Training opportunity in Sweden : Mine water and mine waste management

Training opportunity in Sweden Mine water and mine waste managementApply now for the SIDA training programme in Mine water and mine waste management. This programme is primarily offered to staff and management at government authorities tasked with permitting and inspecting mines. The training presents the science behind management of mine water and mine waste, and integrates several principles equally important to prevent and mitigate environmental impacts: professionalism, transparent processes and a human rights perspective.
The aim is to reduce knowledge gaps between authorities and industry and to make information about mining and the environment readily available to all stakeholders. The training focusses on mine waste and mine water and aims to improve permitting procedures, the quality of inspection and reporting at the participating agencies.
The programme involves a preparatory phase, three weeks of practical, theoretical and collaborating studies in Sweden (5–27 May, 2019), 10 months of project work with mentorship from Sweden and a final regional conference in one of the participating countries (23–27 March, 2020).
Sida and SGU hereby invites you to nominate candidates.
Organizer : The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) organises the training programme with support from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Swedish EPA) and Luleå University of Technology (LTU)
Duration : 5–27 May 2019
Locations :
 5–27 May, 2019 in Malå Sweden
23–27 March, 2020 in one of the participating countries
Target Region : Africa
Closing date for applications : January 24, 2019

Admission requirements

Invited countries : Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia are prioritised countries.
Candidates from other Southern and East African countries may be considered.
The participants and the change project they propose must be supported by their organisation with a clearly stated commitment for the applicant to participate at all phases of the training and with a stated commitment to support, implement and finalize the change projects.
Language requirements
The training programme will be organised and conducted in English. Candidates from countries where English is not an official language should do a language test with an official body in their home country, unless other documentation to support for her/his ability can be provided. Proficiency in English shall be certified on the Application form.
Health requirements
Considering the training programme consists of international travels and work away from home in a new environment, good health and full working capacity is conditioned. It is therefore recommended that candidates undergo a medical examination before filling in the Medical Statement in the Application form.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will cover all costs related to all programme phases except change projects and personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees. The implementation and completion of change projects must be fully funded and supported by the participant’s authority


Participants will better understand and improve their ability to handle and share
information about:
  • mineral extraction, society and environment,
  • environmental protection and biodiversity,
  • waste generation, waste prevention, recycling and waste disposal,
  • acid rock drainage, waste characterisation, water treatment,
  • waste rock and tailings storage facilities,
  • mine closure and rehabilitation,
  • transparent and inclusive processes in permitting and inspection.


Download Application form (pdf 69,28 kB)

Application should be written on the special form attached and include a recent photograph and required information and documents.

The application should be approved by the official nominating authority in your country as a proof of commitment and support to complete all phases of the training including support and funding to implement the proposed change project.

Application in original with required signatures and attachments should be submitted to the nearest Swedish Embassy/ Consulate. If there is no Swedish Embassy/Consulate in your country, the application should be submitted directly to the Program Secretariat.

Applications where several staff members collaborate in a common change project are prioritized. Note that also individual contributions and components must be clearly outlined in collaborative change projects. The proposed change projects must clearly state how team members contribute to the implementation of the collaborative project.

Note! Individual applications must be filled in also for team applications.

Applications submitted after closing date will not be considered.

Selection process

Selected candidates will be notified by e-mail not later than 5 February, 2019. Once selected, the candidate must confirm participation. A letter of Acceptance will be sent out, containing information on participation in the programme and the practical arrangements. Selected candidates shall be aware of the commitment to participate in all phases of the programme.

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