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.

1 August 2018
Guyana Mining School in collaboration with the Australian High Commission, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Ministry of Natural Resources hosted an Australian Caribbean Mining Symposium "Towards A Green Development Strategy, Ensuring Decent Work Environments For Artisanal And Small- Sc
16 March 2018
The environmental damage caused by acid mine drainage (AMD) is a worldwide and growing problem in countries like Indonesia that are extracting coal and other metals.
5 March 2018
The M4DLink Women in Resources Mentoring Program was launched on the sidelines of Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa on February 4th 2018.
30 October 2017
Marikit Soliman, winner of “Achieving the SDGs in the extractive industry” competition, was sponsored to attend the


Digging for gold - Guyana Artisanal Mining Symposium
Alleviating the impact of acid mine drainage in Indonesia
M4DLink Women in Resources Mentoring Program Launch
ICSD challenged me to think of the unimagined!


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.