I worked in PNG for three years from 1998 helping to re-establish the Small scale
Mining Branch of the Dept of Mining. setting up an education program for mining
professionals as well as the widespread small scale mining industry.
Over a couple of years I was casually involved in the Mine closure plan for the
kelian gold mine in Kalimantan. I worked with the small scale mining community and
their relationship to the rehabilitation of the mine site.
2005-6 I spent in central Australia working for Ernabella Arts helping to transfer
ownership to local people of the ceramics workshop. this has extended into assisting
to build relationships with other remote indigenous ceramic workshops