The African Mining Vision
Doepel, D., Mtegha, H. and McHenry, M.P. (2013) The African Mining Vision. In: 36th annual African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) conference, 27 - 29 November, Perth, Western Australia.
The Africa Mining Vision and Action Plan articulate a vision for the “transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to underpin broad - based sustainable growth and socioeconomic development” across the African continent. The history of the development of these documents is best understood against the backdrop of significant disappointment with regard to the poor outcomes of exploitation of natural resources and sometimes crippling social and environmental legacies. At the same time these documents express a determination to build capacity and capability to ensure exploitation of mineral and energy assets can lead to positive structural transformation. This panel will discuss the AMV and Action Plan’s 9 programme clusters in the context of an African Renaissance to explore how Australia has and can further engage with pan - African institutions and other partners by examining three potential mechanisms in detail.
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