Webinar July 7: Engaging with Mining Companies During COVID-19 and Beyond

Webinar July 7: Engaging with Mining Companies During COVID-19 and Beyond

COVID-19 is changing the world of mining in many ways. Projects have been put on hold for reasons ranging from health and safety considerations to a fall in commodity prices. Mining companies are responding in different ways, with some mooting engaging with governments regarding their contractual obligations. But how should governments prepare to engage with investors? What are investors likely to request of host governments? What should host governments be prepared to do – and not do? How can development partners support governments this agenda?


Join the CONNEX Support Unit on July 7, 2020 at 3:00pm CET, as experts discuss these issues. The webinar will focus on the questions above as well as how governments should prepare for the resumption of mining activities and for new investment inflows once an uptick in manufacturing leads to stronger demand for raw materials.


The webinar will last for an hour – from 3:00pm till 4:00pm CET


Opening remarks:
Günter Nooke, Personal Representative of the German Chancellor for Africa and Chair of the CONNEX Governing Board


Lou Louis T. Wells, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at the Harvard Business School and Member of the Advisory Committee of the CONNEX Support Unit


Susan Maples, Counsel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Fabien Nkot, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of Government Negotiations Team, Cameroon

Nicola Woodroffe, Senior Legal Analyst, Natural Resource Governance Institute


Closing remarks
Natty B. Davis, Co-Chair, Advisory Committee of the CONNEX Support Unit.


To join the webinar, kindly click on the link below shortly before 3:00pm CET on 7 July 2020.



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