International Conference on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining & Quarrying
Delegates to ASM18 will be selected to ensure a wide stakeholder, geographic and gender representation and to maximise the number of artisanal and small-scale miners in attendance.
ASM18 will support three-hundred (300) fully sponsored delegates to attend the event. These delegates will be independently selected by the relevant conference partners who are responsible for the sponsorship.
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme will select and sponsor more than 150 delegates from 41 countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to attend ASM18. The delegates will represent government, civil society, the academy, and artisanal and small-scale miners (and their representatives) working directly in the mining and quarrying of Development Minerals. These delegates will be chosen through a request for application process and will attend pre-conference Regional Training Workshop on Enterprise Skills, Market Analysis, Investment Promotion and Value Addition of Development Minerals (6-10 September) in addition to ASM18 (11-13 September).
The application process for delegates sponsored by the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme can be found here: (English; French; Spanish; Portuguese). Applications close: June 15
The World Bank will select and sponsor international delegates representing World Bank Country programmes on artisanal and small scale mining. The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), with the support of German Cooperation, will select and sponsor delegates representing the ICGLR member states. The African Union will select and sponsor delegates from African Union Member States, as well as representatives of the Association of Chamber of Mines and other Mining Associations of Africa. The OECD will select and sponsor delegates representing artisanal miners, traders and civil society representatives from Africa and Latin America. The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development will select and sponsor delegates representing female artisanal and small-scale miners.
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