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Monday, September 26 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
(REF 26181) African Leadership for African Development through Sustainable Mineral Resource Exploitation- Regulations, Innovation and Investment – Convened by Minerals Africa Development Institution (MADI)

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Theme_ African Leadership for African Development through Sustainable Mineral Resource Exploitation- Innovation, Investment and Regulations,
About MADI.
Minerals Africa Development Institution (MADI) Limited is a unique innovation, a social enterprise and an independent African think tank supporting African governments, private sectors and other stakeholders along the minerals value chains for sustainable mineral resources development in Africa.
MADI operates at the international forefront to promote the transformative role of minerals (oil, gas and solid) resources towards the achievement of African inclusive growth and sustainable development as envisioned by Africa’s Lagos Plan of Action, the Abuja Treaty and the Agenda 2063 as well as the attainment of the Global Agenda 2030 or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our Focus is All Mineral Resources in Africa: Solid, Liquid and Gas.
More specifically, MADI focuses on three main categories of Minerals that form distinctive Minerals Value Chains:
Energy Minerals
Metallic Minerals and
Non-Metallic Minerals
MADI fully supports African Mining Vision (AMV) statement that harnessing natural resources endowments in Africa is the key to Africa’s development. The Africa Mining Vision was adopted by African Union Heads of State and Governments in 2009 as a blueprint for minerals working for African broad-based social economic development.
MADI’s main objective is to de-risk the African minerals sector to attract responsible investments, both domestic and foreign, that will ensure that there are social and economic mutual benefits accruing equitably to all key stakeholders while taking environmental and climate change concerns into account
“Making mineral resources work for sustainable development in Africa”
MADI works towards the attainment of the African Union Agenda 2063 and the Global Agenda 2030 Sustainable development Goals SDGs). The 2030 Global Sustainable Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the center of a global cooperative effort for attaining sustainable development globally through inclusive growth and socioeconomic structural transformation. Lifting nations and communities out of extreme poverty SDG 1, eliminating hunger (SDG 2), ensuring decent jobs and economic growth (SDG 8) as well as Industrialization, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9) to mention but a few are some of the key goals. These efforts are particularly important for Africa and African nations and are in line with the African Union Vision through Agenda 2063 and its 7 Aspirations

About the session
Theme_ African Leadership for African Development through Sustainable Mineral Resource Exploitation, Innovation, Investment and Regulations
The objective of the session is to explore how science, technology and innovation can contribute to the attainment of the SDGs through sustainable mineral resources development.
Examining sustainable or sustainable development (SD) from a worldwide context and in particular, the minerals industry, the noted References would suggest a broader interpretation that includes social, economic, environmental, governance, technological/innovation and human capital. From the position of investors, “shareholders are getting serious about sustainability”⁴, in particular ESG (Environment, Social and Governance).  The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has assembled 77 industry-specific standards, including Extractives and Minerals Processing, along with a SASB Materiality Map® that breaks down materiality into sectors within each industry.
While Africa is endowed with two key assets, the young population and abundant natural resources, it has not been able to transform its economies socially and economically to catch up with the rest of the world. Countries compete instead of cooperating for investment resulting in the race to the bottom. Little value addition and manufacturing is happening within the continent. No country in the world has developed without vibrant manufacturing and industry sectors.
Structural transformation from factor driven to technological and innovation driven economies requires investing in human capital that can apply science, technology and innovation to transform economies using natural resources. The world is moving faster, and the global challenges are more complex today than ever before. Through innovation, the world has moved through various stages; stone age, bronze age, iron age, and industrial revolutions – from Industry 1.0 to now industry 4.0 – and all the stages have been dependant on mineral resources with high level of application of science, technology and innovation.
Furthermore, the world is in transit to green economies. The 'Green Economy' has been defined as "An economy that results in improved human well-being and reduced inequalities over the long term, while not exposing future generations to significant environmental risks and ecological scarcities” which is almost the same as the definition of Sustainable development – “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
The objective of this session is, therefore, to explore what African leadership, in public and private sectors, needs to do to make mineral resources work for Africa’s socio-economic structural transformation through science, technology and innovation. African Leadership for Africa Sustainable Development through Sustainable Mineral Resource Exploitation-, Innovation, Investment Regulations.
By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 per cent of the world’s youth and account for 75 per cent of those under age 35 in Africa. With such a large population of young people, supportive policies and programs for inclusive youth development are critical now more than ever. Harnessing the demographic dividend and expanding opportunities for young people—to the benefit of all Africans—will require sound data and evidence-based policies.

