Draft Action Plan for Implementing the AMV

AU Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development Second Ordinary Session, 12-16 December, 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Mining Vision (AMV) was developed by Africa’s Ministers responsible for Mineral Resources at their conference in Addis Ababa in October 2008, with the ultimate objective that Africa’s mineral resources must be used to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eradicate poverty, and achieve rapid and broad-based socio-economic. The AU Heads of State and government, at their assembly in Addis in February 2009, welcomed the AMV and requested the “AU Ministers in charge of Mineral Resources Development to develop a concrete action plan for its realisation”. This action plan therefore responds to this directive.

The action plan comprises nine programme clusters of activities constructed around the key pillars of the vision. These are: mineral rents and management; geological and mining formation systems; building human and institutional capacities; artisanal and small scale mining; mineral sector governance; research and development; environmental and social issues; and linkages and diversification. The main sources of information have been the AMV itself, the framework report of the International Study Group (ISG) as well as other reports and similar frameworks. The Action Plan also contains a resource mobilisation plan as well as an institutional framework for implementing the activities.