Programme and Implementation Partners
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is an initiative of African, Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of States, coordinated by the ACP Secretariat, financed by the European Commission and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by UNDP. This 3-year, €13.1 million capacity building program aims to build the profile and improve the management of Development Minerals in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
In addition to the programme partners, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is working with a range of implementation partners at the regional and country level.
At the regional level the programme has worked with the following regional and specialised institutions to deliver regional training events:
- African Union Commission (AUC)
- African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC)
- Geoscience Information in Africa Network (GIRAF)
- The Pacific Community (SPC)
- African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC)
- African Legal Support Facility (African Development Bank & University of Cape Town)
- African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA), World Bank
- Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
- Ghana Minerals Commission
- Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara
- Guyana Ministry of Natural Resources
- Ministry of Mines and Geology, Republic of Congo
- Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
- Geological Society of Africa
- Department of Geology, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
- Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
- Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance
- UN Women, East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)
- Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, University of Queensland
- Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland
At the country level the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is implementing the focus country activities in partnership with the following agencies:
- Ministry of Transport and Mining, Jamaica
- Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
- Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Fiji
- Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia
- Ministry of Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea
- Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development
A wide range of stakeholders are participating in the capacity building activities and in the oversight of the programme, such as the Country Working Groups. These stakeholders include public stakeholders, such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises, intermediaries, transportation and logistics service providers, construction companies; business development stakeholders such as mining and quarrying associations, chambers of mines, training centres, universities, consulting companies; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The ACP Group of States is a global player in the South-South and the Triangular Cooperation.
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