The IGF Secretariat provides capacity-building training and workshops to member countries upon request.
We tailor our programs to the specific needs of member governments and are prepared to provide training on all aspects of mining policy.
We seek out local and regional experts to engage in the training sessions, which further helps to build regional capacity and ensures that the program reflects local perspectives and realities.
Our training is informed by the Mining Policy Framework and is designed to be comprehensive. We examine the legal, social, political and economic aspects of mining policy.
We combine a theoretical and practical approach in presenting our training. Workshops on contract negotiations, for instance, will typically include mock negotiations to show how the theory discussed can be applied.
The IGF Secretariat has conducted a number of training sessions to date on the following topics:
- Artisanal/small-scale mining
- Mine closure
- Social and economic benefit optimization
- Environmental management
- Fiscal management
- Mining contract negotiations: how to prepare, and how to negotiate in order to optimize socioeconomic benefits
- Dispute resolution and conflict prevention: both legal disputes and social conflict with communities