Natural Resource Policy And Contract Negotiations

Announcement in Brief

Course Type : Short Term Course
Date : 21 – 25 November 2016
Duration : 1 week
Language : English
Location : Windhoek, Namibia
Programme Area : Natural Resource Policy and Contract Negotiations
Fees : US $ 2,000 (Excluding air travel and subsistence costs)
Scholarships : Yes (IDEP offers a limited number of partial and full scholarships)
Application Deadline : 21st October, 2016


The overarching objective of the course is to contribute to the development of a critical mass of highly skilled middle and senior policy officials and decision makers who will be suitably or better equipped to design and manage natural resources policy for the development of their countries and sub-regions. A robust mining policy must necessarily be built on a clear developmental vision. Such a vision must also inform the contractual negotiations that are held, so that the vision, policy and negotiations are properly interfaced to achieve desired outcomes. In addition to policy issues, the course will also provide training on mining contract negotiations, primarily on the basis of the African mining vision as the framing standard which African leaders have adopted under the auspices of the AU to ensure that African countries get the best benefits from their mineral resources for the purpose of advancing their national development agendas and the welfare of their citizens.

The course will respond to the expressed needs of African governments for a corpus of skilled midlevel and senior personnel, who are adequately equipped to design, implement and evaluate policies for the operation and governance of mineral activities and the promotion of national development through mineral contracts agreed with private, mainly foreign companies.