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The Power of the Mine: A Transformative Opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa

February 09, 2015

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A growing population and rising energy demand will mean that 650 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa may still not have access to electricity in 2030, even though the continent has vast, untapped energy resources.  Meanwhile, mining companieswhich need a huge amount of power for their operationsare expected to spend up to $3.3 billion to source power by the end of the decade. Is there a way to turn this industry’s substantial need for power into an opportunity to help energy-starved people in the region? 

As part of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, this World Bank live event will bring together leaders from international organizations, policy-makers, and the private sector to present and discuss a new report entitled “The Power of the MineA Transformative Opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa,” which discusses the potential of power-mining integration as a win-win for everyone.

Speakers

Hon. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

CEO, Randgold Resources

Minister of Mines and Geology, Guinea

Head of Government Relations, Anglo American

Managing Director, ZESCO Limited, Zambia

Communications Lead for Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank

President, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

Senior Director, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group

Senior Economist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank