UEMOA Workshop on Optimization of National Economies
IGF held a training workshop for government agency officials from the member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) regarding the optimization of national economies participating in the mining sector’s value chain in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in September 2017.
The workshop brought together 32 executive officers in charge of mines, national economies and finance from UEMOA member countries. The workshop was held in partnership with the UEMOA Commission.
This training strengthened participants’ capacities to optimize national economies’ participation in the mining sector’s value chain, particularly in the supply of local goods and services, local jobs, local processing of minerals, infrastructure and the challenges regarding increased mechanization in the mining industry.