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 Ethiopia Extractive Industries Forum: Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation and its Extractive Industries Sector
Ethiopia Extractive Industries Forum: Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation and its Extractive Industries Sector
October 7-8, 2014Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa

Hosted by the World Bank Group and development partners, the 2014 Ethiopia Extractive Industries Forum is a joint effort between the major development partners supporting or interested in support the country’s extractive industries.

The 2014 Ethiopia Extractive Industries Forum is a joint effort between the major development partners supporting or interested in supporting Ethiopia’s extractive industries, hosted by the World Bank Group, the Australian government, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC).

The objective of the Ethiopia Extractive Industries Forum is twofold; first, to raise awareness about Ethiopia’s extractive industry’s opportunities, challenges, and to share good practices for the sustainable management of the oil and mining sector. Secondly, the forum will serve to launch the study “Strategic Assessment of the Ethiopian Mineral Sector,” that was jointly published by the Ministry of Mines, the World Bank Group, the Australian government, DFATD, and DFID.

In addition, the two, full-day sessions will also provide an opportunity for stakeholder dialogue and interaction between 120 participants from both large and small scale industries, government, development partners and civil society.

The first day titled, “Ethiopia Extractive Industries Sector: State of Affairs” focuses on raising awareness about Ethiopia’s Extractive Industries Sector’s opportunities and challenges. The second day titled “Good Practices and Standards in Extractive Industries Governance,” focuses on sharing international good practices. A final plenary session will help to consolidate the key messages and findings.

 

DAY 1: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
Ethiopia Extractive Industries Sector: State of Affairs 

8.30-9.00 Arrival and Registration

9.00-9.10 Welcome and Introduction by H.E Ato Tolesa Shagi, Minister, Ministry of Mines

9.10-9.15 Opening Speech by the World Bank Group

9.15-9.35 Ethiopia Extractive Industries Sector: State of Affairs: Overview of the extractive sector in Ethiopia, and its investment opportunities. 
Ministry of Mines, Ato Sisay Ayalew, Director 

9:35-09.55 Development potential of oil and gas in Ethiopia
Ministry of Mines, Dr. Ketsela, Director 

09.55-10.25 Coffee Break 

10.25-11.05 Strategic Assessment of Ethiopia Mining Sector: Opportunities and Challenges
Presentation of the main opportunities, risks and and recommendations of the MoM-WB-Canada-Australia-DFID joint study of the state of affairs and potential scenario’s for Ethiopia’s Mineral sector to contribute to sustainable development of the Country over the next 30 years.
• Mr. HåkanTarras-Wahlberg, Managing Director, Swedish Geological AB 
• Mr. Sileshi Nemomissa, IRIS Consult 

11.05-11.55 Panel discussion: The Artisanal Mining sector and sustainable development in Ethiopia (focus on gold and gemstones) 
Facilitator: Ms. Kirsten Hund, Sr Mining Specialist, World Bank Group
• Ministry of Mines;   Ato Tamrat Mojo, Director Artisanal Mining Directorate
• Save the Children Ethiopia ; Mr Paul Kasanga, Project Director, BSG FSEG Project
• Orbit Ethiopia Plc.; Ato Tewodros Sintayehu, Managing Director  

11.55-12.30 Q&A 

12.30-13.30 Lunch 

13.30-14.00 Investing in the Mining Sector in Ethiopia: A Private Sector Perspective
• Midroc Mining
• Yara Dallol BV; Mr. Sanjay Rathore, Executive Director

14.00-14.30 Investing in Oil and Gas in Ethiopia: A Private Sector Perspective
• Tullow Oil; Mr. Nick Woodall-Mason, Operations Manager
• Southwest Energy (HK) Ltd, Ms. Shani Senbetta, General Manager, Government and External Relations

14.30-14.45 Q&A

14.45-15.30 Panel Discussion: Transparency and Good Governance in the Extractive Industries in Ethiopia: The EITI Initiative
Facilitator:  Amy Baker, Head of Development Cooperation, DFATD
Panelists:
• Ethiopian EITI Secretariat, Ato Merga Kenea , Head
• Transparency Ethiopia; Ato. Eyasu  Yimer , Vice Chair, Transparency Ethiopia Board and Member of the EEITI MSG
• Kefi Minerals Ethiopia Ltd

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break 

16.00-16.45 Panel Discussion: Balancing Stakeholder’s Interests and managing expectations of large scale oil and mineral development in Ethiopia (including Q&A)
Facilitator: Mr. James Wakiaga, UNDP
Panelists:
• Ministry of Mines, Ms. Enatfenta Melaku (MoM); Director, Environment and Community Development Directorate
• Allana Potash Corp, Mr. Nejib Abba Biya, Senior Vice President, Business Development
• Pact Ethiopia
• Agathon Consulting, Mr. Graham Lee, Director

16.45-17.00 Closing (Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development)

17.00-19.00 Cocktail, hosted by the Canadian department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and development

 

DAY 2: OCTOBER 8, 2014
Good Practices and Standards in Extractive Industries Governance

8.30-9.00 Arrival and Registration

9.00-9.05 Welcoming and Introduction by the United Nations 
Mr. Eugene Owusu- UN Resident Coordinator

