July 12, 2021 8:00 am / 6:00 pm
THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND MINING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN EXTRACTIVES IN KENYA
GEMS AFRICA 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
12 July 2021
|THEME: RESPONSIBLE SOURCING OF GEMSTONES AND GOLD FROM MINES TO MARKET|
In Africa, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a largely informal economic sector that includes workers who use basic tools to extract from the earth including gemstones and gold. ASM is an incredibly important driver of development in communities in Africa, where there are often few other opportunities available for generating income particularly in remote areas. ASM contributes positively to many of the Sustainable Development Goals, and with inclusive, comprehensive responsible sourcing, the global community can amply ASM’s positive impacts and mitigate negative ones.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mining in collaboration with the Association of Women in Extractives in Kenya (AWEIK) seeks to bring together global stakeholders in the gemstone industry including governments, industry and artisanal miners themselves in a virtual conference that champions responsible sourcing of the gemstone and gold industries to underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic transformation.
The Gems Africa 2021 Virtual Conference will help reveal ASM’s contributions to development in Africa and propel meaningful dialogue that scales up the sector through encouraging partnerships and technological innovations. The conference will also highlight the role that women can play to foster peace where colored stones and gold are mined and harness support for the women who, against all odds, are mining in hardship areas.
Register for the conference at: kgjf.co.ke