LNEG participated in the AfricaMaVal consortium meeting, on the 5th and 6th of June, in Entebbe, Uganda.
Jean-Baptiste Fauvel of the European delegation, Vincent Kedi, representative of the Ministry for Minerals, Frank Mugyeni, Director MADI, Teresa Ponce de Leão, President of LNEG.
In a co-development perspective, the 4-year AfricaMaVal project aims to develop an EU-Africa partnership ensuring a responsible sourcing of mineral resources for the European industry while granting a sustainable local co-development in the best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) conditions and leading to a long-terms business environment for European and African companies.
AfricaMaVal focuses on the minerals and metals present in the fourth list of Critical Raw Materials (CRM) for the EU as well as on Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), Tin (Sn) and Manganese (Mn) that are particularly pertinent considering Africa’s geological potential and their critical status in the digital and energy twin transitions.
With these premises in mind, the first Consortium Meeting took place on the margins of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, Uganda. Besides discussing the results obtained so far, the consortium outlined and optimized new strategies for the second year of this project.
LNEG, responsible for WP1 (Supply Potential) of AfricaMaVal is present at the meeting showing off the accumulated know-how on homogenised, INSPIRE compliant data bases necessary to map the extended critical raw materials (ECRM) supply potential in Africa.
Cover photo: Carla Fortes, Teresa Ponce de Leão and Daniel de Oliveira.