Conference Agenda

Find out about the topics discussed, and decision-makers that will be present at NAFNIS 2022


09.00-09.10 Welcome Address
Honourable Minister of Mines & Steel, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite
09.10-09.30 Opening Keynote Address
H.E The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
09.30-10.00: The Nigerian Mining Sector
Honourable Minister of Mines & Steel, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite
Under explored minerals key to clean renewable energy. Opportunities within the Nigerian mining sector: Infrastructure development Strategies to encourage sustainable mining in Nigeria. Nigeria Mining Success Story.
10.00-10.45: The National Integrated Mineral Exploration Programme (NIMEP) De-risking mining in Nigeria
Director General, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency, Dr. Abdulrazaq Garba
The unveiling of new mining data on rare & base metals. Detailed mapping of the Benue Trough, Schist Belt and Pegmatite Belts. Mining projects open to investors to further develop. Details on upcoming concession bids.
11.00-11.45: Sustainable Mining: A South Africa Case Study Responsible mineral sourcing and production
H.E Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, CEO/Head of Sustainability, Anglo American
Balancing mineral exploitation with sustainable development goals. Using incentives to lower mining emissions from metals and coal. The use of carbon capture technology to complement high carbon mining projects. Opportunities for investors in carbon capture and storage projects. A corporate view: “Anglo American Sustainable Mining Plan”
11.45-12.30: Zambia Country Spotlight A clean & renewable energy mineral haven
H.E Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia, CEO, Konkola Copper Mines/ Vedanta Resources.
Making Zambia an attractive mining destination again? Showcasing sizeable copper, cobalt and uranium deposits. New government policies/incentives to attract new mining investors to Zambia. Attractive copper and cobalt projects open to partnerships. Successful mining investment case studies.
12.30-13.15: Green Metals in West Africa: Ghana Country Spotlight Becoming a lithium producer in West Africa
Presidents from participating countries, CEO, Iron Ridge Resources
An overview of the Ghanaian mining sector. Mining projects in Ghana contributing to the global supply of battery metals. Investment opportunities within upstream and downstream in the mining sector. Successful case studies in investing in Ghana.
14.00-14.45: African Mining 2022 and Beyond Ministerial panel session
Ministers from Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Ghana.
Mining as a key driver for Africa’s industrialisation. A collective effort on promoting sustainable mining while achieving economic growth. Supplying vital minerals to the industrialisation drive and the world. A path forward for midstream and downstream mining sectors in Africa.
14.45-15.30: Corporate Spotlight Presentations
Presentations from mining companies developing exciting mining projects in Africa.
15.30-16.15: The Green Energy Transition Panel Private Companies Leading The Way
Executives from mining companies exhibiting.
Minerals and projects leading the transition. The Metals behind clean energy and their economic value. Is this the key driver for exploitation and investment? Shifting away from coal power in Africa, what is the alternative for cheap power? Challenges facing the Green Energy transition. Is the 2050 green energy target achievable on current production models?
16.30-17.30: Responsible Mining Panel
SRK Exploration, Anglo American, ICMM, WIM
Creating a diverse work force in mining (WIM). Non-evasive mining exploration. Tailings waste solutions and new technologies to reduce water waste in mining. Lessons learned from previous mining disasters?
19:30-22:00 : Opening Day State House Gala Dinner- by invitation only

