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Mining in Africa   Tags: africa, eca, economic commission for africa, uneca, united nations  

This resource brings together multiple sources of information that covers the issue of mining in the African region
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This guide brings web and library sources on Mining in Africa into one unique finding tool. The links to third party websites do not imply endorsement by the UNECA.



The mission of the African Minerals Development Centre is to work with member States and their national and regional organisations to promote the transformative role of mineral resources in the development of the continent through increased economic and social linkages.


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Africa has made improvements in creating a vibrant and a diversified mineral sector. However, these improvements have not been sufficient to secure a sustainable sector that is socially and economically integrated into the long-term development aspirations of its peoples. In this guide, we present varied publications on the mining sector of the African continent.


Dr Carlos Lopes, Tackling Energy, Water & Food Security Challenges in Africa

Dr Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UNECA & UN Under Secretary General pointed out that while Africa causes the least harm to the global climate, it will be the most affected. The continent needs to focus on the type of industrialization that will be coherent with effi ciency and green development.


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