Social Impact Assessment of Artisanal Mining in Eastern Indonesia

Social Impact Assessment of Artisanal Mining in Eastern Indonesia

Artisanal small scale mining (ASM) is increasing rapidly in eastern Indonesia. It has potential to provide cash income for the poor, but also has negative impacts on health and long-term livelihoods through environmental damage and social upheaval.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from potential PhD candidates to work alongside researchers from CDU and the Australian National University who are collaborating with Indonesian government agencies and University and NGO partners in two provinces to investigate the social (and environmental) impacts of artisanal mining in Nusa Tenggara Timor and Southeast Sulawesi. The research will be linked with environmental research on this topic.

Australian candidates are encouraged to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Research award through Charles Darwin University. Indonesian candidates are encouraged to apply for scholarships through AusAID, DIKTI or CDU International scholarships. Opportunities exist to enrol in a joint CDU-ANU PhD degree.

For more information contact Dr Bronwyn Myers ( or Dr Natasha Stacey ( at RIEL, or Assoc Prof Andrew Mc William ( at ANU.

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