Country Training

Twenty four (24) quarry operators in the Development Minerals sector took part in a training of trainers workshop on Enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value-addition of Development Minerals in Ocho Rios from 01-03 May and 09-10 May 2018.

Ocho Rios/Jamaica

1

10

MAY

2018

Regional Training

Fifteen (15) participants from Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone took part in the West Africa Regional Training Workshop on Geo-data digitization and mapping of Development Minerals (for English-speaking West Africa) held from 23 April to 04 May 2018 at the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Dar-es-Salaam/Tanzania

23

23

APR

2018

Regional Training

A combined training workshop for the Pacific region and Fiji was held on Geo-data digitization and mapping of Development Minerals between 23 April to 04 May 2018 in Suva Fiji at the Pacific Community (SPC).

Suva/Fiji

23

23

APR

2018

Country Training

Fifty (50) participants drawn from Uganda’s financial sector including commercial banks, development banks, micro-finance institutions and cooperative credit unions as well as from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives and Bank of Uganda took part in a 5-day training workshop on Inclusive Finance for Development Minerals in Uganda held from 23-27 April 2018 in Kampala, Uganda.

Kampala/Uganda

23

27

APR

2018

Country Training

The Fiji country-level training workshop on Geo-data digitization and mapping of Development Minerals was held together with the Pacific Regional training workshop on Geo-data digitization and mapping that took place from 23 April-04 May 2018, at the Pacific Community (SPC) premises in Suva. A total of 13 participants drawn from geological institutions as well as academia in the geo-sciences took part in this 11-day training.

Suva/Fiji

23

23

APR

2018

Country Training

Fifteen (15) small-scale operators in the Development Minerals sector took part in a training of trainers workshop on Enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value-addition of Development Minerals in Kingston from 17-19 April and 24-25 April 2018.

Kingston/Jamaica

17

25

APR

2018

Country Training

Twenty (20) small-scale operators in the Development Minerals sector took part in a training of trainers workshop on Enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value-addition of Development Minerals in Mandeville from 17-19 April and 24-25 April 2018.

Mandeville/Jamaica

17

25

APR

2018

Regional Training

Sixty (60) participants drawn from national geological surveys in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe took part in a regional training workshop on Artisanal and small-scale mining held from 19-22 March 2018 in Lusaka.

Lusaka/Zambia

19

22

MAR

2018

Country Training

Forty four (44) participants drawn from Cameroon’s financial sector including commercial banks, development banks, and micro-finance institutions took part in a 4-day training workshop on Inclusive Finance for Development Minerals in Cameroon held from 19-22 March 2018 in Yaoundé.

Yaoundé/Cameroon

19

22

MAR

2018

Country Training

Twenty-seven (27) quarry owners/operators took part in a training of trainers workshop on Occupational, health and safety in quarries held from 14-15 March 2018.

Fiji

14

15

MAR

2018

Country Training

Four training of trainers and peer educators workshops on Mine and Quarry Management of Development Minerals were undertaken in 4 regions, bringing together a total of 168 training participants.

Mamou/Guinea

5

20

MAR

2018

Regional Training

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania hosted twenty eight (28) participants from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo during the West Africa Regional Training Workshop on Geo-data digitization and mapping of Development Minerals (for French-speaking West Africa) held between 26 February to 09 March 2018 at the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC).

Dar-es-Salaam/Tanzania

26

26

FEB

2018

Regional Training

The ACP-EU Development Minerals programme sponsored six (6) participants out of a total of 50 key stakeholders to attend a regional training workshop on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining hosted by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development on 26 February-01 March 2018 in Yaoundé.

Yaoundé/Cameroon

26

26

FEB

2018

Country Training

Twenty eight (28) quarry operators took part in a training of trainers workshop on Mine and Quarry Management of Development from 15-17 February and 20 February 2018 in Mandeville.

Mandevile/Jamaica

15

17

FEB

2018

Country Training

Eighty (80) participants drawn from all key stakeholders in Guinea’s Development Minerals sector (public, private, academia, civil society, financial services sector, the EU Delegation in Guinea and UNDP) participated in aworkshop that reviewed, validated and endorsed the Baseline Assessment Report of Development Minerals in Guinea, which took place on 14 February 2018 in Conakry.

