Technical Workshop Programme

Workshop day 1- Tuesday 15h  October 

10:00 - 10:30      

Session 1.1

Understanding the process along the value chain: From exploration, construction, production, transportation, storage, and sales.

Presented by: Kevin Joseph, Managing Director, Nivek Mining, Nigeria 

10:45 - 11:15

Session 1.2

Licencing: The A to Z guidelines on requirements for  artisanal and small-scale mining

Presented by: Engr. Mustapha M. Yusuf, Nigeria Mining Cadastre, Nigeria

12:45 - 13:45 Break
14:00 - 15:00

Session 1.3

Micro-financing: Understanding the financial models for small scale mining 

Presented by: Hajia Fatima Shinkafi, Executive Secretary, Solid Mineral Development Funds, Nigeria

14:50 - 15:20               

Session 1.4  

Leasing of equipment for artisanal and small scales miners. 


Presented by: Adeoye Ojuoko, Deputy Managing Director, SMT, Nigeria

15:30 - 16:00

Session 1.5

Technology hub and technology shootout:  Experiencing new tools and new solutions, for artisanal miners 

Presented by:

  • Tank Benamer, Export Area Manager, Hidromek, Turkey
  • Christopher Higgins, Business Development Manager, Minelab MEA General Trading LLC ,  Dubai
  • Blessing Ukaegbu, Corporate Relations Officer, ETA-ZUMA, Nigeria
15:30 End of day 1

Workshop day 2 – Wednesday 16th October 

10:00 - 10:30

Session 2.1

Capacity building: The role of technical and vocational education and training in the mining industry?

Presented by: Prof Adesoji Adesugba, Founder & Provost, Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre, Nigeria 

10:45 - 11:15       

Session 2.2:

Private and public sector collaboration: How to mitigate the skill gaps and ensure a future for youth in the mining sector?

Presented by: Tope Adebanjo, Managing Partner,  Laurel School of Mines, Nigeria

11:30 - 12:00

Session 2.3

Environmental health and safety: Handling mine poisoning

  • Prevention: How to handling hazardous chemicals
  • An overview of Mineral resources environmental management committee (MIREMCO)
  • The impacts of the community development agreement

Presented by: 

Engr. Umar S. Bamalli, Deputy Director, Mining Rehabilitation and Reclamation, Mines Environmental Compliance, (MEC), Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria 

12:45 - 13:45


14:00 - 15:00                         

Session 2.4

Mentorship master class

  • Understanding the mentorship concept
  • What is mentorship?
  • How to choose your mentor?
  • Defining your objectives and work towards attaining them
  • Understanding the basic knowledge of the Nigerian Mining Laws and Regulations.
  • How the Environmental Impact of the Mining industry could influence your purpose 
  • Understanding the question of Gender Issues in the Mining Industry.

Presented by: Bar. Ebuk Ekpo, Managing Partner, Grace Law Firm, Nigeria

15:30 End of the technical workshops