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Diagnostic and Training on Environmental Management And Mine Closure in Tanzania

Training Details
February 19, 2024 to February 23, 2024
Dodoma, Tanzania


The IGF organized a week-long workshop for government officials responsible for Tanzania’s mining sector. The program was focused on environmental management and mine closure in the country. 

To begin the workshop, participants completed the IGF’s Environmental Management Progress Assessment (EMPro) Tool to diagnose the state of play for environmental management in the country. After the diagnostic, there was a series of training sessions covering the following key policy areas, as outlined in the IGF’s guidance on environmental management: biodiversity, emergency preparedness and response, water, and waste management.

The workshop’s mine closure portion covered several important topics, including post-mining land uses, reclamation, closure cost estimating, financial assurance, and social elements of mine closure. Participants also examined case studies, completed exercises, and engaged in guided group discussions on mine closure to enhance the learning process. 

Participants also visited Shanta Gold’s Singida mine to see how various practices described during the workshop are being applied at this medium-scale operation. Attendees toured one of the mine’s open pits, tailings storage facility, and processing plant. Additionally, they had the opportunity to talk with the mine director and several department heads (geology, environment, emergency, social), who explained how they apply good practices in the mine’s activities.

In total, the program was completed by 29 participants from various government agencies. This workshop was organized with the support of Tanzania’s Ministry of Minerals.