Zambia - Education for Sustainable Development in Mineral Resources Management Project at the University of Zambia


Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2016
Signature Date 16 Mar 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11420
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 1,209,760.15
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Education for Sustainable Development in Mineral Resource Management project at the University of Zambia is a funding operation that aims to contribute to youth employment and inclusive economic growth through the sustainable exploitation of mineral resources ( SMRD). To achieve the objectives of the project, two major actions are envisaged: a) the capacity building of the University of Zambia (UNZA) to enable it to independently provide a master's program in SMRD, which will pass through the improvement of the knowledge and skills of six professors through short courses offered by the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Stellenbosch; and (b) support for postgraduate training for 75 students under the current master's program, jointly provided by UNZA (in Zambia) and UCT and Stellenbosch (both in South Africa). The project is organized around the following four (04) components: (i) Capacity building for sustainable exploitation of mineral resources; (ii) Internships for the acquisition of practical and field knowledge; (iii) Analytical work on the main issues of sustainability in the mining sector; and (iv) support to project management.

Project Objectives

The project's development objective is to contribute to youth employment and inclusive economic growth in Zambia through sustainable development of mineral resources. The specific objective is to strengthen the capacity of the University of Zambia to effectively deliver a master's degree program in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development (SMRD).

Beneficiaries

The project targets two types of beneficiaries: a) some faculty from the University of Zambia's School of Mines who require knowledge and skills development in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development (SMRD); and b) graduate students who are required to participate in the Master's program in SMRD.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Zambia
Implementing
Université de Zambie

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-IAD-002
Last Update 26 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name TAKEI Keiko
Email k.takei@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-15.4 28.33333 University of Zambia