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Joseph Atta-Mensah (), Kojo Busia (), Fui Tsikata, Jerry Ahadjie (), Nellie Mutemeri () and Yao Graham ()
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Joseph Atta-Mensah: UNECA
Kojo Busia: Africa Mineral Development Centre
Jerry Ahadjie: African Development Bank
Nellie Mutemeri: MutConsult, School of Mining Engineering, University of Witwatersrand
Yao Graham: Third World Network-Africa

Mineral Economics, 2022, vol. 35, issue 1, No 12, 176 pages

Abstract: Abstract Africa’s vast mineral resources can play a transformative role when managed within the context of the continental blueprint for mining (AMV) and others including the ISG report on “Minerals and Africa’s Development”. It has been 12 years since the AMV was approved for implementation. One critical message from the ISG report and the AMV is to use the notion of linkages to change mining as an enclave activity to one integrated with the rest of the economy. Whilst this has not happened completely, some progress has been made. Besides, a lot has happened and is still happening. These include mining automation, energy transition and COVID-19 among others. One key global trend that will impact significantly on the mining sector is the energy transition; thus, Africa needs to position itself to take advantage of the opportunities, whilst mitigating the challenges. Furthermore, implementation of the AMV will only succeed when a supportive constituency is built by active engagement among governments, CSOs, the private sector and Research Think Tanks.

Keywords: COVID-19; AMV; Mining (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/s13563-021-00273-4

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