Spotlight on Return to Work: Zambia

 


Africa/Zambia


 

 

 

Return to Work Plans are an important feature of our training workshops. The Zambian contingent of the Regional Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety held in Addis Ababa designed a collective plan to review the geological information on Neglected Development Minerals available nationwide with a particular focus on the Lusaka region. The minerals identified include quartz, mica, sand and clay, talc, limestone, dolomite, slates, sandstone and granite among others.

The team has carried out a number of visits to different mining sites (see photograph below) and made observations of the mining life cycle, the value chain, environmental issues as well as community health and gender relations.

In addition to the observations, team members have been communicating with miners to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing their mining operations.

Photo: Local clay miner and brickmaker (left) explains to Mary Audrey Mtonga the process involved from the mine to the brick kiln.

 

ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

‘Development Minerals’ are minerals and materials that are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.

Development Minerals are economically important close to the location where the commodity is mined. They include industrial minerals, construction materials, dimension stones and semi-precious stones.

  • Africa

    The African Union Commission has called member states to prioritize 'Development Minerals' as part of Africa's industrialization agenda. Find out more about our twenty-eight participating countries and four focus countries in Africa.

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  • Caribbean

    "Development Minerals" underpin the construction and tourism sectors in the Caribbean. Find out more about our six participating countries and one focus country in the region.

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  • Pacific

    The Pacific is literally built on sand. Find out more about our six participating countries and one focus country in the region.

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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.

What are Development Minerals?

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