WEST AFRICA MINING FORUM & AWARDS 2022
APR 29, 2022
THEME: Mapping Africa’s mining industry: Towards driving investment decisions for sustainable future.
African Leadership Magazine is, putting together the Africa Mining Forum & Awards, Accra – 2022 to bring together policymakers, private sector leaders, Industry Titans, civil society leaders, and all stakeholders during this Forum to explore ways Africa can strategise to reposition the mining sector to drive investment decisions for sustainable future.
Africa is endowed with abundant mineral resources, including gold, silver, copper, uranium, cobalt, and many other metals which are key inputs to manufacturing processes around the world. The mining and extractive sector has contributed and continues to contribute a significant share of Africa’s exports, revenue and GDP annually. In 2019, minerals and fossil fuels accounted for over a third of exports from at least 60% of African countries. Additionally, 42 out of 54 African countries are classified as resource-dependent, with 18 countries classified as dependent on non-fuel minerals, 10 as dependent on energy or fuel exports and the rest as dependent on agricultural exports. Mineral resources contribute a significant amount of fiscal revenues, foreign currency reserves and employment to African countries. The mining and natural resources sector are critical in driving economic growth and development on the continent.
Mining can foster economic development by providing opportunities for decent employment, business development, increased fiscal revenues, and infrastructure linkages. Africa’s vast mineral resources have the potential to have a transformative impact on furthering growth and alleviating poverty in the region. To harness this potential, governments, industry and civil society must work together to ensure that mining plays a role in fostering inclusive growth and sustainable development. Internationally, automation and tech are being embraced in the mining sector as “Mining 4.0” is adopted. West Africa’s mining sector needs to work with labour to establish a way forward to preserve health and safety, increase productivity and has the best interest of mining communities at its center.
African Leadership Magazine is, therefore, putting together the Africa Mining Forum & Awards, Accra – 2022 to bring together policymakers, private sector leaders, Industry Titans, civil society leaders, and all stakeholders during this Forum to explore ways Africa can strategise to reposition the mining sector to drive investment decisions for sustainable future. This forum is in keeping with our tradition of presenting the sides of the continent businesses and investments, which hardly finds placement on the global stage, and celebrating exemplary leadership and individuals who have contributed to the economic development of the African continent, especially the mining sector. These groups of Africans are those who are doing things differently towards re-positioning the African continent and setting new landmarks. Most assuredly, the summit will be a platform that will connect local and international mining companies, institutional investors, private equity firms, and all actors across the entire mining value chain, to push forward with commitments and business deals that would power the African economic recovery.
- Keynote and Paper Presentations.
- Miners’ CEOs Roundtable Session.
- Industry titans’ leaders & Policy Makers Interactive Session.
- Launching/Unveiling the Special Publication of West African Mining Sector
- Award Presentations
- Ministers of Mines
- CEO/VP/Board/Directors of Extractive Industry companies in Africa.
- Consultants and strategic change managers
- Academics, R&D professionals, industry experts
- Finance players, Afro-centric funds, VC Funds,
- Mines service providers