Investing in African Mining Indaba
February 9-12, 2015Cape Town, South Africa

Africa’s vast mineral resources have the potential to have transformative impact on furthering growth and alleviating poverty in the region. To harness this potential, governments, industry and civil society must work together to ensure that mining plays a role in fostering inclusive growth and sustainable development.

The event:
African Mining Indaba brings together top leaders from the private sector, the international investment community and African governments to discuss challenges and opportunities of the African mining industry.

The World Bank Group will host a series of sessions to highlight the importance of sustainable development issues such as governance, infrastructure and local content policies, among others, to promote the incorporation of these issues on the agenda of mining leaders.

In addition, high-level World Bank Group representatives will address delegates in sessions hosted by African governments and World Bank partners. For a full program of events, please visit:

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Events Hosted by the World Bank Group at the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2015

Cape Town, South Africa

Monday, February 9

9:00 – 10:45 a.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 2
Power of the Mine: A Transformative Opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa

Launch of the new study entitled “Power of the Mine: A Transformative Opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa” that measures upcoming demand of the mining industry in Africa for power and presents various options for power-mining integration that allow for mines to serve as anchor customers to facilitate greater access to energy.  Speakers will include high level representatives from government as well as the private sector representatives from countries that are working on power-mining integration options.

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 2
Beyond Rents and Revenues: The Role of the Mining Industry in Managing the Spread of Disease

A panel discussion on how mining companies can help manage the spread of disease in Africa, the role of industry in strengthening health service delivery—particularly in affected communities, emerging best practice, and strategies for incentivizing multi stakeholder solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. Speakers will include representatives from companies and governments that are dealing with diverse disease related issues and their relationship to the mining industry.

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 2
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment presents online tools to support the planning, negotiation and monitoring of mining investments

  •, a searchable database of publicly available oil, gas, and mining contracts
  • African Mining Legislation Atlas, a comprehensive database of African mining laws
  •, a portal to link host governments with technical assistance and resources for preparing and planning for, negotiating, implementing, and monitoring mining-related investments

Wednesday, February 11

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Ballroom East I
Ghana Geocentric Investor Clinic

Ghana is the second largest gold producer in Africa. As such both government and investors have a long history and important lessons to share on their experiences in promoting and managing the sector for development. The objective of this high-level dialogue is to share experiences, challenges, and opportunities facing investors in Ghana. The panel will cover such topics as the experience of community development in Ghana, promoting local content, managing the industry down-turn and Ghana’s geological potential.

1:15 – 1:55 p.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Main Stage
Keynote Speech: “The Power of Mining to Transform Development in Africa” 
By Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank

  • Leveraging mining’s demand for energy to generate power and increase energy access in Africa.
  • Role of innovative partnerships within mining to boost shared prosperity, drive investment in local capacity and promote sustainable best practices.
  • Specific focus on public-private partnerships and how they can facilitate diversification of local economies.

2:00 – 4:00pm in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Ballroom East I
Guinea Geocentric Investor Clinic

A high-level dialogue on the experience of mining investment in Guinea. The panel will cover such topics as evolving approaches to facilitating access to mineral resources, ancillary infrastructure development, and experience with mining community development in Guinea. Participants will include the Minister of Mines, representatives from the Chamber of mines and from mining companies investing or operating in Guinea. 

Last Updated: Feb 04, 2015