8.30 Participants to be seated
9:30 Welcome remarks and keynote addresses from the ECOMOF organisers and partners
11:30- 13:00 PANEL
Regional stakeholders from across the mining and petroleum sectors will discuss the key factors needed to increase foreign direct investment into West Africa’s mining and petroleum industries
Moderator: Hon. Jean-Claude KOUASSI, Minister of Mines & Geology, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
Exploring mining companies and regional stakeholders will discuss the next steps to unlocking West Africa’s mineral potential through diversification and exploration
Moderator: Hon. Abdoulaye MAGASSOUBA, Minister of Mine and Geology, Republic of Guinea*
Mining industry leaders will showcase their country’s mineral potential.
International experts and project developers will look at how current road, rail and port projects can transform West Africa into a global infrastructure hub
Local experts and stakeholders will discuss reconciling the needs of government, international companies and local communities to create local training initiatives
Leading gold producers will discuss the future of the commodity in West Africa and strategies to optimize production through new technologies
Led by an expert speaker, each roundtable will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deeper into the controversial issues discussed throughout the conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered and connect with future partners.
1. After the Mine has gone, mine cycle planning and post closure strategies
It is a prerogative in mine cycle planning, that eventual closure needs to be factored in. How can governments, the local community and the private stakeholders work together during the production period in order to develop a thriving post mine scenario? We will look at environmental protection, developing industries, skills, infrastructure and employment for the post mine scenario. Simultaneously we will study current legislation and debate whether it is effective or not?
2. Mining as the catalyst to diversify the economies of the ECOWAS region?
Moderator: Hon. Kabine KAMORA, Former Prime Minister of Guinea
How can the ECOWAS region’s raw mineral resources be used to develop other industries in the broader economy? How can linkages be created for the mining industry to develop agriculture for example. How can shared infrastructure benefit the region as a whole. How can domestic
transformation of mineral resources create added value and employment?