Regional Training

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme celebrated EU Raw Materials Week 2016 with an event to showcase the results of the Programme's training and capacity building with SMEs, governments, civil society and other stakeholders in 40 countries of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. The event aimed to demonstrate how local minerals and materials such as sand, salt, marble and gravel can spur inclusive and sustainable development.

Brussels/Belgium

02

DEC

2016

Regional Training

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme co-hosted a half day workshop at CAG26 with the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre to discuss the link between Development Minerals and ASM in Africa with presentations on topics such as agro-minerals, industrial clay, marble and other construction materials.

Ibadan/Nigeria

23

27

NOV

2016

Country Training

On the 18-20 October 2016, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme held a National Consultation Workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Cameroon is one of the six focus countries of the programme and the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the quarry and small-scale mining sectors in the country, to consult on the activities that will be implemented as part of the programme and to begin to develop a roadmap and activity work plan.

Yaoundé/Cameroon

18

20

OCT

2016

Training

Twenty-one African policy makers, academics and development practitioners came together at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, October 17-20 to draft model legislation for the quarrying and small-scale mining of 'Development Minerals' and to develop a multi-authored edited book about Development Minerals in Africa. The participants represented Algeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Addis Ababa/Ethiopia

17

20

OCT

2016

Country Training

On the 11-12 October 2016, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme held a National Consultation Workshop in Conakry, Guinea. Guinea is one of the six focus countries of the programme and the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the quarry and small-scale mining sectors in the country, to consult on the activities that will be implemented as part of the programme and to begin to develop a roadmap and activity work plan.

Conakry, Guinea

11

12

OCT

2016

Regional Training

The Central African Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety took place from 20 – 23 September, 2016 in Brazzaville, Congo. The event brought together 40 participants from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Madagascar and the Republic of Congo. The event was held in association with the Economic Community for Central African States (ECCAS), the Ministry of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Congo, the African Union Commission and the African Minerals Development Centre.

Brazzaville/Congo

20

23

SEP

2016

Country Training

On the 30-31 August 2016, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme held a National Consultation Workshop in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda is one of the six focus countries of the programme and the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the quarry and small-scale mining sectors in the country, to consult on the activities that will be implemented as part of the programme and to begin to develop a roadmap and activity work plan.

Kampala/Uganda

30

31

AUG

2016

Country Training

On the 10-12 August 2016, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme held a National Consultation Workshop in Suva, Fiji. Fiji is one of the six focus countries of the programme and the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the quarry and small-scale mining sectors in the country, to consult on the activities that will be implemented as part of the programme and to begin to develop a roadmap and activity work plan.

Suva/Fiji

10

12

AUG

2016

Country Training

On the 14-15 July 2016, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme held a National Consultation Workshop in Lusaka, Zambia. Zambia is one of the six focus countries of the programme and the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the quarry and small-scale mining sectors in the country, to consult on the activities that will be implemented as part of the programme and to begin to develop a roadmap and activity work plan.

Lusaka/Zambia

14

15

JUL

2016

Regional Training

The Regional Training Workshop on Quarry Management of Dimension Stones and Construction Materials brought together 18 sponsored participants and 2 self-sponsored participants from 15 ACP countries to Carrara Italy, the heart of Europe's dimension stone industry from 15-20 June, 2016.

Carrara/Italy

15

20

JUN

2016

Regional Training

The Caribbean Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety took place from 18 – 21 April in Georgetown, Guyana bringing together 43 participants from the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The event was held in association with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, Guyana.

Georgetown/Guyana

18

21

APR

2016

Country Training

On the 14-15 of April 2016, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme held a National Consultation Workshop in Kingston Jamaica. Jamaica is one of the six focus countries of the programme and the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the quarry and small-scale mining sectors in Jamaica, to consult on the activities that will be implemented as part of the programme and to begin to develop a roadmap and activity work plan.

Kingston/Jamaica

14

15

APR

2016

Regional Training

The West Africa Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety was held in Accra, Ghana, 15-18 March, 2016. Participants represented Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The event was held in association with the Africa Union Commission, ECOWAS Commission, the Minerals Commission of Ghana and the African Minerals Development Centre.

Accra/Ghana

15

18

MAR

2016

Regional Training

The Pacific Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety was held in Suva, on 1-4 December, 2015. The event was opened by Hon. Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Fiji; Amb. Andrew Jacobs, Head of the EU Delegation to the Pacific; and Ms. Osnat Lubrani, UNDP Resident Representative Fiji.

Suva/Fiji

01

04

DEC

2015

Regional Training

The East Africa Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety was held in Addis Ababa, 9-12 November. Participants represented Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda. The event was held in association with the Africa Union Commission and the African Minerals Development Centre at the African Union Commission conference facilities in Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa/Ethiopia

09

12

NOV

2015

Regional Training

Twelve women small scale miners working in Development Minerals were supported to attend the Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry, Nairobi on the 13-15 October 2015. UN Women in collaboration with key partners (including the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme) brought together governments, small-scale miners, civil society, and the private sector to participate in the event.

Nairobi/Kenya

13

15

OCT

2015

Regional Training

Fourteen geoscientists from Africa were supported to attend the GIRAF 2015 Workshop in Maputo, 6–9 of October, 2015. GIRAF is a pan-African geoscience information knowledge network of geological surveys, universities and companies. Established in 2006 the network hosts bi-annual capacity building workshops for south-to-south knowledge exchange.

Maputo/Mozambique

06

09

OCT

2015

Regional Training

The Inception Workshop held in Brussels on the 15th and 16th of July was attended by a diverse group of more than 70 stakeholders, including representatives of 21 ACP countries, international organizations, bilateral partners, mining associations, small-scale miners, chambers of mines, regional and specialist institutions as well as civil society organizations active in the neglected Development Minerals sector.

Brussels/Belgium

15

16

JUL

2015

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