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UNIDO Zambia – Developing a curriculum and delivering training of trainers on water in mining

Project information

ProjectUNIDO Zambia – Developing a curriculum and delivering training of trainers on water in mining (Zambimine)
PartnersHämeen ammattikorkeakoulu (HAMK)
FundingUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Budget107 025 €

Zambia’s mining industry accounts for a significant part of the country’s exports and GDP, employing a large number of people. The water use of the mining industry affects the region’s access to clean water, creating not only negative environmental impacts but also economic, social and infrastructural challenges.

Our goal in the Zambimine project is to promote water protection in Zambia and create the capacity for Mopani Central Training Center (MCTC), a Zambian vocational training centre, to provide training for sector operators in sustainable water management. HAMK implements the curriculum for further education programme, ensuring certified competences for MCTC trainers to educate further. With the help of qualified MCTC staff, the staff of industry operators as well as supervisory authorities can be trained.

Zambimine is part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s (UNIDO) project “Supporting livelihoods through skills training and capacity building in the SADC Region“, strengthening the capacity of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) as well as addressing environmental protection challenges.

Target group

MCTC trainers, mining companies and their employees

Operating region



Training programme

  • Participatory and conversational online technical trainings (5 days in total)
  • Technical training workshop at MCTC (10 days)


  • Water quality sampling and testing
  • Water quantity measurements and monitoring
  • Pump types and applications

In addition to training MCTC will be provided with research equipment that MCTC can use in its teaching in the future.


Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA)

Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA)

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