Technical workshops programme

WORKSHOP DAY 1
09:30 - 10:00

Orientation on the expo floor

10:00

Session 1.1: Financing plan for artisanal and small scale miners for potential growth 

  • What types of microfinance projects are available for ASM?
  • How can banks assist with establishing small loans plan for ASM? 
  • What type of financial assistance is  in place for ASM licence holders
  • What is needed to access finances for affordable mining tools?

Presented by:

Amanda Lumum Feese-Ideh, Adviser to Hon. Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Nigeria

11:00

Session 1.2:  Technical assistance and skills development for ASM’s

  • How to use proper mining tools to improve productivity?
  • What are the right and appropriate tools to use for an ASM miners?
  • Using retort  a mercury recycling device to reduce mercury consumption for gold extraction
11:30

Session 1. 3: Technology shoot out

  • Discover the latest solutions for your operations presented by our expert speakers
12:15

Session 1.4: Minelad metal detector

  • How to use the correct tools to ascertain minerals, before drilling 
  • Mine clearance: The use of metal detecting technologies for risk reduction and risk elimination

Presented by: 

Christopher Higgins, Business Development Manager, Minelab MEA General Trading LLC ,  Dubai,

13:15

Session 1.5: Technical support through mobile service engineering

  • Steps to diagnose a faulty mobile engine  
  • How to maintain you equipment to increase operational and control your maintenance cost

Presented by:

Foluso Adeyemi,  Marketing Manager, Cummins West Africa Ltd, Nigeria

13:45 End of Day 1
WORKSHOP DAY 2
09:30 - 10:00

Orientation on the expo floor

10:00

Session 2.1:  Dimension stone

  • How the stone industry can be profitable for the small scale miners?

Presented by:

Engr. Damisa Ebenezer, President, Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers, Nigeria 

10:30

Session 2.2:  Women in Mining 

  • Women resources: how to transfer knowledge from older to younger miners?
  • What to do to report women and children abuse around the mining communities?
  • How to become a voice as women in mining? 

Presented by:

Hon. Janet Adeyemi, President, Women in Mining, Nigeria

11:00

Session 2.2: Session 1.4:  EITI & Transparency in Extractive Industries

  • From reports to results
  • How the NIETI reports are helping to shape the reforms

Presented by: 

Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, Director of Communications, Nigeria Extractive Transparency Initiative, Nigeria

11:30

Session 2.3: Environmental Health and safety

  • Self-protection against the harm of toxic gas inside the mine?
  • How to handle dust explosion and chemicals hazards to avoid health damage?
  • What to do and don’t do to prevent environmental degradation around mining communities? 

Presented by: 

Victor Ochioze Imevbore, Managing Director, Environmental Resources Managers Limited, Nigeria

12:00

Session 2.4 Artisanal and small scale miners: The road to success

12:45 End of Day 2
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