African Mining Vision features at the Continent's largest mining event

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Cape Town, 06 February 2015 (ECA) -  As the world’s largest mining investment conference, the world’s third largest mining conference, and Africa’s largest mining event, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) are participating in this year’s ‘Investing in African Mining’ Indaba.

The Africa Mining Vision (AMV)’s presence at the Mining Indaba has been a priority in recent years, and provides an opportunity to connect leaders in the extractives industries in both public and private sectors while encouraging continent-wide developmental growth through mining. 

Adopted by African Union (AU) Heads of State in 2009 and spearheaded by the African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) since 2013, the AMV calls for a structural transformation of the minerals sector in Africa through enhanced linkages with the local economy, increased value addition, promotion of local content and empowerment, and a judicious and prudent use of mineral revenue to build up other forms of capital that can outlast the currency of mining.

Prior to the start of this year’s Indaba, the African Union Commission, together with the World Bank and the South African Chamber of Mines, will be hosting the third Annual African Ministerial Symposium on Sunday 9 February. This is a closed-door session designed to allow sharing of experiences between mineral policy decision-makers in Africa, and has proven to be an invigorating and stimulating forum for the exchange of ideas in the previous two years.

In the spirit of continuing the conversation about the AMV, the African Union Commission will also be  hosting a High Level Evening Dinner Dialogue with private sector leaders in Africa under the theme: “Shared Benefits in implementing the AMV”) on Monday 9 February 2015 at Mining Indaba.

The High Level Public-Private Dinner Dialogue will be attended by key players, such as African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development, and private sector leaders, including Chief Executives
operating in the Minerals Sector and Chambers of Mines.  The Dinner provides a unique opportunity for dialogue between private sector, public sector, and governments on mining and the shared benefits of  implementing the AMV.

At the 2014 Mining Indaba, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma called on all at the Mining Indaba to work together, to seek “partnerships of mutual respect” to address the urgent needs of the African people and build the infrastructure the continent desperately needs.


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Visit the African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) at the Main Exhibition Hall of Indaba at Stand 807, where information, publications and promotional items will be available.

 For further information visit the Africa Mining Vision website at www.africaminingvision.org or like the

“Africa Mining Vision” page on Facebook.

To RSVP to the Dinner Dialogue, please contact Ms. Martha Messele at MMessele@uneca.org and Patient Atcho at AtchoP@africa-union.org.

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