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Managing Local Community Development Related to the Mining Industry: A workshop for WAEMU member states

From July 1 to 5, 2019, IGF held a workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on the management of community development related to the mining industry.

Workshop participants included 22 officials from administrations responsible for mining, economy and finance and six representatives from municipalities of member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

This training and discussion workshop was organized by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), in partnership with the WAEMU Commission, as part of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the WAEMU Commission and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

The workshop’s main facilitators were Mr. Sominé Dolo, expert in economics and finance and founding partner of Kanaga Consulting, and Dr. Suzy H. Nikièma, International Law Advisor and Regional Coordinator for Africa for the IISD ELP Program. Mr. Adama Soro, consultant in the governance of extractive resources, Mr. Rémy Barry, community development consultant, and Mr. Oumar Traoré and Mr. Amidou Ouattara, SEMAFO, also presented their perspectives on
specific issues.