or the mining sector to improve its contribution to broad based development, it must be better integrated into the national and regional economic fabric through linkages. To harness linkage opportunities, challenges such as those relating to deficiencies in human capital formation, particularly in knowledge intensive areas, as well as infrastructure inadequacies must be addressed.
—The Africa Mining Vision
Over the past decade there has been significant interest and investment in East Africa’s Mining, Oil & Gas sectors. Increasingly there have been numerous queries as to the level of business opportunities and career paths available for citizens in the sector.
The Kenya Mining Frontiers is a forum that has been set up for purposes of showcasing the present and potential opportunities available in the extractive sector.
While Kenya is in the early stages of mining activities and is largely an exploration destination, the recent creation of a Ministry of Mining and the increased efforts to establish a stable and predictable business environment encourages local and international investment in the sector. Both the mining and petroleum regulatory frameworks are promoting not only employment of local citizens but increased opportunities for local procurement of goods and services.
National and County Governments are seeking a more equitable manner of sharing of the benefits derived from Natural resources and thus require greater participation of citizens in the value chain of the minerals being mined.
The forum seeks to breakdown the various aspects of the industry highlighting Kenya’s mineral potential, present developments in the sector and the projected plans. The forum will also draw attention to the career and low skilled job Opportunities within the mining sector available to the growing Kenyan human capital base.
An underpinning objective of the forum is to spur investment in the sector especially on the support service segment while presenting an option for collective investment for local participation in mining and processing ventures.
The forum will include a panel made up of current players and experts to provide a practical outlook of the industry and share experiences. Included in our host of speakers are:
- Majala Mlagui – Chief Executive Officer, Thamani Group
- Moses Njeru – Commissioner of Mines, Kenya Ministry of Mining
- Cliff Otega – International Mining Expert and Managing Director and Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Standard and Mutual
- Stephen Mwakesi – Policy and Research Manager, Kenya Chamber of Mines
If you, your chama, investment group or company are interested in maximizing the economic benefits available within the mining sector, then your participation in this event will prove extremely beneficial.
- Majala Mlagui Chief Executive Officer - Thamani GroupMoses Njeru Commissioner of Mines - Ministry of Mining, KenyaCliff Otega International Mining Expert and Managing Director and Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Standard and MutualStephen Mwakesi Policy and Research Manager, Kenya Chamber of Mines