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World Bank at 2017 Mining Indaba Conference
February 6-9, 2017Cape Town International Convention Center, Cape Town, South Africa

Promoting Responsible Development of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Monday, February 6, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm | CTICC Room - 1.63

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) employs an estimated 100 million people in over 70 developing countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific Region. In gold mining alone, there are between 10 and 15 million artisanal and small scale gold miners worldwide, including 4.5 million women and 600,000 children.  The activity offers opportunities for economic diversification and shared and inclusive growth, but it has many challenges.  Please join Government officials, development partners, industry experts and civil society representatives for two high level panel discussions.

Part I: In-country ASM initiatives and the need for better coordination

Opening Remarks by Christopher Sheldon, Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group

Moderator

  • Mamadou Barry, Senior Mining Specialist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group

Speakers/Panelists

  • H.E. Tiémoko Sangaré, Minister of Mines, Mali
  • H.E. Motuma Mekassa Zeru, Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Kayode Fayemi, Federal Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria (TBC)
  • Mamadou Barry, Senior Mining Specialist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • James Mdoe, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania
  • David Noko, Executive Vice-President for Sustainable Development, AngloGold Ashanti

Part II: Toward Sustainable Solutions for Responsible ASM Development

Moderator

  • Louis Maréchal, Policy adviser, Extractives, Responsible Business Conduct Unit, OECD

Speakers/Panelists

  • Louis Maréchal, Policy adviser, Extractives, Responsible Business Conduct Unit, OECD
  • Hilaire Diarra, Group Environmental and Social Officer, Randgold Resources, Mali
  • Matthew Bliss, Deputy Director, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Metals and Sustainable Development, IGF
  • Karen Hayes, Senior Director, Mines to Markets, Pact
  • Fitsum Weldegiorgis, Senior Researcher, Sustainable Markets Group, International Institute for Environment and Development, IIED

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De-Risking Mining Investment in Africa

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 9:00 am - 13:00 am | Auditorium 2

Introduction and Welcome

  • Sheila Khama, Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives, World Bank Group
  • Christopher Sheldon, Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives, World Bank Group

Voices of Governance: Inclusive Reform through the Mining Investment and Governance Review (MInGov)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 9:15 am - 10:30 am | Auditorium 2

When well managed, resource wealth can offer transformational opportunities for sustainable growth in resource-rich countries.  The key question is, what determines whether mining will lead to a positive or negative outcome for producing countries?  One of the decisive factors is good governance.  This event will bring together development partners, industry experts and civil society representatives in a discussion around this key issue.

Speakers/Panelists

  • Minister of Mines of Kenya, TBC
  • Sheila Khama, Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Martin Lokanc, Senior Mining Specialist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Industry Representative, TBC
  • Sven Renner, Program Manager, Extractives and Development, German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
  • Mukasiri Sibanda, Economic Governance Officer at the Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA)

Enhancing Mining Law for Sustainable Development: African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) Guiding Template

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am | Auditorium 2

In this session, the WBG, in partnership with the African Union Commission and the African Legal Support Facility of the African Development Bank, will launch the AMLA Project’s Guiding Template, a reference tool designed to assist African governments who are revising or instituting new mining laws. The Guiding Template aims to enhance the process for drafting the type of comprehensive mining laws that support greater management of Africa’s mineral resources and promote transparent, efficient and effective law making. For more information on the AMLA project, visit: https://www.a-mla.org/

Opening Remarks

  • H.E. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

Presentation of the AMLA Project and Guiding Template

  • Nneoma V. Nwogu, Senior Counsel, World Bank Group

Speakers/Panelists

  • H.E. Lebohang Thotanyana, Minister of Mining, Lesotho
  • H.E. Daniel Kazungu Muzee, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Kenya  
  • Anna Chytla, Deputy General Counsel, World Bank Group 
  • Stephen Karangizi, Director, African Legal Support Facility
  • Sheila Khama, Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Christopher Stevens, Partner, Werkmans LLC & LexAfrica
  • Nicola Woodroffe, Legal Analyst, Natural Resources Governance Institute

Mining and Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for Innovation

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 11:45 am - 1:00 pm | Auditorium 2

It is increasingly evident that climate change – both the physical phenomena and developing policy responses to address it – will have a material impact on the mining and metals industry. Both companies and governments are starting to more proactively include climate change considerations in their strategic thinking and long term business and policy planning. There are both significant risks and opportunities for innovation. This event aims, by means of a panel debate between experts and practitioners, to discuss the many ways in which climate change plays a role in shaping the industry’s future in Africa.

Moderator

  • Lance Crist, Global Head Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation (IFC)  

Speakers/Panelists

  • Hon. Obeth Mbuipaha Kandjoze, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • Kirsten Hund, Senior Mining Specialist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Deirdré Lingenfelder, Head of Safety and Sustainable Development, The De Beers Group of Companies