IGF AGM goes virtual – Mining and covid-19: From crisis to sustainability

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Registration is now open for the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development’s (IGF) 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 20–22.

For the first time, this year’s AGM will be virtual and not subject to the capacity constraints of past events in Geneva.

This year’s theme is Mining and covid-19: From Crisis to Sustainability. Many sessions will examine important mining sector trends and government responses stemming from the ongoing health and economic crisis. The AGM includes a global cast of speakers comprised of high-level officials and top mining-sector experts from government, academia, industry, non-governmental, and international organizations.

The AGM will run for three hours each day, from 8:30 to 11:30 EDT / 14:30 to 17:30 CEST. Most sessions will include simultaneous interpretation for participants in English, French, and Spanish.

Sessions run concurrently throughout the event. Consult the Agenda at a Glance to plan ahead. The full agenda with session descriptions is available in English, French, and Spanish.

17 one-hour sessions include:

• Artisanal and small scale mining
• Climate change
• Employment and skills
• Environmental and tailings management
• Gender equality
• Mine closure
• Resource taxation
• Responsible sourcing
• Technological innovation.

Speakers include:


• Henrik Ager, President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
• Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri, Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan
• Mark Cutifani, CEO, Anglo American
• Aidan Davy, COO, ICMM
• Aïssatou Sophie Gladima, Minister of Mines and Geology, Senegal
• Carolina Rojas-Hayes, Deputy Minister of Mines, Colombia
• Luis Miguel Incháustegui, Minister of Energy and Mines, Peru
• Daniel Kaufmann, President Emeritus, NRGI
• Segolo Lekau, Commissioner General, Botswana Unified Revenue Service
• Baldo Prokurica, Minister of Mining, Chile
• Wayne Swan, Former Deputy PM and Treasurer, Australia
• Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action, United Kingdom.

Registration is here.

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