Regional Training for Francophone Africa on IGF Guidance for Managing ASM
More than 40 government representatives from 17 African countries attended a workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon on how to implement the IGF’s guidance on managing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). This workshop was co-hosted with the Government of Cameroon’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development and the APC-EU Development Minerals Programme.
The IGF, PDAC, WEF and World Bank co-hosted a Sustainability Forum on the sidelines of the 2018 PDAC Convention on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. This Sustainability Forum discussed the important role minerals and metals will play in the mining sector to help shift to a low carbon economy. At the Forum, 130 participants discussed mineral and metal demand, implications for resource-rich countries, clean technology, innovation, carbon footprints and responsible supply chains in interactive roundtables.
IGF participated in Investing in African Mining Indaba, held February 5-8, 2018, in Cape Town, South Africa, hosting two sessions throughout the event. The first session was a special side event focusing on the hidden cost of tax incentives. The second session was IGF’s Sustainability Roundtables on Local Content Policy, featuring parallel interactive roundtables focusing defining local content, economic diversification, policy options and more.
PDAC Sustainability Forum 2017
IGF participated in the annual meeting of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). It was held in Toronto on March 5-8, 2017, and IGF’s side event focused on the critical role that innovation will play in the mining sector to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
IGF participated in Investing in African Mining Indaba, held February 6-9, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa. The IGF Sustainability Roundtables focused on managing ASM zones; ASM formalization; mine closure; extracting value from waste; mineral policy and legal reforms; the social license to operate; local content; and more.