Event — Virtual via Zoom
What: Webinar on Africa's COVID-19 response within the extractives sector
Who: The African Legal Support Facility and the African Natural Resources Centre
When: Wednesday 21 October, 10:00am to 12:00pm GMT
All across Africa, the extractives sector and other economic activity has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some governments have responded by allowing the sector to remain in operation, whereas others have imposed lockdowns and a variety of restrictions.
This webinar will discuss the effectiveness and sustainability of government and industry responses to the impacts of COVID-19 on the extractives sector in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya.
Speakers and panellists include:
Thabo Mokoena, Director General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa
Umar Ajiya Isa, Chief Financial Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Ben Aryee, Advisor to the Hon. Minister, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana
James Nganga, Secretary, Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
Ms. Eva Jhala, Member, Management Board, African Legal Support Facility
Sulemanu Koney, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Chamber of Mines
Antonio Pedro, Director, UNECA, Sub-Regional Office, Central Africa
Mr. Claude Kabemba, Executive Director, South Africa Resource Watch
Stephen Karangizi, Director and CEO, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) (Moderator)
Interpretation will be provided in both English and French.
For participation, contact: Joash Moitui, J.MOITUI@AFDB.ORG
For media registration, contact: Solange Kamuanga-Tossou, S.KAMUANGA-TOSSOU@AFDB.ORG