Webinar On Africa's Covid-19 Response Within the Extractives Sector

14 October 2020
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African Development Bank (Abidjan)

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

Where: Virtual

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

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