ASM Forum

Workshop day 1- Monday 28 October 2019

Location: Workshop Zone

Time

Title & Speaker

10:00 - 10:45      

Preliminary basics for gold exploration: Modern technology to retrieve gold for artisanal miners

Presented by: 

  • Christopher Higgins, Business Development Manager, Minelab MEA, UAE 

10:50 - 11:30

Records gathering and keeping for compliance with International due diligence standards

  • OECD requirements regarding companies data  

  • Practical examples noticed at some ASM sites on poor data records

  • Why clear data?  • Practical examples on how clear data must be done

Presented by:

  • Ildephonse Niyonsaba, Country representative and ITSCI project manager, Pact, Rwanda

11:35 - 12:20                     

Basic financial tools for a mining project 

  • Importance of keeping record of your financial information

  • Financial lending principals

  • How to keep a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement

Presented by: 

  • Christian Mbabazi, Equity Investments Manager: Investment Division, Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), Rwanda 

12:25- 13:10

Stages of processing for small scale mining 

  • Introduction to physical processing 

  • Applications of mineral processing technologies for small scale miners

  • Rwanda case study: Processing opportunities to advance ASMs

Presented by: 
  • Luke Rogers, Manager-Operations, Mining and Processing Engineer, TECHMET Ltd, UK

13:15 - 14:00               

Understanding the grades of gemstones 

Presented by: 

  • Ivan Ludovic Raoelison, Gemmology Expert Coach, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board RMB, Rwanda

14:05 - 14:50

Technical and environmental management at the mines  

  • Reducing environmental degradation through more efficient mining and processing

  • Case studies of Rwandan 3T mines: techniques of improving productivity

  • Mining and livelihoods: preserving jobs while transitioning to less labor-intensive methods

Presented by:

  • Daniel Limpitlaw, Mining Engineer, Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR), Rwanda

14:55 - 15:40

Opportunities for Women in ASM sector

  • Opportunities and options for women with ASM to overcome industry challenges

  • How women can be more active and productive in mining, along the full value addition and trading chain

  • Women in the East and Central Africa region learning from TAWOMA's success in Tanzania

Presented by:

  • Leilla Goronga, Treasurer, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA), Tanzania

  • John-Bosco Tindyebwa, Mining Consultant and TAWOMA Technical Advisor(TAWOMA),Tanzania

15:45 -16:30

Basics to health and safety tools to reduce accidents in and around the mines

  • General Mining workplace hazards

  • Risk assessment and management  

  • Accident investigation and feedback  

Presented by:

  • Benitha Twebaze Health and Safety Officer, Nyakabingo Tungsten Mine, Eurotrade International, Rwanda

15:30 End of day 1

Workshop day 2 – Tuesday 29 October 2019

Location: Workshop Zone

Time

Title & Speaker

10:00 - 10:45

Preliminary basics for gold exploration: Modern technology to retrieve gold for artisanal miners

Presented by: 

  • Christopher Higgins, Business Development Manager, Minelab MEA, UAE

10:50 - 11:30

Stages of processing for small scale mining

 

  • Introduction to physical processing 

  • Applications of mineral processing technologies for small scale miners

  • Rwanda case study: Processing opportunities to advance ASMs

Presented by: 

  • Luke Rogers, Mining and Processing Engineer, TECHMET Ltd, UK

11:35 - 12:20

Basics to health and safety tools to reduce accidents in and around the mines

  • General Mining workplace hazards

  • Risk assessment and management  

  • Accident investigation and feedback 

Presented by: 

  • Benitha Twebaze Health and Safety Officer, Nyakabingo Tungsten Mine, Eurotrade International, Rwanda Q&A

12:25 - 13:10

How to overcome unofficial exploitation of natural resources in the African Great Lakes Region

  • Identifying an ASM and their contribution to the mining sector

  • What is unofficial exploitation?

  • How to overcome challenges to grow the ASM sector

Presented by:

  • Leonidas Simpenzwe, Vice Chairman, Rwanda Mining Association, Rwanda

13:15- 14:00                         

Community Development at the mines

  • How community development can be achieved through family cooperatives 

  • Defining the effectiveness of mining companies contribution  to community  development through the family cooperative model

  • Outlining the effectiveness of government contribution  to community  development 

Presented by:

  • Papi Muipatayi, Coordinator, africa4her hub, Consortium des ONG pour les developpement de tenke, fungurume et consorts (CODETEF), DRC
14:05 - 14:50

Opportunities for Women in ASM sector

  • Opportunities and options for women with ASM to overcome industry challenges

  • How women can be more active and productive in mining, along the full value addition and trading chain

  • Women in the East and Central Africa region learning from TAWOMA's success in Tanzania

Presented by:

  • Leilla Goronga, Treasurer, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA), Tanzania
  • John-Bosco Tindyebwa, Mining Consultant and TAWOMA Technical Advisor(TAWOMA),Tanzania
14:50 End of the technical workshops