TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2015 – DAY 2

08.00 – 18.00 Registration
09.00 Participants to be seated

09.30 OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

  • Welcome Remarks:

    • Hon. Nii Osah Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Republic of Ghana
    • Hon Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Petroleum, Republic of Ghana
  • Opening Remarks:

    • Johan Ferreira, President, Ghana Chamber of Mines
    • Alexander Kofi-Mensah Mould , Acting Chief Executive, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
  • Introductory Statements:

    • H.E Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission
    • H.E Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, President, ECOWAS Commission
  • Keynote Address:

    • H.E John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana

H.E. John Dramani MAHAMA

President, Republic of Ghana

Hon. Nii Osah MILLS

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

Johan FERREIRA

President, Ghana Chamber of Mines

H.E. Kadré Désiré OUEDRAOGO

President, Ecowas Commission

Hon Emmanuel Armah-Kofi BUAH

Ministry of Petroleum, Republic of Ghana

H. E. Mrs. Fatima Haram ACYL

Commissioner for Trade & Industry, African Union

Alexander Kofi-Mensah MOULD

Acting Chief Executive, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)

 

10.30 Coffee Break hosted by

10.30 Tour of exhibition stands by the Official Delegation

11.30 SESSION 1
VALORISING WEST AFRICA’S MINERAL AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES THROUGH REGIONAL COOPERATION

Paolo DE SA

Practice Manager, Energy & Extractives

Dr. Paul JOURDAN

Consultant, Resource-Based Development

Frank Dixon MUGYENYI

Senior Industry Advisor: Trade and Industry Department, African Union Commission

Kwame AWUAH-DARKO

Managing Director, BOST

13.00 Lunch

14.30 SESSION 2 – Panel Discussion
LEVERAGING NATURAL RESOURCES TO ACCELERATE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA

Sponsored by

H.E Saran Daraba KABA

Secretary General, Mano River Union

Dr. Ayo AJAYI

Africa Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Morlaye BANGOURA

Commissioner Energy & Mines, ECOWAS Commission

Sheila KHAMA

Director, Africa Natural Resources, African Development Bank

Dr. Joe AMOAKO-TUFFOUR

Senior Advisor, African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET)

David NOKO

Executive VP Sustainability, Anglogold Ashanti

 

16.00 Coffee Break hosted by

16.30 SESSION 3A
STRATEGIES FOR ATTRACTING INVESTMENT CAPITAL TO YOUR MINING OR PETROLEUM PROJECT

Adu A. ANTWI

Managing Director, Ghana Securities & Exchange Commission

Prof. Joshua Yindenbaba ABOR

Dean, University of Ghana Business School

Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE

Director General, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières

Volker WIEDERHOLD

Director, KfW IPEX-BANK GmbH

Lamin LEIGH

Centre Coordinator, IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center West 2 in Accra

16.30 SESSION 3B
HOW CAN SMALL SCALE AND ARTISANAL MINING DEVELOP INTO A REGULATED SECTOR?

Dr. Joe AMOAKO-TUFFOUR

Senior Advisor, African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET)

Mamadou BARRY

Senior Mining Specialist, World Bank Group

Dr. Toni AUBYNN

CEO, Ghana Mineral Commission

Prof. Sulemana AL-HASSAN

Pro Vice Chancellor, Uni of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa

18.00 Opening Cocktail Reception