M4DLink is a global, active, online community, where Mining for Development (M4D) alumni, faculty, and experts can collaborate with peers to influence policy and effect change through networking, innovative problem-solving, and sharing expertise.

19 September 2016
Rodalee Ofiaza, Mining Engineer - Technical Adviser to the Chairman, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines was awarded a MEfDA conference
16 August 2016
When MEfDA invited proposals for Alumni Regional Study Tours from her alumni in the first quarter of 2016, the proposal from Raymond Kudzawu-D’Pherdd, the General Secretary of the Accra Mining Network, was selected for the African Region, for his 5 member intra-sector coalition te
17 May 2016
The #PledgeForParity Campaign demonstrates the Mining and Energy for Development global community’s commitment to achieving gender parity. This was in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8, with the theme this year #PledgeForParity.
3 March 2016
In 2013, Mongolia was one of the most rapidly expanding economies in the world with economic growth of 11.7 % but this fell to 7.8 % in 2014 and is expected to bottom at 3 % in 2016.


Slower, lower, weaker...but not defeated
MEfDA's #PledgeForParity Campaign
Alternative Business Models for Mongolian Entrepreneurs


Share progress on your return to work plan and receive feedback from your colleagues and faculty.

If you recently developed a return to work plan as part of a M4D activity, you and your workshop group will be invited to meet in the Return to Work space, every 2-3 months, to share your progress, assist your colleagues and get assistance from your peers and faculty.


Connect with alumni to discuss and solve some of the big challenges in resource development that are impacting governments and communities around the world.

In the groups area, alumni can join or create thematic groups or country groups. Through groups, alumni can connect with members with similar interests, share resources, access topical news, discuss challenges, and publicise events that relate to the country group or thematic group.



Join in the global discussion on development-related issues in the M4D forums.

Share your experiences, help others, discuss your local challenges and receive ‘just-in-time’ solutions.

About M4DLink

M4DLink is a global, active, online community for Mining for Development (M4D) alumni, faculty, and experts. It’s a place where members can collaborate to influence policy and effect change through networking, innovative problem-solving and sharing expertise.

The M4D community is made up of alumni and faculty who have participated in study tours, short courses, fellowships and scholarships funded by the following organisations:

Mineral and Energy for Development Alliance (MEfDA) is a joint initiative of The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland.

The M4DLink website is supported by funds from Australian Aid.