Keynote Conference Day Two - 23 November 2022

08:50 - 08:55

WELCOME FROM THE ORGANISER

08:55 - 09:00

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

MINERAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENTS

09:00 - 09:15

PRESENTATION: MAURITANIA STRATEGY TOWARDS THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE GLOBAL EFFORTS FOR PRODUCING CRITICAL MINERALS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

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Ahmed Taleb Mohamed 
Technical Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania

09:15 - 09:30

PRESENTATION: SUSTAINABILITY, THE KINROSS EXPERIENCE

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Mike van Akkooi 
Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Co-Head of ESG, Kinross Gold Corporation, Canada

09:30 - 09:45

PRESENTATION: GUELB MOGHREIN COPPER & GOLD MINE - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

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Tony Pyette
Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Mauritanian Copper Mines S.A., Mauritania

09:45 - 10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: SHARING EXPERIENCES IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF VARIOUS MINERALS RESOURCES

Moderator:

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Bocar-Alpha BA
Country Manager Mauritania, Invest In Africa, Mauritania

Panellists:

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David Woodall
Managing Director and CEO, Aura Energy, Australia

Nasser Dine Ould Mohamed Yeslem

Director of Exploration, ANARPAM, Mauritania

Mohamed El Moctar Taleb
CEO, El Aouj Mining Company S.A. (EMC), Mauritania

Ahmed Mohamed Khaled

Vice President, National Federation of Gold Factories (FENOR), Mauritania

Tony Pyette

Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Mauritanian Copper Mines S.A., Mauritania

10:30 - 10:45

PRESENTATION: GOLD SECTOR IN MAURITANIA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

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Sidi Mohamed Kaem

President, National Federation of Gold Factories (FENOR), Mauritania

10:45 - 11:00

PRESENTATION: TRANSFORMING ENERGY & MINING OPERATIONS WITH THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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Tarik Berair
Business Development Manager, Technip Energies, France

11:00 - 11:30

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY AND ARTISANAL & SMALL SCALE MINING 

11:30 - 11:45

PRESENTATION: LOCAL CONTENT STRATEGY IN MAURITANIA AND ENHANCING TALENTS ATTRACTIVENESS

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Sid Ahmed Abeidna

Chairman, SOGECO, Mauritania

11:45 - 12:00

PRESENTATION: RESPONSIBLY DEVELOPING ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING SECTOR & TRANSITION INTO FORMAL AND SUSTAINABLE SECTOR

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Madeline R. Young

Recipient of ESG Champion Award, Associate Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

12:00 - 12:15

PRESENTATION: PROFESSIONALIZING THE ARTISANAL & SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING SECTOR (ASGM) IN MAURITANIA: FOSTERING SAFER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE SMALL-SCALE MINING; WHAT MAURITANIA CAN LEARN FROM MALI, GHANA AND SIERRA LEONE

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Daniel Stapper

Manager, Mines to Markets, Pactworld, France

12:15 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE EVOLUTION OF INDUSTRY THINKING AND APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE MINING AND THE ROLE OF SUSTAINABILITY AS A TOOL FOR LONG-TERM VALUE CREATION IN THE SECTOR

Moderator:

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Madeline R. Young

Recipient of ESG Champion Award, Associate Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Panellists:

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Sid Ahmed Abeidna

Chairman, SOGECO, Mauritania

Dr. Ahmed Hamoud

Professor, Nouakchott University, Mauritania

Daniel Stapper

Manager, Mines to Markets, Pactworld, France

Cheikh Benhmeida

Founder & CEO, SEPCO Industries, Mauritania

Mohamed Aly Louly

Academic Director, Ecole Superieure Polytechnique, Mauritania 

13:00 - 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

GREEN FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT

Session Chairman:

Isselmou Ould Mohamed M'Bady

Minister of Finance

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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14:00 - 14:10

PRESENTATION: ENHANCING MOTHER NATURE’S SOLUTION TO CARBON DIOXIDE – SPEEDING UP CO2 SEQUESTRATION THROUGH ENHANCED WEATHERING

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Philip Andrews

Executive Chairman, CO2-Zero Ltd, United Kingdom

14:10 - 14:20

PRESENTATION: UN’S LEADERSHIP AND COORDINATION OF OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATE POLICY REFORMS & TAKING ADVANTAGE OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE REGION

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Cheikh Fall

Acting Resident Coordinator, United Nations, Mauritania 

14:20 - 14:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: GREEN FINANCE & SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MINING SECTOR

Moderator:

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Philip Andrews

Executive Chairman, CO2-Zero Ltd, United Kingdom

Panellists:

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Jules Ngankam

Group Chief Executive Officer, African Guarantee Fund, Ghana 

Cheikh Fall

Acting Resident Coordinator, United Nations, Mauritania 

Mohamed El Mokhtar Sidi Haiba

Director, Banque Nationale de Mauritanie (BNM), Mauritania 

Nawfal Drari

Project Finance Manager, Corporate & Investment Banking, Attijariwafa Bank Group, Mauritania

TALENT MANAGEMENT IN MINERAL & ENERGY RESOURCES

Session Chairman:

Ousmane Mamadou Kane

Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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14:50 - 15:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: IMPORTANCE OF INDIVIDUAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & CAPACITIES OF COMPANIES FOR PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION IN THE MINING SECTOR - POTENTIAL AND CHALLENGES

Panellists:

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Dr. Ahmed Hamoud

Professor, Nouakchott University, Mauritania

Prof. Mohamed Elfodhail

Technologist in Mining & Mineral Processing, Ecole Superieure Polytechnique, Mauritania 

Arby Kane

President, Mauritania Young Mining Leaders Council, Mauritania 

15:20 - 15:50

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

LOCAL CONTENT & SUPPLY CHAIN

15:50 - 16:00

PRESENTATION: INCREASING LOCAL CONTENT FOR REBALANCED SUPPLY CHAINS

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Mohamedou Abeih

Executive Director, Maurilog, Mauritania

16:00 - 16:10

PRESENTATION: DEVELOPING SOLID LOCAL CONTENT POLICIES AND PARTNERSHIP MECHANISMS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINING AND ENERGY SECTORS

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Bocar-Alpha BA

Country Manager Mauritania, Invest In Africa, Mauritania

16:10 - 16:20

PRESENTATION: LOCAL CONTENT - SHARING A SUCCESS STORY

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Cheikh Benhmeida

Founder & CEO, SEPCO Industries, Mauritania

16:20 - 17:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: OUTLINING THE NEXT STEPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE LOCAL CONTENT IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES & SUPPLY CHAINS

Moderator:

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Rodrigue Djahlin
Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation, Mauritania

Panellists:

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Alexis Forrest
Director, Supply Chain, Tasiast Mauritania Limited SA, Mauritania

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Fatimetou Abdallahi Hamza

Resources and Talent Development Superintendent, Tasiast Mauritania Limited SA, Mauritania

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Mahmoudy Mohamedou
External Relations Superintendent, Tasiast Mauritania Limited SA, Mauritania

Khaled Ahmed

Business Development Manager, Sea Engineering, Mauritania

Sid Ahmed Abeidna

Chairman, SOGECO, Mauritania

Mohamedou Abeih

Executive Director, Maurilog, Mauritania

Tony Pyette

Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Mauritanian Copper Mines S.A., Mauritania

17:20 - 17:30

CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS & END OF CONFERENCE

CLOSING CEREMONY

17:30 - 18:00

PRESENTATION: CLOSING GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS 

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Ahmed Salem Bouheda

Secretary General, Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania

18:00 

END OF CONFERENCE DAY 2