Representatives of the IGF attended the 2023 Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa. During the event, the IGF participated in and hosted several events exploring important mining issues for African nations and beyond. Details about the IGF’s activities are listed below.
Mining Indaba Panels
- Greg Radford, Director, IGF, moderated a panel entitled Governance and Sustainable Accountability Frameworks: Updates on Successes and Failures Across the African Continent.
- Ege Tekinbas, Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Equality, IGF, spoke on a panel entitled The Future of Work With the Impact of the Pandemic: How Are Mining Companies Adapting to the New Normal, Creating Vital Employment, and Utilizing Technology?
- Marion Provencher Langlois, Gender Analyst, IGF, joined a panel entitled Strengthening ESG: Why Anti-Corruption and Business Integrity in the Mining Sector Are Key for the Energy Transition
IGF Organized Side Events
IGF-BGR Event | Energy Transition: Securing Local Value Addition in Africa’s Supply Chains
Co-organized by the IGF and Germany’s Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), this session focused on the themes of the energy transition and African countries’ local and regional value chains to foster the energy transition. Panelists discussed the challenges and pathways for African countries to move toward becoming producers and exporters of renewable energy technologies.
- Gudrun Franken, BGR
- Isabelle Ramdoo, IGF
- Harmony Musiyarira, Namibia University of Science and Technology
- Richard Morgan, Anglo American
- Badi Balde, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
- Luiza Demoro, BloombergNEF
IGF-GAC Event | Critical Minerals and the Future of Mining: Building a Resilient Future for Women and Communities
Co-organized by the IGF with Global Affairs Canada, this session focused on the theme of gender and the participation of mining communities in the future of mining. Speakers discussed how rising demand for critical minerals will affect workers, women, and communities in and around mining operations, as well as ways forward for an inclusive approach to participation in the sector.
- Fannie Thiebeault, Global Affairs Canada
- Ege Tekinbas, IGF
- Lisl Pullinger, Vivid Advisory
- Jennifer Broadhurst, University of Cape Town
- May Hermanus, University of the Witwatersrand
- Hermien Botes, Anglo American
- Magdeline Mokwena, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa
- Tracey Cooper, MD360
Other Side Events
- Isabelle Ramdoo, Deputy Director, IGF, spoke at the Global Advocacy Forum – Africa, hosted by the Re-Sourcing Consortium, SRK, and Webber Wentzel
- Ege Tekinbas, Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Equality, IGF, joined an expert panel on Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Mining, hosted by the Mining Association of Canada and Canadian High Commission to South Africa