Conakry/Guinea

14

14

FEB

2018

Country Training

Twenty-seven (27) participants from Labasa in the Northern Division took part in a training of trainers workshop on Enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value-addition of Development Minerals from 12-16 February 2018.

Labasa/Fiji

12

16

FEB

2018

Country Training

The Guinea country-level training workshop on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals took place from 06-17 February 2018, in Conakry.

Conakry/Guinea

6

17

FEB

2018

Country Training

Fifty five (55) small scale operators in the Development Minerals sector alongside business development officers participated in a 2-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value-addition of Development Minerals held in Entebbe from 05-06 February 2018.

Entebbe/Uganda

5

6

FEB

2018

Country Training

Forty (40) participants took part in an 11-day hands-on training of trainers workshop on Value-addition of Development Minerals in Maroua from 05-15 February 2018. This training workshop transferred knowledge and skills on advanced techniques for the production of compressed earth bricks (BTC) and eco-friendly materials for eco-friendly construction to the 40 small-scale operators present at the training. These new skills are crucial to the on-going reconstruction process for the far North - a region that is recovering from repeated attacks from the Boko Haram militant group.

Maroua/Cameroon

5

15

FEB

2018

Country Training

Thirty nine (39) SMEs in the Development Minerals sector as well as business development officers participated in a 2-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value-addition of Development Minerals held in Mukono between 31 January and 01 February 2018.

Mukono/Uganda

31

31

JAN

2018

Country Training

Kankan in Haute-Guinée hosted a country-level training of trainers and peer educators workshop on Environment, community, health, safety; Enterprise skills, market analysis and value-addition of Development Minerals in Guinea.

Kankan/Guinea

22

24

JAN

2018

Country Training

A country-level training of trainers and peer educators workshop on Environment, community, health, safety; Enterprise skills, market analysis and value-addition of Development Minerals was undertaken in Guinea.

N’Zérékoré/Guinea

18

20

JAN

2018

Country Training

The Cameroon country-level training workshop on Geo-data digitization and mapping of Development Minerals took place from 15-26 January 2018, in Dschang.

Dschang/Cameroon

15

26

JAN

2018

Country Training

A 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Enterprise Skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition in the Development Minerals sector was held on 24 – 26 December 2017, bringing together 40 key Programme stakeholders in Labe.

Labe/Guinea

24

26

DEC

2017

Country Training

A 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Enterprise Skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition in the Development Minerals sector was held on 24 – 26 December 2017.

Kindia/Guinea

24

26

DEC

2017

Country Training

A 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals took place from 20 – 22 December 2017 at Kindia. This ToT brought together 40 participants from the public, private, business development and social sectors, and resulted in the development of Return-to-Work plans aimed at cascadding the training to the mine-site level.

Kindia/Guinea

20

22

DEC

2017

Country Training

A 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals took place from 20 – 22 December 2017 at Labe.

Labe/Guinea

20

22

DEC

2017

Country Training

A training of trainers (ToT) workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals, took place on 19 December 2017, in Kingston. 26 quarry owners and operators were in attendance at this training delivered by trained trainers.

Kingston/Jamaica

19

19

DEC

2017

Country Training

A 5-day country-level Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Enterprise skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition of Development Minerals was held from 18 – 22 December 2017 in Suva.

Suva/Fiji

18

22

DEC

2017

Country Training

The fourth country-level training of trainers (ToT) workshop on Enterprise skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition of Development Minerals (Sand and semi-precious stones) took place from 04 – 08 December 2017 in Mukono for 33 small-scale operators of Development Minerals as well as business development stakeholders.

Mukono/Uganda

4

8

DEC

2017

Country Training

A 12-day country-level training workshop on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals was held from 04 – 15 December 2017 in Mukono.

Mukono/Uganda

4

15

DEC

2017

Country Training

The third country-level training of trainers (ToT) workshop on Enterprise skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition of Development Minerals (Dimension stones such as marble, slate) was carried out from 27 November – 01 December 2017 in Mukono for 39 targeted stakeholders in the small-scale private sector and business development.

