Report on launch of Ghana’s National Suppliers’ Development Programme

Accra, Ghana, 1–2 November 2017

Catalyzing Ghana’s industrial development through mining supply chains” was the theme for the launch of the Ghana National Suppliers’ Development Programme (NSDP) at a workshop in Accra, Ghana, on 1-2 November 2017. The NSDP aims to boost the mining sector contribution to local and national development by enabling domestic manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to take advantage of the great opportunities along the mining value chain to generate growth and create jobs. The programme is in line with the African Mining Vision (AMV) adopted by African Heads of State in 2009 to foster “transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic development.”

The meeting brought together government ministers, heads of public institutions, private sector actors in the minerals sector and members of civil society. It was jointly organized by the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), hosted in Addis Ababa by the UN Economic Commission for Africa; the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) based in Hannover; and the Accrabased African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET).

The workshop began with a technical meeting on 1 November that set the context of opportunities and challenges in Ghana’s mineral sector, the guiding vision for minerals development at the continental and national level and the regional and local potential for boosting procurement and value addition along a thriving value chain. On 2 November, the NSDP was formally launched, with a keynote address by Ghana’s Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia and four plenary sessions in which panels discussed challenges involving policies, institutions, industry and skills, and made recommendations to move the NSDP forward.

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