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 online training,
- 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 Mine water and mine waste management programme is made up of four parts: an introductory module, an online training, a change-project work section 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.
To read more in-depth information about change projects in the ITP308: Mine Water & Mine Waste Management course read our guideline document:
Download the Guideline document
There are several documents you will need to fill in during your change project. Note that deadlines are given during the online training.
Download Initial project presentation Template (Powerpoint)
Download Final project presentation Template (Powerpoint)
Latest Change projects
Kenya (G5) – Finalizing, Piloting, and Capacity Building on the Artisanal Mining Committee Manual
Rwanda (G5) – Guidelines of tailings management in the small-scale mining sector in Rwanda
Zambia (G5) – Initiative to Enhance Formalization of ASM in Zambia
Previous 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
Kenya (G4) – A training manual for artisanal mining committees in Kenya: Checklist for the artisanal mining permit
Liberia (G4) – Environmental stewardship minimal benchmark toolkit for artisanal miners
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
Tanzania (G4) – Simplified training and awareness material for mine waste management in small and medium scale mines
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
Zambia (G4) – Training manual to enforce the national guidelines for mine waste storage facilities (tailings storage facilities and waste rock dumps)