Agenda - Wednesday 14th June 2017
|09.00 – 10.00||
The Challenges and prospects of Energy Minerals powering a new age of rapid Industrialisation in West Africa.
This session will focus on energy minerals and how they can be leveraged for infrastructural development. Highlight various energy minerals in West Africa and Nigeria and their vast industrial uses. Project yearly spend to bridge Nigeria’s power infrastructural gap over the next 10 years. What is the strategy for implementation? How do energy minerals play into the infrastructural development goal: Coal-to- power strategy, bitumen and steel for construction and lithium for power cells? Issues and challenges with obtaining these minerals.
H.R Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing
H.E. Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Ministry of Transport
|10.00 – 11.00||
Past, Present & Future
Session will explore the commonalities in artisanal mining across countries in West Africa and beyond, the potential risks and opportunities inherent in harnessing and integrating artisanal mining into the formal economy and contemporary approaches to developing artisanal mining including regulations, licenses, policies, funding, skill and infrastructural development, product pricing and standardization, among others. It will also explore experience and success storied within the West Africa sub-region and other climes.
Mr. Jean B. Bakole, Representative and Director in Nigeria United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Alhaji Sani Shehu, President, Miners Association of Nigeria
Mr. Hadley Natus, Director, MRI Trading
Mr. Carmie Olowoyo, General Manager – Corporate Symbol Base Metals
Mr. Demola Gbadegesin, Managing Director, Promethean Resources
|11.00 – 12.00||
Improving Private Sector Participation in Mining:
Addressing Challenges to Doing Business in West African Countries
Spotlight on crucial benefits of increased private sector participation in mining sector While highlighting major concerns of private investors. Compare contribution of the private sector to mining in West Africa over the last 10 years and discuss What developing countries with high private sector participation, are doing differently. Also discuss how west African governments can ease concerns of private investors and increase participation including specific measures, requirements, and structures, to improve private participation – registration, licenses, host community relations and management, minerals, taxes, funding (e.g. Joint ventures, PPP).
Chris De Vies, Deloitte Africa
Dr. Toni Aubynn, CEO, Ghana Minerals Commission
Ms. Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Investment Promotion Council
Engr. Mohammed Amate, Director General, Mining Cadastral Office, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development
|14.00 – 15.00||
Geological Data Generation and Mineral Prospectivity:
Challenges and Prospects for Cooperation and Optimisation in Data Generation and Management amongst West African countries
Mining is capital intensive and success depends hugely on the quality and breadth of data available and data availability remains a major constraint to the development of the mining sector in West Africa. Session will explore challenges and constraints to acquiring and managing exploration data to unlock mining exploration. It will review pros and cons of approaches adopted by other resource rich countries to overcome the data challenge. It will also Identify potential collaborative efforts in data generation and analysis across the bloc to optimize discovery and exploration and recommend ideas, models and partnerships to be pursued by west African countries to overcome the data challenge.
Prof. Ibrahim Garba, Professor of Geology / Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University
Engr. Alex Nwegbu, President, Organisation of African Geological Surveys/ Director General, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency
Name of Official, Chairman, Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists COMEG
Mr. Tim Tokun, Director, VPMR
Name of Official, Director General, Burkina Faso Geological Survey Agency
Name of Official, Director General, Guinea Geological Survey Agency
Name of Official, Director General, Mali Geological Survey Agency
Andrew de Klerk, Senior Manager, Venmyn Deloitte
|15.00 – 16.00||
Mining for National Development:
Minerals Beneficiation and Value Chain Optimisation for Industrialisation and Economic Growth
Session will review the potential growth in the economies of West African countries inherent in increased local beneficiation mineral ores prior to export. It will also identify missing and/or underdeveloped elements critical to unlocking local beneficiation activities in West Africa as well as identify drivers of change, areas of transition, and future of mining and plan actions to accomplish optimisation. It will also discuss how to ensure sustainability of mining in an ever changing global economy: demand, competitive costing, technological advancements and climate change.
Abiel Mngomezulu, CEO/ President, MINTEK, South Africa
Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and InvestmentM
Prince Adetokunboh Kayode, Chairman, Gemstones Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria
Mr. Waheed Olagunju, Managing Director, Bank of Industry
Mr. Pade Davies, Director of Planning, Research, and Strategy, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development
|16.00 – 17.00||
Transparency and Sustainability in Mining:
The role of Mining in meeting the SDG goals
The Africa mining vision and the associated action plan recognize prudent management of mineral resources including a shift from export of ores to localization of beneficiation activities as an essential requirement for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The session will explore the nexus between the mining sector and SDGs and review progress of the West African Countries against the nine programme cluster units defined in the Africa mission vision action plan.
Mr. Edward Kallon, United Nations Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria
Mrs. Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals
Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, World Bank, Country Director
Mr. Waziri Adio, Executive Secretary/CEO Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)
Dr. Otive Igbuzor, Executive Director African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development
Ms. Abi Baiyewu-Teru, Country Director, Global Rights
|17.00 – 17.10||
Closing Remarks / Vote of Thanks
Mr Mohammed Abass