November 27, 2020 11:03 pm

MINERALS AFRICA DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION (MADI) LIMITED

creating an open and constructive environment to support the economic, social and environmental structural transformation of Africa's mineral sector

MADI PAST E-CONFERENCES

MADI has so far held these very successful E-Conferences:

Resuscitating Africa’s Mineral Sector Post Covid 19 Pandemic
The objective of this Conference, the first of its kind in the history of Africa, was to discuss how Africa can take advantage of the opportunity availed to her by Covid-19 to reclaim the Minerals sector and use it to attain social and economical and structural transformation, inclusive growth and sustainable development. It will define a clear pathway that Africa needs to take in order to optimally benefit from her resources.
The conference identified a number of problems and challenges and proposed solutions that can lead to mutual benefits for all the stakeholders involved in the Minerals sector namely; African Governments, the Communities (African citizenry), the Private Sector including the so called Artisanal and Small Scale miners who are the only Africa’s private sector, and the environment .The conference also identified areas of policy, legal and regulatory changes that African countries need to make to achieve a win-win minerals sector development.

Minerals Policy, Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in Africa: Challenges, Gaps and Solutions
The objective of this one-day conference is to discuss key policy, legal and regulatory framework issues that have hindered Africa from realizing its potential from the minerals sector. The conference explored how to expedite the domestication of Sub-Regional and continental policy frameworks such as AMV.

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) And Conflict Minerals in Africa -Part 1: Managing the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining – Integrating ASM in Regional and Global Minerals Value and Supply Chain- Policies Needed 

The objective of this one-day conference was to appreciate the potential of the ASM sector to contribute to social and economic structural transformation of Africa as envisioned by both Agenda 2063 and Global Agenda 2030 (SDGs), Explore and proffer innovative solutions that will engender superior governance and management of the sector while integrating ASM into Regional and Global minerals value and supply chain including Formalization Strategies etc. and to  expedite the contribution and the domestication of Sub-Regional and Continental policy frameworks such as AMV with regards to the ASM Sector.

The conference will come up with key recommendations on the promotion of ASM subsector making conscious efforts towards a sustainable ASM sector, breaking common barriers to formalization of ASMs, available financing mechanisms, curbing use of hazardous chemicals such as mercury, addressing the Conflict Minerals issues and alternative livelihoods for the small-scale mining especially in conflict zones and the Role of Governments and sector regulators.
(ii) Part 2 Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining : Formalization to Professionalization of the ASM Sector in Africa.

MADI ASM 2 E-Conference on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining – Formalization to Professionalization of the ASM Sector in Africa

The objective of this one-day conference is to:
● Explore and proffer innovative solutions that will engender superior governance and management
of the sector while integrating ASM into Regional and Global minerals value and supply chain
including Formalization Strategies that would make the ASM practice a profession, etc.
● Enumerate an appreciate the potential of the ASM sector to contribute to social and economic
structural transformation of Africa as envisioned by both Agenda 2063 and Global Agenda 2030
(SDGs)
● Expedite the contribution and the domestication of Sub-Regional and Continental policy frameworks
such as AMV with regards to the ASM Sector and situate the role of women in the ASM space in
Africa.
● Assess the workload, psychology and the organization process, necessary to progressively formalize
the ASM sector in Africa and turn it into a recognizable profession.

In doing this the E-Conference will answer this question:
What steps should African countries take collectively to transform the ASM operations as a sustainable
development vehicle?

The details of all past MADI e-Conferences are displayed below

E-CONFERENCE: ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING - PART 2

FORMALIZATION TO PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE ASM SECTOR IN AFRICA November 17, 2020: 2 - 4:30 PM EAT - ZOOM

E-Conference: Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) and Conflict Minerals - Part 1 September 29, 2020

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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Part 2

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Part 8

E-Conference: Resuscitating the African Minerals Sector Post Covid-19 Pandemic – July 28-29, 2020

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