How I Intend to use benefits from scholarship and possible constraints
Firstly, I intend to use the knowledge and skills acquired from my studies to establish a consultancy firm. Ghana's mining policy framework prioritizes large-scale activities over ASM. Therefore, I will work with the appropriate bodies, such as the EPA and Mineral Commission, to ensure that environmental and geological data and support services are accessible to ASM companies.
Additionally, I plan to integrate capacity-building training programs into ASM communities. The dynamics of ASM communities are poorly understood, resulting in inappropriate support services. Training programs will promote best practices and focus on practical mining topics for women in ASM operations. As a result, ASM communities can foster partnerships with stakeholders and the private sector.
Finally, I will leverage my numerous international connections to form alliances to invest capital and equipment in the ASM sector. Poverty and a lack of resources pose significant challenges for ASM miners in Ghana. Through the Australian Awards Alumni network, I will have access to a community of diverse individuals and organizations to pitch ASM investment opportunities.
My major constraint would be bureaucracy in dealing with political or governmental institutions, as it slows implementation. Also, ASM is considered an avenue for the low-income class in Ghana; hence, adopting the appropriate technologies is a financial constraint.