Mukono/Uganda

27

27

NOV

2017

Country Training

A 12-day country-level training workshop on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals was held from 27 November – 08 December 2017 in Kingston.

Kingston/Jamaica

27

27

NOV

2017

Country Training

The Zambia Country-level Training Workshop on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals took place at the University of Zambia from 20 November to 01 December 2017.

Lusaka/Zambia

20

20

NOV

2017

Country Training

The second country-level training of trainers (ToT) workshop on Enterprise skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition of Development Minerals (Stone aggregates and gravel) took place in Mukono from 20 – 24 November 2017.

Mukono/Uganda

20

24

NOV

2017

Country Training

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme co-hosted Jamaica’s Minerals Week, held from 19 – 26 November 2017.

Jamaica

19

26

NOV

2017

Regional Training

The Caribbean Regional Training Workshop on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals took place at the University of West Indies at St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago.

Port-of-Spain/Trinidad and Tobago

6

17

NOV

2017

Country Training

The first country-level training of trainers (ToT) workshop on Enterprise skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition of Development Minerals - Clays (limestone, pozzolana, bentonite, kaolin) and industrial materials (limestone, ceramics, bricks, vermiculite) kicked-off in 06 – 10 November 2017 in Entebbe.

Entebbe/Uganda

6

10

NOV

2017

Country Training

Forty-two (42) quarry operators took part in a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Mine and Quarry Management with a focus on Blasting Techniques from 31 October – 03 November 2017 in Kingston.

Kingston/Jamaica

31

31

OCT

2017

Regional Training

African Focus Countries Regional Training Workshop on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals took place at the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in Dar-esSalaam, Tanzania from 30 October – 10 November 2017.

Dar-es-Salaam/ Tanzania

30

30

OCT

2017

Country Training

32 artisanal and small-scale miners in Bertoua took part in a series of trainings over two days in the period 19 October to 14 December 2017.

Bertoua/Cameroon

19

19

OCT

2017

Country Training

32 artisanal and small-scale miners in Bertoua took part in a series of trainings over two days in the period 19 October to 14 December 2017.

Ebebda/Cameroon

19

19

OCT

2017

Country Training

Twenty-nine (29) artisanal and small-scale miners in MeyoNyaka took part in a series of trainings over two days in the period 19 October to 14 December 2017.

MeyoNyaka/Cameroon

19

19

OCT

2017

Regional Training

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme participated in the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development by hosting a plenary session on Wednesday 18 October 2017, Geneva, Switzerland.

Geneva/ Switzerland

18

18

OCT

2017

Country Training

Siavonga played host to a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Enterprise Skills, Market Analysis and Investment Promotion in Development the Minerals Sector from 25 – 30 September 2017.

Siavonga/Zambia

25

30

SEP

2017

Country Training

A 6-day Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Enterprise Skills, Market Analysis and Investment Promotion in the Development Minerals Sector in took place in Chipata from 18 – 23 September 2017.

Chipata/Zambia

18

23

SEP

2017

Country Training

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development and the National Council for Construction (NCC) collaborated in carrying out a hands-on training on Cobblestone Manufacturing and Paving Technology in Development Minerals from 11 September to 06 October 2017 in Lusaka.

Lusaka/Zambia

11

11

SEP

2017

Country Training

41 participants attended a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Enterprise Skills, Market Analysis and Investment Promotion in the Development Minerals Sector in Kitwe.

Kitwe/Zambia

21

26

AUG

2017

Country Training

The second 3-day training of trainers workshop on Participatory formalization and creation of artisanal and small-scale mining cooperatives took place on 14 – 16 August 2017 engaging 24 training participants from Haute Guinée and Guinée Forestière.

Kindia/Guinea

14

16

AUG

2017

Country Training

Two (2) training of trainers workshops on Participatory formalization and creation of artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) cooperatives took place in Kindia.

Kindia/Guinea

10

12

AUG

2017

Country Training

Savusavu in the Northern District played host to a 1-day workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Licensing processes, and the newly promulgated Act of Mines and Quarries on 26 July 2017.

