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Development challenges and opportunities facing Africa’s mineral sector

What:

Virtual Seminar on Minerals and Africa’s Development: Challenges and Opportunities.  

Who:

African Development Bank

When:

Thursday 25 February 10:00 to 12:00 GMT

Where:

Virtual (Via Zoom)

The African Development Bank’s African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) and African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) will join the Nordic Africa Institute in hosting a webinar titled, Minerals and Africa’s Development: Challenges and Opportunities.

The webinar is part of an ongoing series on Africa’s COVID-19 response and the Extractives Sector that is exploring the role of the  extractives sector in supporting the continent’s development and post COVID-19 recovery.

This session will delve deeply into key issues discussed in the International Study Group (ISG) Report on Minerals and Africa’s Development and the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and their relevance in contemporary times,  and identify practical measures to ensure the sector can strengthen Africa’s resilience and sustainable growth during and beyond the pandemic.

Key speakers include:

Minerals and Africa’s Development: Reflections on the ISG Report and implementation of the Africa Mining Vision

Minerals and Africa’s Development: Critical success factors in local content development and selected country experiences

Resolving international trade and investment issues, and civil society organisations’ involvement in the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision

Progress on artisanal mining formalisation and gender issues

To register: https://afdb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SdxdsbR_R1GOOkDrcv1K1Q

You are encouraged to submit your questions about this session by Tuesday 23 February 2021 via Sli.do here

Interpretation services in both English and French will be available.

African Development Bank Group

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