Africa is rich in mineral resources, oil and gas. In most cases these resources have not been exploited to the benefits of the African countries. Most sub-Sahara African countries remain poor and economically underdeveloped and are unable to harness their natural resources meaningfully. A major weakness in most African countries is the lack of skilled human resource to support industry, government and communities to develop the sector. Only a few countries like South Africa, Ghana and Zambia have meaningful education programs dealing with mining, oil and gas.
The conference will discuss the Mining Education and Research in Africa, showcasing studies on African georesources, mining policies, capacity building initiatives, environmental impacts and post mining Landuse. Minerals have been associated with a curse in many African countries. The big question is, can education and human resource capacity be the missing link in the sustainable development of the Mining Sector? Participants from across the world are invited to contribute to this discussion as Africa rises to take charge of the sector.
Other Partners invited to the Conference
TTU and her CEMEREM partners has also invited the following partners to the meeting: TU Clausthal, Germany, University of Applied Sciences Zittau-Gorlitz, Germany, Curtin University, Australia, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, University of Zambia, University of Zimbabwe, University of Mining and Technology (UMAT) Ghana, Witwatersrand University in SA, University of Nairobi, JKUAT, South Eastern Kenya University, Machakos University
Other participants will be drawn from Industry, Government and from among students and Alumni of TTU.
'Education and research the key to sustainable mining and prosperity for Africa'
Conference papers and posters are invited in the following areas:
Conference Dates 15th-16th November 2017
This conference will be held on 15-16th November 2017, immediately after the Kenya Mining Forum which will be held on 13th and 14th November 2017 (http://www.kenyaminingforum.com). Those wishing to participate in the Kenya Mining Forum have to arrive on Sunday 12th Nov 2017. This will allow participants to take part in both meetings.
The Kenya Mining Forum will be held at the Safari Park Hotel in Kasarani, Nairobi. The Mining Education Component Organized by TTU will be held at Sarova Pan Afrique hotel in Community area of Nairobi.
Submission of Abstracts
Papers and poster presentations are invited from Academia, Industry and Civil Society organisations working in the Mining Sector. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th Sept 2017. The Abstract should have a maximum of 500 words. Potential contributors are urged to kindly use the format as given in attached sample abstract.