International Experience


EMM’s international experience and expertise

EMM embodies a wealth of international experience gained through our specialists, some of whom have held senior positions in the International Council on Mining and Metals and the World Bank.

EMM’s staff have worked on projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi and Indonesia. They include specialists who have extensive experience in managing environmental programs, ranging from preparing environmental and social impact assessments to mine closure plans. A selection of projects is given below.

Business Development Plan for Quarry Industry in Tonga

Client: Asian Development Bank

The business development plan was compiled to help the Tongan Government with institutional and operational arrangements for the quarrying industry in Tonga. The technical assistance project provided the basis for the cost-effective supply of necessary construction materials, and formed a prelude to the World Bank and other donors making major infrastructure investments in Tonga.

Australia-Africa Partnership: Mining Scoping Study

Client: AusAID

EMM prepared the scoping study to help Australia’s former aid agency, AusAID, define its program for the mining sector in Africa. The study evaluated the potential of the mining sector in eleven target countries, identified the most appropriate forms of development assistance and provided a template for systematically assessing assistance requests from target country governments.

Workshop for Enhancing the Development Impacts of Extractive Industries

Client: The World Bank

EMM’s Paul Mitchell represented Australia at the workshop held in Mozambique. He led discussion on the potential development contribution from mining investment, and used the experience of Ghana and Botswana as examples.

Advancing the EITI in the Mining Sector

Client: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Secretariat

EMM prepared two chapters of this publication on ‘The structure of the global mining sector’ and ‘Taxation and investment issues in mining’. Paul Mitchell also chaired the multi-stakeholder consultative group for the project and was one of the editors for the publication.