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Investing in African Mining Indaba 2016
February 8-11, 2016Cape 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.

Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual conference that 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.

In February 2016, 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: www.miningindaba.com


For more information, please email wbextractives@worldbank.org

Events Hosted by the World Bank Group

At the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2016

Cape Town, South Africa


Monday, February 8

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Main Stage
Panel: Driving Investment in African Infrastructure: What Are the Financing Options?

Sujoy Bose, Director, Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group will take part in a panel discussion that will focus on:

  • Current status of investment in African infrastructure
  • Infrastructure developments and mining projects - Getting the right connection 
  • Identifying the right partner when developing a mining associated infrastructure project

Other speakers on the panel include: Oliver Andrews (moderator), Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation, Romain Py, Head of Transaction, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, Dr. Axel Schimmelpfennig, Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, International Monetary Fund and John Welborn, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Resolute Mining Limited


Tuesday, February 9

9:00 a.m – 10:45 a.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 2
Adding Value to Mineral Commodities: Policies and Challenges

  • Opportunities and risks of different policy instruments and how they can add value to commodities.
  • Recent analysis on impacts of export bans, tax incentives and licensing controls. 
  • Consequences of export restrictions on global supply and prices. 


  • Paulo de Sa, Manager, Energy and Extractives, The World Bank Group
  • Mr. Frank Dixon Mugyeni, Senior Industry Advisor, African Union Commission
  • Jane Korinek, Economist, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 2
Good Governance Is Good Business: Pilot Launch of The Mining Investment and Governance Review (“MInGov”)

The new MInGov tool that measures governance in mining countries and provides an assessment of key factors that facilitate successful investments and sustainable development. 

  • The importance of governance in a competitive investment climate,
  • Aspects of governance from different stakeholder perspectives,
  • The opportunity to focus on governance in the down-cycle
  • Tools to measure and track country governance performance

Speakers will include:

  • Mr. Kojo Busia, Head of Project, African Minerals Development Project
  • Mr. Sven Renner, Head of Project, German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
  • Tom Butler, CEO, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
  • Mr. Paulo de Sa, Practice Manager, World Bank Group


Thursday, February 11

Panel: Large Scale and Artisanal Mining – Achieving Greater Social and Economic Development

Mamadou Barry, Senior Mining Specialist, The World Bank Group will take part in a panel discussion that will focus on:

  • Creating legal and safe mining environments for artisanal mining
  • Bridging the gap between large scale mining and artisanal mining – how can this be constructively achieved 
  • Developing skills and enabling long term use of them 
  • Role of structured artisanal mining in shaping self-sufficiency for communities

Other speakers on the panel include: Toni Aubynn, Head, Ghana Minerals Commission and David Anthony, Chief of Policy, Strategy and Network, UNICEF


For more information, please email wbextractives@worldbank.org

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2016