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ACCRA(TWN-Africa)--The three-day workshop organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, ECOWAS, the African Union and Third World Network-Africa to review the report of the International Study Group on the framework of mining regimes in Africa ended in Accra, Ghana on Friday, November 27.


Among issues deliberated at the three-day meeting were a regulatory and fiscal mining regime in Africa; the AU-led African Mining Vision 2050; and the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF).


Participants were drawn from key stakeholders including the African Union Commission (AUC); the African Development Bank; the ECOWAS Commission; the private sector; NGOs; CBOs; and other UN agencies. 


The UNECA West Africa sub-regional office based in Niger, co-organisers of the workshop expressed confidence at the outcome of the workshop adding that it will “inform future mining regimes” in Africa. It also hoped that the discussions and conclusions arrived at will help in the re-drafting of the ISG report so as to capture “aspirations” of both civil society and other stakeholders alike.


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