, where Mining for Development (M4D) alumni, faculty, and experts can collaborate with peers to influence policy and effect change through networking, innovative problem-solving, and sharing expertise.

4 February 2017
John Ipidari, Manager - Project Coordination Mineral Resources Authority (MRA), Papua New Guinea (PNG), shares how he is applying the lessons learnt following his successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Responsible Resources Development [GCR
18 January 2017
Dr Indah Dwi Qurbani (pictured left) is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia and an alumnus of the IM4DC 2014 course on Minerals Policy and Economics. Indah has been researching mining conflicts in Lumajang, Indonesia.
14 December 2016
Ted Muzoroza, alumnus of Minerals Policy and Economics 2014, has been appointed Commissioner of Lands at the recently established Zimbabwe Lands Commission and Deputy Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Lands Commission. 
21 November 2016
Fabiana Kiedanski is an Accountant at the National Directorate of Mining and Geology, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM-DINAMIGE), Uruguay and a Lecturer in Accounting in the Accounting and Taxes Department at the University of


Applying lessons learnt from the Graduate Certificate in Responsible Resources Development
Mining conflicts in Lumajang, Indonesia
Resolving mining and agriculture land disputes in Zimbabwe
Improving financial reporting standards on mining in Uruguay


Share progress on your return to work plan and receive feedback from your colleagues and faculty.

If you recently developed a return to work plan as part of a M4D activity, you and your workshop group will be invited to meet in the Return to Work space, every 2-3 months, to share your progress, assist your colleagues and get assistance from your peers and faculty.


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About M4DLink

M4DLink is a global, active, online community for Mining for Development (M4D) alumni, faculty, and experts. It’s a place where members can collaborate to influence policy and effect change through networking, innovative problem-solving and sharing expertise.

The M4D community is made up of alumni and faculty who have participated in study tours, short courses, fellowships and scholarships funded by the following organisations:

Mineral and Energy for Development Alliance (MEfDA) is a joint initiative of The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland.

The M4DLink website is supported by funds from Australian Aid.