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Africa’s Transition Minerals and Global Governance: The Need for a Triple Win (Alternative Mining Indaba)

7 February 2023 6:30AM SAST

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UCT Graduate School of Business Conference Centre, V&A Waterfront

Engagement session 1: Africa’s Transition Minerals and Global Governance Session

NRGI, in partnership with PWYP, will launch NRGI’s report Triple Win: How Mining Can Benefit Africa’s Citizens, Their Environment and the Energy Transition during this session.

Africa’s mineral wealth is essential for the energy transition and for the hundreds of millions of people currently living in poverty in African mining countries. Whether and how governments and companies move to further extract this mineral wealth is not only economically and environmentally important for Africa, but also for the vital importance of protecting the world’s rapidly diminishing forests.

The world therefore needs a mining triple win: policies that can benefit Africa’s citizens, their environment, and the energy transition. These policies need to work for all if they are to work for any of them. But mining in Africa has been riddled with injustice. Humanity cannot afford to repeat the mistakes that have beset Africa’s mining in the past. To achieve a triple win, this time must be different.

Opening remarks:
  • Nafi Chinery, interim Africa director, NRGI
  • Edwin Ikhuoria, PWYP executive director
Presenter of NRGI’s Triple Win report: Silas Olan’g, Africa energy transition advisor, NRGI
Panel moderator: Thomas Scurfield, Africa senior economic analyst, NRGI
Panel speakers:
  • Bishop Nelson Kisare, chairman, Tanzania Interfaith Committee on Economic Justice
  • Busisipho Siyobi, natural resource governance programme head, Good Governance Africa
  • Dr Ketakandriana Rafistoson, PWYP Madagascar national coordinator and Transparency International Madagascar executive director
  • Martin Ayisi , CEO, Ghana Minerals Commission
  • Marcus Addy, manager, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
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