Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Mining and Petroleum Contract Negotiations
The ECA held a two day Policy Dialogue on the Challenges Faced by African States in Mining and Petroleum Contract Negotiations at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa on 5 and 6 May 2015. The dialogue was held in collaboration with the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) as well as the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) and focused on critical issues surrounding petroleum and mining contract negotiations in Africa. The policy dialogue was attended by directors of mining, natural resources, high level officials of petroleum producing member States, regulators, environmentalist and beneficiation experts and practicing lawyers. It also benefitted from both the African Union and United Nations experts on the mining vision and on contract law.