Call for Applications: Local Economic and Social Development in the Extractives Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (LESDE-ASM)

The Australia Awards-Africa will be delivering a second iteration of the Local Economic and Social Development in Extractives (LESDE) short course with a special focus on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). The course will be delivered from 11th February, 2019 to 8th March 2019 in Australia and from 8th – 26th April, 2019 in Ghana.


Nature of Programme
The course is based on a four-week foundation module delivered in Australia that covers the world’s best practice in local economic and social development in extractives, followed by a three-week exposure and application module delivered in Ghana. It aims to provide participants with the skills to design and implement improvements that will contribute to their organisations’ effectiveness in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by ASM in the African context. The programme includes lectures, best practice related to artisanal and small-scale mining, local economic and social development, collaborative planning, entrepreneurship, global standards, social, gender and environmental impact assessment, and mine planning across the mine cycle.


Application Process
Interested applicants must complete the attached course outline and e-application form. The documents are also available at the following links:


• Course Outline
• Application Form

Completed applications must be submitted to applications@adsafrica.com.au 

Important Information

  1. Interested applicants from UG are to apply to ORID for their letters of support. Request for letters of support must be submitted in the attached template and should include all relevant supporting documents. Requests must reach ORID by Friday 23rd November, 2018.
  2. Only applications submitted to applications@adsafrica.com.au will be considered.
  3. Interested applicants are to visit: www.australiaawardsafrica.org for more information on the short course.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 30th November, 2018.