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Source: African Development Bank Group

What: Webinar on Africa’s COVID-19 response within the extractives sector  
Who: The African Legal Support Facility and the African Natural Resources Centre
When: Wednesday 21 October, 10:00am to 12:00pm GMT
Where: Virtual

All across Africa, the extractives sector and other economic activity has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some governments have responded by allowing the sector to remain in operation, whereas others have imposed lockdowns and a variety of restrictions. 

This webinar will discuss the effectiveness and sustainability of government and industry responses to the impacts of COVID-19 on the extractives sector in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Speakers and panellists include:

  • Thabo Mokoena, Director General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa
  • Umar Ajiya Isa, Chief Financial Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  • Ben Aryee, Advisor to the Hon. Minister, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana
  • James Nganga, Secretary, Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
  • Ms. Eva Jhala, Member, Management Board, African Legal Support Facility
  • Sulemanu Koney, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Chamber of Mines
  • Antonio Pedro, Director, UNECA, Sub-Regional Office, Central Africa
  • Mr. Claude Kabemba, Executive Director, South Africa Resource Watch
  • Stephen Karangizi, Director and CEO, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) (Moderator)

Interpretation will be provided in both English and French.

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