Countries Participating in the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

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.









Central Africa

  • Cameroon [Central Africa]
  • Congo Republic [Central Africa]
  • Democratic Republic of Congo [Central Africa]
  • Gabon [Central Africa]
  • Rwanda [Central Africa]

East Africa

  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Southern Africa

  • Angola
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

West Africa

  • Burkina Faso
  • Benin
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ghana [West Africa]
  • Guinea
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Senegal
  • Togo

Central Africa

  • Dominican Republic
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago


  • Fiji
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
  • Samoa

Participating Countries

Fourty(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.

  • Uganda [East Africa]
  • Guinea [West Africa]
  • Zambia [Southern Africa]
  • Cameroon [Central Africa]
  • Jamaica [Carribean]
  • Fiji [Pacific]



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