Guinea to host AU’s Africa Mining Development Center

Conakry, the capital of Guinea is selected to host the headquarters of Africa Union’s specialized agency on minerals development, Africa Mining Development Center (AMDC).

AMDC, which was established in 2009 to implement African Mining Vision (AMV), has been operating under the UN Economic Commission for Africa. AMDC’s major objective is to help Africa countries properly utilize their mining resources as a catalyst for their overall economic development.

Since its establishment AMDC has assisted about 28 Africa countries to review and develop proper mining policies and strategies so that the sector contributes to the sustainable development of their economy and their citizens, according to Paul Msoma, Interim Coordinator of AMDC.

Paul told that AMDC will be hosting a workshop in Accra, Ghana next month to discuss the role of African Union member states in the implementation of AMV and reflect on the integration of new developments in the mining sector.

He says experts and officials from AU member states, from business, artisan miners and from civil societies, among others, will be conferring from November 5-7, 2019 to refine and strategize the future engagement of AMDC.

You may check the video below to learn what Paul says about the focus of the workshop