Savusavu/Fiji

26

26

JUL

2017

Country Training

Thirty-three (33) participants drawn from the environmental assessment sector, quarry operators as well as the public sector participated in a 2- day workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping from 24 – 25 May 2017 in Suva.

Suva/Fiji

25

25

JUL

2017

Country Training

Thirty (30) quarry operators, public and business development stakeholders took part in a four day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals.

Montego Bay/Jamaica

19

26

JUL

2017

Country Training

Fort Portal was the venue of a training of trainers workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals bringing together 44 key stakeholders from 26 – 30 June 2017.

Fort Portal/Uganda

26

30

JUN

2017

Country Training

A group of 44 key stakeholders took part in a training of trainers workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals that took place in Gulu, from 12 – 16 June 2017.

Gulu/Uganda

12

16

JUN

2017

Regional Training

On the occasion of the 2017 edition of the European Development Days (EDDs), the ACP-EU Development Minerals hosted a highlevel panel titled: Small businesses giant players in pursuit of SDGs on 08 June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

Brussels/Belgium

8

8

JUN

2017

Regional Training

An event commemorating the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme took place after the EDDs panel discussion on 08 June 2017 in Brussels.

Brussels/Belgium

8

8

JUN

2017

Country Training

Thirty-three (33) participants drawn from the environmental assessment sector, quarry operators as well as the public sector participated in a 2- day workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping from 24 – 25 May 2017 in Suva. T

Suva/Fiji

24

25

MAY

2017

Country Training

40 key stakeholders from the programme's target stakeholder groups took part in a training of trainers workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals that took place in Mbale from 15 – 19 May 2017. They thereafter developed Return-to-Work plans for cascading the training at the local level.

Mbale/Uganda

15

19

MAY

2017

Country Training

Kingston played host to a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals from 19 – 20 April, 2017; and 27 – 28 April 2017.

Kingston/Jamaica

19

28

APR

2017

Country Training

A country-level training of trainers workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals took place from 09 – 13 April 2017 in Entebbe.

Entebbe/Uganda

9

13

APR

2017

Regional Training

The Curricula Sprint on Environment, Community, Health and Safety was held in Maputo, Mozambique (07 - 09 April 2017).

Maputo/Mozambique

7

9

APR

2017

Regional Training

The Southern Africa Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety held in Maputo, Mozambique brought together 46 participants from 10 countries namely: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Maputo/Mozambique

3

6

APR

2017

Country Training

The Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Mine & Quarry Management, Environment, Health and Safety, Human, Labour Rights and Community Relations was held from 29 March – 01 April 2017 in Livingstone.

Livingstone/Zambia

29

29

MAR

2017

Country Training

9 artisans and potters from Jamaica attended a 4-week training workshop on Pottery and Ceramics Technology at the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania from 28 March – 21 April 2017.

Dar-es-Salaam/Tanzania

28

28

MAR

2017

Country Training

Six (6) sector professionals working in the Development Minerals sector undertook a Learning Study Tour to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania from 28 March 2017 to 5 April 2017.

Dar-es-Salaam/Tanzania

28

28

MAR

2017

Country Training

A day-long Mine and Quarry Management training took place in St. Catherine on 7 March 2017.

St. Catherine/Jamaica

7

7

MAR

2017

Country Training

A media training workshop on Effective Reporting on Development Minerals took place from 02 – 04 March 2017. 25 media practitioners drawn from print and audio-visual outlets took part in the training which was undertaken to equip media stakeholders with Development Minerals sector-specific insight to facilitate effective media coverage through in-depth discourse among stakeholders.

Chisamba/Zambia

2

4

MAR

2017

Regional Training

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme and the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) of the European Union organized an InfoPoint Conference on 24 January 2017 titled: Development Minerals and the Role of the Private Sector. Towards inclusive development.

Brussels/Belgium

24

JAN

2017

Country Training

The Cameroon Training Workshop on Environment, Community, and Health and Safety was held between the 13th and the 16th of December 2016 in Limbe.

Limbe/Cameroon

13

16

DEC

2016

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.

Central Africa/Congo

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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