Minerals Africa Development Institution focuses on building capacities, research for policy guidance and promoting knowledge-based African solutions for mineral resources development, building upon best international practices in the following six focus areas:
- Establishing partnerships to improve mineral resources governance and creation of shared value;
- Strengthening Integrated Minerals Sector Management including geological and natural resources management systems along the minerals value chain;
- Improving Public and Private Sector dialogue in Policy Guidance and Governance to reduce resources nationalism;
- Strengthening and Transforming Mining Associations including Women in Mining, Artisanal and small-scale mining;
- Engaging artisanal and small scale miners and sharing benefits through formalization of their sector and integration into national, regional and global minerals value and supply chains;
- Building institutional capacities of targeted beneficiaries.
In addition, MADI supports the collection and management of geological data and information sharing as well as engaging in spearheading discussions aimed at accelerating mineral resources sustainable development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
MADI activities will be delivered mainly through capacity building for:
- Strengthening of African private sector mining associations including women in mining and artisanal and small scale mining;
- Providing policy guidance to African member states for long-term and responsible investments; support for a conducive investment climate;
- Providing expert advice and support for public-private dialogue in reviewing national legislation and regulatory frameworks based on Africa Mining Vision principles;
- Providing expert advice to mining companies , chambers of Mines as well as African governments to mitigate and reduce resource nationalism;
- Geological and natural resources information systems; providing expert knowledge to African geological surveys for generating and management of geological information in order to attract investments in exploration;
- Domestic resource mobilization including African private equity; conducting investment forums targeted at mobilizing domestic finance for mineral development;
- Provide expert advice and support to African member states in their quest for value addition and beneficiation of mineral resources;
- Provide expert advice and best practice in environmental regulation;
- Provide expert advice and support for mineral resources governance based on international as well as Africa minerals governance frameworks;
- Develop frameworks and provide support for the formalization of artisanal and small scale mining so that they can be integrated into regional and global minerals value and supply chains; and
- Ad hoc requests for support by governments and the private sector.
Delivery mechanisms and activities include:
- Programming (workshops, events, seminars, conferences, etc.);
- Consulting services through the full mining cycle for both private and public sector clients via our network of expert advisors;
- Capacity building and training;
- Liaising between governments, community organizations, institutions and private sector companies; and
- Marketing, media relations and other promotional activities.
In creating projects and programs, MADI uses Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets and indicators and integrate them into their performance measurement frameworks, under the slogan: “Making mineral resources work for sustainable development in Africa”.
MADI focused areas contribute to 12 Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.