EAI International Conference on Technology, R&D, Education and Economy for Africa

Research Article

An innovative Model of Training and Collaboration in the Mining Sector

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275654,
        author={OUEDRAOGO Morou Fran\`{e}ois and TOE Wilfried and SIEBENALLER Luc and JESSELL Mark},
        title={An innovative Model of Training and Collaboration in the Mining Sector},
        proceedings={EAI International Conference on Technology, R\&D, Education and Economy for Africa},
        keywords={education - training geology mining burkina faso},
  • OUEDRAOGO Morou François
    TOE Wilfried
    JESSELL Mark
    Year: 2018
    An innovative Model of Training and Collaboration in the Mining Sector
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-3-2018.2275654
OUEDRAOGO Morou François1,*, TOE Wilfried2, SIEBENALLER Luc3, JESSELL Mark4
  • 1: Institut Teng–Tuuma Geosciences de Ouagadougou (ITTGO)), 09 BP 859 Ouagadougou 09, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • 2: ONG-D « Le Soleil dans la Main » Burkina, ASBL, 09 BP 908 Ouagadougou 09, Burkina Faso
  • 3: ONG-D « Le Soleil dans la Main », ASBL, 48, Duerfstrooss, L-9696 Winseler, Luxembourg
  • 4: Centre for Exploration Targeting, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
*Contact email: mfo.ttg@gmail.com


Abstract. To date, education and training in the mining sector in Burkina Faso is quite “theoretical" because of certain limiting factors. Several recommendations and projects try to answer the mismatch between research, training and jobs. The “railway model” proposed here presents the possibility of applying a new mode of collaboration between the different actors in sustainable development in the applied geosciences. This is the necessary match between "Applied Research" and "Operational Geology". This model of education and training can only be carried out by trainers who have together mining intelligence, operational geology know-how and the ability to convey their acquired experience. It is a bottom-up model, according to the realities and needs of the country for a visible impact in sustainable development. In particular, it addresses the issue youth employment in the mining sector and proposes a solution for managing the development in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector.