5th October 2015: ECOMOF: PRE-FORUM WORKSHOP UPDATE YOUR SKILLS AND PUT YOURSELF AHEAD OF YOUR COMPETITORS

The ECOMOF Pre-conference workshop offer in-depth, skill-building tools and focus on the topics that you will require for career advancement and professional development. They will be led by the most highly respected mining & petroleum industry pundits.

Enhance your learning experience and maximize your networking opportunities by attending one of our pre-forum workshops.

Book your place on email ecomof@ametrade.org

Workshop: Non-Fiscal Linkages in West Africa’s mining and petroleum sectors (09.00 – 17.00)

This workshop is aimed at policy makers, researchers and stakeholders interested in ensuring that the exploitation of West Africa’s mineral and fuel resources brings about lasting shifts towards more industrialised, developed economies in the region. Discussion sessions will allow for relating international experience to the West African context.

  • Mineral Value Chains (MVCs) – An Introduction
  • Mineral value chains (MVCs) – Upstream linkages
  • Mineral value chains (MVCs) – Optimizing and integrating side stream linkages
  • Mineral value chains (MVCs) – Downstream linkages

Your course leader

Dr_Paul_Jourdan

Paul Jourdan is an African integrated development expert specialising in resource-based and spatial development strategies. He spent 16 years in Mozambique and Zimbabwe during the struggle against apartheid, working as a geologist, geophysicist and minerals economist, before returning to SA in 1991. He is the past President of Mintek, past Deputy Director-General in the DTI, and past ANC Minerals & Energy Policy Coordinator.

He was a major contributor to the AU “Africa Mining Vision” (2009) and Country Mining Vision (2014). He chairs or sits on the board of three economic development agencies. Most of his recent/current work is as advisor to the SA and other African governments on resource-based equitable growth and mineral value-chains.