The forum aims to showcase innovative ideas and products by the youth in East Africa Extractives industry. The ‘4i’ denotes the interlinked concepts of Information | Innovation | Interaction | Investment.
The 4th Mining 4i forum is themed: “From Minerals to Manufactured Products: Enhancing Mineral Value Addition through Innovation.” The rationale is to create a platform where young people from across the East African region, Kenya in particular, can interact with key mining stakeholders and senior professionals and contribute towards mineral value addition through innovative mining and manufacturing. In doing this, the young entrepreneurs/innovators will have an opportunity to participate in the mining sector and therefore drive the four development pillars earmarked by the Government (i.e. manufacturing, universal healthcare, affordable housing, and food security).