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Mining Indaba 2024: AMDC Hosts Session on African Green Minerals Strategy

The African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) is set to host an ‘Industry Intel Session’ at the upcoming 2024 Mining Indaba scheduled for February 5 – 8 in Cape Town, South Africa, to showcase the tenets of the draft African Green Minerals Strategy (AGMS).

The AMDC is mandated to coordinate and oversee the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) as well as help African Union Member States to fast-track alignment of their mineral sector development to the AMV. The AMV is Africa’s long-term strategy for attaining transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic development.

The AMDC session, themed: “The African Green Minerals Strategy (AGMS): A Game Changer for Africa’s Minerals-based Industrialization”, is scheduled for February 7, 2024. It will showcase the principles of the AGMS and sensitize African stakeholders on the strategy so as to improve the draft AGMS, based on the stakeholders’ input.

The AGMS seeks to become a game changer for Africa’s minerals-based industrialization. It therefore supports green industry and establishing a larger presence in climate-smart supply chains. It is structured around four pillars, namely: advancing mineral development; investing in human capital; building value chains and promoting resource stewardship.

The AMDC will also during the event launch its assessment reports on governance initiatives and approaches to sustainable management of mineral resources and their alignment to the principles of the AMV for Morocco, Ghana, Gabon, and Zambia.

Those to speak at the AMDC session are Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, Minister of Energy and Minerals Development of Uganda, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana; Hon Dele Henry Alake, Minister of Solid Minerals Development of Nigeria. Others are Hon. Paul C. Kabuswe, Minister of Mines and Minerals Development of Zambia; as well as Nardos Bekele-Thomas, CEO, Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA- NEPAD).

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