The remedy lies in (Investing In people-IIP) – deliberate investment in the youth, specifically in science &technology innovation, research and development would unlock the key to sustainable exploitation of African abundant resources.
An African leadership focused on investing in the youth to produce well-researched policies backed by prudent legal and regulatory frameworks would be the goal for Africa. Innovation for manufacturing, and applying the latest Industry 4.0 technologies (digitization, quantum computing, blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things etc.) requires deliberate efforts by all stakeholders and partnerships (SDG17) to invest in the African youth.
Responsible Investment
Attracting investments in the minerals resources sector will never stop. This is exacerbated by the huge demand of “critical Minerals” that will push commodity prices sky high for a foreseeable future. However, Africa’s with her 1.3 billion people (75-80% below 35 years) has a huge demand for raw materials to feed in

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Lyapa Manza

Country Coordinator, ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme for Zambia
Lyapa Manza is the Country Coordinator of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme for Zambia. He holds a  Mining Engineering degree  from the University of Zambia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bedfordshire (UK). Lyapa has over 20 years' experience... Read More →
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Ndeshihafela Ndivayele

President, Mining & Process Engineering Society
Ms. Ndeshihafela Panduleni NdivayeleNdeshihafela Panduleni Ndivayele is the President of the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST) - Mining & Process Engineering Society, finishing up her Bachelor of Engineering in Mining (Honours), a member of the Women in Mining UK (WIM... Read More →
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David Khoza

Director, Council for Geoscience’s Executive Management Team, South Africa
David Khoza is geophysicist who’s worked in minerals exploration, mining and geoscience research. After completing BSc Honours degree, David joined BHP Billiton’s mineral exploration division, conducting geophysical surveys primarily in Africa. David took a break and then back... Read More →
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Rokhaya Samba DIENE

General Manager, National Geological Survey of Senegal
Geological Engineer by Design, Dr Rokhaya Samba DIENE holds a Doctor-Engineering Diploma in Applied Geology from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. Specialized in Public Administration of Mines from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Paris and holder of an Executive MBA... Read More →
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Celine Andrien

Director, EuroGeoSurveys
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Jean-Claude Guillaneau

Director, EU Africa Partnership on Raw Material Value Chain (AfricaMaVal)
Jean-Claude Guillaneau is graduated from the ESEM Engineering School in France and continue his studies at the Laval University (Mining and Metallurgy) in Canada.After working in the Mineral Research Center of Quebec, he joined BRGM, the French Geological Survey where he has been... Read More →
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Anna Nguno

Deputy Director, Geological Survey of Namibia
A Deputy Director & head of the Regional Geoscience Division within the Geological Survey of Namibia (GSN), Ministry of Mines and Energy. My work experience includes but is not limited to coordinating geological mapping and research in collaboration with local and international research... Read More →
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Felix Bob Ocitti

Director, Uganda Petroleum Authority
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Abdoul Aziz Ndiaye

Director, Institute of Earth Sciences (IST) of the University C. A. D. of Dakar (Senegal)
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Nellie Mutemeri

Professor Nellie Mutemeri holds a PhD in Geology and is an Associate Professor with the University of Witwatersrand. She has worked extensively in the mining sector with experience in sustainability, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), social impacts, mining policy & governance... Read More →
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Jerry Ahadje

African Development Bank (AfDB)
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Nerson Tjelos

Founding Member MADI
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Frank Mugyenyi

Executive Director, Minerals African Development Institution (MADI)
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Minerals African Development Institution (MADI) Ltd and former Coordinator of the Africa Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), a Specialised Agency of the African Union responsible for the implementation of the Africa Mining... Read More →

Monday September 26, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT