AAMIG participated in the Africa Australia Research Forum in Perth which brought together African Nationals, Australian and African mining companies, academics, NGOs and Government representatives to explore selected aspects of the Africa Mining Vision. AAMIG chaired the third Panel which included the following panellists: Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision, [more…]
“Speaking at the final day of the Diggers and Dealers conference, Cutifani said miners had to take accountability for the current state of the mining industry, and for changing the perception of the industry. “We have political structures that are looking to skin the industry for everything they can because [more…]
“Ashish J. Thakkar, one of 10 Young African Millionaires To Watch and CEO of Uganda’s Mara Group, has launched Mara.com, Africa’s first multi-lingual online portal for youth mentorship and entrepreneurship.” “The Mara.com platform will have three dimensions to it: mentorship, jobs and dating.” “Mara Mentors will put young African users [more…]
Malawi is among the five countries that will benefit from an Australia government’s Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) to provide the African continent with agricultural expertise in a bid to increase food security. Six countries – 5 of them in Africa – will receive grants totalling $177 million [more…]
According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report 2012, which was released on the 5th of July, a resurgence of economic uncertainty and the possibility of lower growth rates in major emerging markets risk undercutting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2012. UNCTAD predicts the growth [more…]
AAMIG Members who attended the Liberian briefing breakfast with Mr Robert Sirleaf, Senior Advisor to the President of Liberia and Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia, and Mr Sylvester M Grigsby, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, on 26 June 2012 might find the following of some interest: In [more…]
“It was a chairman of a different sort that addressed a recent meeting of the Australia Africa Mining Industry Group in Perth. Chair man Brother Olly Pickett talked to Barry Avery about his organisation’s mission to change lives.” Please click here to view the full article (2 pages). Thank you [more…]
AAMIG Special Adviser, Jeff Hart appeared recently before the OECD’s Australian Anti-bribery Review Panel comprising officials from Japan and Canada and from the OECD Secretariat in Paris. AAMIG participated in Session 15, Business Associations and Professional Organisations… Click here to see AAMIG’s notes from the session.
“The first goal, to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty — or on less than $1.25 a day — was announced to have been met in a World Bank report last week. The economic recession appears not to have halted that progress, despite fears that it would. [more…]
Read Paul Klein’s article on CSR, written in the lead up to the recent Annual International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange (PDAC – Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada). Click here to open the Forbes article in a new window.