Participating Countries

Participating Countries

Forty countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are participating in the regional training and knowledge sharing events held by the programme. The participating countries were selected following a combination of quantitative and qualitative criteria by the programme partners.

Six focus countries were further identified for in-depth country-level capacity building activities. The programme focus countries were selected following a competitive expression of interest process. Twenty-one expressions of interest were received. The six chosen countries represent one of the six broad geographic regions of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. Find out more about our focus countries.

Uganda

East Africa

Population growth is creating a huge demand for housing and infrastructure, as well as the Development Minerals needed for the construction industry.

Guinea

West Africa

Guinea-Conakry is one of the world's top bauxite producers, but it also has the potential to realise opportunities from the mining of Development Minerals.

Zambia

Southern Africa

Zambia is paving more than 2000 km of roads with locally sourced pavers and cobblestones and in the process is creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Cameroon

Central Africa

The Government of Cameroon requires contracting authorities to incorporate local materials in the construction of public buildings.

Jamaica

Caribbean

Ancient coral, long ago compressed into limestone under the weight of mud, sand and yet more coral, accounts for 65% of the Jamaican island by weight, and 85% of its surface coverage.

Fiji

Pacific

Of the 68 active mineral extraction sites in Fiji, 66 mine Development Minerals.

Participating Countries

Forty (40) countries are participating in regional level training and knowledge exchange. Find out which ones.

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Focus Countries

Six (6) countries are undertaking in depth capacity building and country level training.

East Africa

Uganda

With one of the fastest growing populations in the world, Uganda plans to build 1.6 million housing units by 2020. Can the production of construction materials keep pace?

Central Africa

Cameroon

The Government of Cameroon requires contracting authorities to incorporate local materials in the construction of public buildings.

West Africa

Guinea

(Conakry)

Guinea-Conakry is one of the world's top bauxite producers, but it also has the potential to realise opportunities from the mining industrial minerals and construction materials.

South Africa

Zambia

Zambia is paving more than 2000km of roads with locally sourced pavers and cobblestones and in the process is creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Caribbean

Jamaica

Limestone is not a famous Jamaican icon, like rum or reggae but its contribution to the economic and human development of Jamaica is perhaps even more significant.

Pacific

Fiji

Natural disasters, like Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, and a tenfold increase in road funding have doubled the number of Fiji's quarries.

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