Change projects are implemented by the participants in their home countries with the support of mentors from Sweden.

Developing and implementing a change project is integral to the training programme. The aim is in the short perspective to develop solutions to current challenges where the participants are active. The change project is a process where good governance principles are both goals to achieve and tools to implement positive change.

The change project in ITP308 is:

  • formulated and proposed by individuals or an organization,
  • refined and structured during the training in Sweden,
  • implemented by the participants during 10 months of project work,
  • supported by a mentor,
  • established in the organisation’s processes and procedures,
  • reported and evaluated at a regional conference,
  • built upon and sustained in coming trainings.

The programme is made up of four phases: an inception phase, training in Sweden, change-project and a regional conference. The change project is developed, implemented and evaluated during all phases of ITP308. The participants in the training will produce several reports, evaluations and presentations to document implementation of the project. The outcome and evaluation of the project is presented to the organisation and relevant stakeholders.

More information

To read more in-depth information about change projects in the ITP308: Mine Water & Mine Waste Management course read our guideline document:

Guideline document (link)

There are several documents you will need to fill in during your change project. Note that deadlines are given during the course in Sweden.

Project plan (link)

Halfway report (link)

Project report (link)

Examples of change projects:

Kenya (G1) – Environmental framework for mine site closure

Kenya (G2) - National guidelines for licensing and inspection of mine waste storage facilities in Kenya

Kenya (G3) – Toolkit for permitting and inspections of waste rock dumps in mining sites

Ethiopia (G1) – Environmental management guidelines for artisanal mining in Ethiopia

Ethiopia (G2) – General mine closure plan guideline for Ethiopia

Ethiopia (G3) – Compliance monitoring checklist for environmental and mine safety management of gold and related mines operation projects

Tanzania (G1) – Guidelines for mine water and tailings management for small and medium scale mines

Tanzania (G2) – Joint inspection checklist for mines

Tanzania (G3) – Mine waste management drawings for small scale mining

Zambia, MSD (G1) – Tailings storage facility tool kit

Zambia, ZEMA (G1) – Guidelines for inspection and review of tailings storage facilities

Zambia, MSD (G2) – Toolkit for waste rock dump inspection

Zambia (G3) – A national guideline for mine waste facilities - waste rock dumps and tailings storage facilities