Sustainable Development

Sustainable development through mining has become both a key challenge and a primary objective for investors, policy-makers and miners alike in Africa. In collaboration with African Development Bank, African Minerals Development Centre, African Union Commission, ICMM, Mining Dialogues 360⁰, UNECA and the World Bank Group, the Sustainable Development agenda will include a series of interactive discussions on the most critical social and economic issues facing both mining companies and the associated investment community. This focused stream will feature during the morning of Thursday 11 February.

11 February, 2016
08:45 - 09:00
Auditorium II
Opening Remarks [More Info]
Jonathan Moore, Managing Director, Mining Indaba™
09:05 - 09:25
Auditorium II
Keynote: What Makes African Countries an Attractive Investment Environment for Responsible Mining Companies [More Info]
Tom Albanese, Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Resources plc
09:30 - 10:25
Auditorium II
Panel Discussion: Supporting Resilient Communities: Creating Opportunities for Local Economic Diversification Beyond the Life of the Mine [More Info]
Moderator: Sheila Khama, Director, African Natural Resources Center (AfDB)
John Capel, Executive Director, Bench Marks Foundation
His Majesty Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi, King of Bafokeng, The Royal Bafokeng Nation
Dr. Constance Bart-Plange, Director, AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Ltd.
Kojo Busia, Acting Coordinator, Africa Mineral Development Center
Tim Carstens, Managing Director, Base Resources
Gillian Davidson, Head of Mining & Metals, World Economic Forum
Matthew Bliss, Strategic Partnerships, Cordaid
10:25 - 10:45
Auditorium II
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45 - 11:30
Auditorium II
Panel Discussion: Shaping the Future of Mining – Limiting Environmental Impact and Creating Economic Value Beyond the Life of the Mine [More Info]
Moderator: Tracey Cooper, Executive Director, Mining Dialogues 360⁰
Edward Lauer, Head of Portfolio Optimisation , Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)
Tara Polzer Ngwato, Director, Social Surveys Africa
Mohamed Saliem Fakir, Head of Policy and Futures Unit, WWF-SA
Howard Mann, Associate & Senior International Law Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations, Anglo American
11:30 - 12:15
Auditorium II
Panel Discussion: Large Scale and Artisanal Mining – Achieving Greater Social and Economic Development [More Info]
Moderator: Mamadou Barry, Senior Mining Specialist Extractives and Energy Global Practice Oil, Mining, and Gas Division, The World Bank
Nadi Albino, Chief of Education, UNICEF, South Africa
Toni Aubynn, Head, Ghana Minerals Commission
Karen Hayes, Senior Director, Mines to Markets, Pact
Hon. Cheikna Seydi Ahamadi Diawara, Minister of Mines, Republic of Mali
12:15 - 12:30
Auditorium II
Closing Remarks