9.05-9.10 Speech by the Government of Australia, Ms. Sue Moore, First Secretary Australian Embassy

9.10-9.40 The Africa Mining Vision: Vision, Mission and implementation
African Minerals Development Center; Mr. Valerio Bosco, Ph.D., Economic Affairs Officer, Mineral Sector Governance, (AMDC/UNECA)

09.40-10.10 Q&A

10.10-11.00 Panel Discussion: Sharing and Managing of Extractive Industries Revenue
Facilitation: Mr. Lars Christian Moller, Program Leader, WB
Panelists:
• Adam Smith International; Ms. Catherine Ogden, Senior Manager, Extractive Industries Governance
• IFC; Ms. Wollela Yesegat, Tax expert
• Government of Canada; Ms. Corry van Gaal, Team Leader - Sustainable Economic Growth, Embassy of Canada
• Ezana mining development PLC

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break 

11.30-12.20 Panel Discussion: International Good Practices in Geo Data Management:
Facilitation: Ato Hundie Melka, Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Panelists:
• Swedish Geological AB;  Mr. HåkanTarras-Wahlberg, Managing Director
• African Minerals Development Center (AMDC); Mr. Jeremy Webb, Geology and Minerals Information Systems Specialist  
• Nankai Mining P.L.C; Mr. Chen Dabing, Xie (Alice) Qingzhen

12.20-13.20 Panel Discussion: Oil, Mining (ASM+LSM), and the Environment: Standards and Good Practices for Landscape Level Planning of Natural Resources Management
Facilitation: Mr. Stephen Danyo, Natural Resource Management Specialist, WBG
Panelists:
• WWF International; Mr. Jon Hobbs, Coordinator Extractive Industries
• IRIS Consult; Ato. Sileshi Nemomissa
• Tana Sub-Basin Organization; Ato Birlew Abebe, Head, Managing economic sector’s water needs
• Ministry of Mines; Ms. Enatfenta Melaku (MoM); Director, Environment and Community Development Directorate 

13.20-14.20 Lunch 

14.20-15.30 Looking Ahead:  How can Ethiopia’s Oil and Mineral Extraction contribute to Sustainable Development?
Facilitator: Mr. Kojo Busia, Ph. D.Snr. Mineral Sector Governance Advisor African Mineral Development Centre/AMDC United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/UNECA
Panelists
• DFID, Ms. Diana Klein, Africa Regional Conflict Advisor-Extractive Industry
• PACT Ethiopia, Ms. Cassandra Chapman, Deputy Country Director
• Midroc
• Ministry of Mines: H.E Ato Tolesa Shagi, Minister, Ministry of Mines
• Ministry of Mines; Director of Geological Services of Ethiopia
• World Bank Group 

15.30-15.45 Wrap up of key conference findings 

15.45-16.00 Closing by H.E Ato Tolesa Shagi, Minister, Ministry of Mines,

 

DAY 1: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014. Ethiopia Extractive Industries Sector: State of Affairs

 

Ethiopia Extractive Industries Sector: State of Affairs
Overview of the extractive sector in Ethiopia, and its investment opportunities

Ministry of Mines, Abebe Bedassa and Ato Sisay Ayalew

Development potential of oil and gas in Ethiopia 
Ministry of Mines, Dr. Ketsela, Director

Strategic Assessment of Ethiopia Mining Sector: Opportunities and Challenges
Mr. HåkanTarras-Wahlberg, Managing Director, Swedish Geological AB; Mr. Sileshi Nemomissa, IRIS Consult

Panel discussion: The Artisanal Mining Sector and Sustainable Development in Ethiopia (focus on gold and gemstones) [APG1]

Investing in the Mining Sector in Ethiopia: A Private Sector Perspective [APG2]

Investing in Oil and Gas in Ethiopia: A Private Sector Perspective

  • Tullow Oil; Mr. Nick Woodall-Mason, Operations Manager
  • Ethiopia Extractive Industries 
    Southwest Energy (HK) Ltd, Ms. Shani Senbetta, General Manager, Government and External Relations

Panel Discussion: Transparency and Good Governance in the Extractive Industries in Ethiopia: The EITI Initiative

Panel Discussion: Balancing Stakeholder’s Interests and managing expectations of large scale oil and mineral development in Ethiopia (including Q&A)

 

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2014. Good Practices and Standards in Extractive Industries Governance

 

The Africa Mining Vision
Vision, Mission and implementation African Minerals Development Center
Mr. Valerio Bosco, Ph.D., Economic Affairs Officer, Mineral Sector Governance, (AMDC/UNECA)

Panel Discussion: Sharing and Managing of Extractive Industries Revenue

Panel Discussion: International Good Practices in Geo Data Management:

Panel Discussion: Oil, Mining (ASM+LSM), and the Environment: Standards and Good Practices for Landscape Level Planning of Natural Resources Management

Looking Ahead:  How can Ethiopia’s Oil and Mineral Extraction contribute to Sustainable Development?

Details
  • What: 2014 Ethiopia Extractive Industries Forum
  • When: October 7 and 8, 2014
  • Where: Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia