Communications workshop on the Africa Mining Vision in Malawi connects with media and civil society

Lilongwe, Malawi, 3 June 2016 (ECA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), with the support of technical partner UNDP Malawi, successfully hosted a three day workshop exploring the role of Africa Mining Vision (AMV) at continental level and understanding Malawi’s implementation of the Country Mining Vision (CMV) at the national level.
As Malawi proceeds with its CMV, the effective adoption of a new mining policy in a country should not – and must not – be restricted to politicians, lawmakers and technical departments: it requires awareness, support and interest from the broader host society to be truly successful. Recognising this need for broad-based support, the Malawi advocacy and communications workshop focused on strenghtening the media and civil society organisations’ capacity to communicate on mining and mineral policy issues in Malawi:
Heightened local awareness of the AMV, Malawi’s CMV process and the potential impact of mining on development is the outcome of the workshop, which took place from Tuesday 31 May to Thursday 2 June in Lilongwe, Malawi. The initiative is supported by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ, which is strongly committed to assist in the implementation of the AMV across the continent.
Note for editors on the Africa Mining Vision:
Formally adopted by African heads of state in 2009, the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) is the continent’s own response to tackling the paradox of great mineral wealth existing side by side with pervasive poverty.  Simply put, the AMV outlines the roadmap to the transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic development in Africa.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Daisy Leoncio
Communications Director
African Mineral Development Centre
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