Day 2: Oil and Gas

09.00 – 09.15: Day 2 Opening Address
Minister of State for Petroleum
09.15-09.45: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Session: Leading Nigeria’s Energy Transformation
Major project updates: Infrastructure and Gas Opportunities. Future outlook of investment into Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Sector. Tackling gas flaring in Nigeria as part of the 2030 Climate Plan. Opportunities in the global green transition for NNPC and investors.
09.45-10.30: Natural Gas and the Climate
CEO Nigeria LNG Limited, Dr. Philip Mshelbila Head of Natural Gas Shell
Commercialising natural gas and the benefits to clean power generation. Shipping, Storage and Terminal Projects that promotes investment into natural gas across Africa. Carbon neutral gas Initiatives. Cross border opportunities/collaboration.
10.30-11.00: OPEC: The Climate Change Challenge for the Oil & Gas Industry
Sec Gen OPEC, H.E Sanusi Barkindo
OPEC’s role in confronting the climate challenge with fellow members. Balancing economic development requirements of members with reducing emissions. An outlook of the Oil & Gas industry beyond 2050. Are producers ready for the shift away from fossil fuels?
11.30-12.00 Developing the Oil and Gas Sector in Sierra Leone
H.E Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone
Overview of the oil and gas sector Investment opportunities in new oil and gas projects. Upcoming bid rounds for oil and gas concessions.
12.00-12.30 Exploring Gas Opportunities in Gabon
H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon
The State of Gabon’s oil and gas industry. Incentives to promote gas exploration and investment in the sector. LNG infrastructure investment opportunities in Gabon.
12.30-13.00 Commercialising Oil and Gas Resources in Uganda
H.E Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda.
Introducing Uganda as an oil and gas destination in East Africa. Investment opportunities in the sector; Major oil and gas projects in development. Upcoming licensing rounds.
14.00-14.45 Oil & Gas Traders Forum Strategic Insights to the Oil and Gas Market
Key driver of demand and supply, disruption to the market with ICEs phased out in Europe by 2050. International trading firms role in the climate change conversation. New opportunities for firms within the sector in a green world. Navigating the ‘green’ premium in the market. Financing new projects or time to sell assets?
14.45-15.30 Carbon Neutral Fuels An alternative to high carbon fossil fuels
African Hydrogen Partnership
Hydrogen & alternative energy fuels. Unlocking the untapped renewable energy in Africa. Discussing new hydrogen fuels technology and its benefits. The challenges and opportunities in transitioning to hydrogen. How to attract investment in the sector?
16.00-16.30: Diversity and Inclusion in the Oil & Gas Sector Panel Discussion
Strategies on how to reverse exclusion and lack of diversity at board room level in the oil and gas sector. Case studies and insights on successful strategies.
16.30-17.15: The Shipping Industry Panel Discussion
Can the shipping industry transition to green energy? Viable green alternatives to burning tons of fossil fuels every day. The economic impact of the green transition if sustainable. Polices and incentives to promote a smooth transition.

Day 3: Power and Renewable Energy

09.00-09.10 Welcome Address
Hon. Minister of Power
09.15-10.30: Plugging the Power Gap in Africa A case for renewable energy
Participating Ministers of Power and AU representative.
Clean energy to power Africa’s bright future? The impact of covid-19 on Agenda 2063? Policies and frameworks to help drive investment into clean energy. Tapping into Africa’s vast renewable resources in producing low carbon energy.
10.30-11.30: Clean Energy Projects in Africa Corporate spotlights
Executives from energy companies exhibiting.
The challenges and opportunities of renewable energy projects in Africa. Who should take the lead, government or the private sector? Connecting rural communities to the grid. Constrains to green energy development.
11.45-12.15: AfCTA & Africa’s Energy Future A global problem requires a global solution
WTO DG, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Can the AfCTA accelerate the green energy transition in Africa? A regional and cross border approach to address the energy deficit.
12.15-13.00: Europe-Africa Partnership for Green Energy
From UK Government, EU Commission and CDC/EBRD
A bilateral approach to the green energy transition. Development finance in the energy sector. Technology and innovation sharing. Knowledge sharing from Europe’s move away from fossil fuels.
14.00-15.00 Climate Change: An African Perspective
Ministers of Environments
The disproportionate impact of climate change on Africa and why Africa needs to lead the way on climate change. The opportunities of new climate economy in Africa. The transition towards low carbon technologies and low carbon infrastructure. The importance of the Green Climate Fund and similars funds to climate change.
15:00-15:30 Corporate Accountability Fireside chat with a CEO of a leading African Conglomerate
The private sector and climate change. The business challenge to the green transition. How can companies reduce their own carbon emissions? Should companies be compensated for losses by going green?
16.30-17.00: New technologies and Innovation
-Making heavy industry and the supply chain greener. -Supporting the green transition through data and analytics.

Day 4: Financing

09.00-09.40 Keynote Address
Hon. Minister of Finance and Governor of CBN
09.45-10.30 Natural Resource Optimisation Panel Attracting foreign direct investment
Using AI and analytics to drive FDI. Short term costs vs long term benefits for data acquisition programmes. New tools for marketing investment opportunities.
10.30-11.00 Financing Mining Projects in Africa Providing the funds for new projects
IFC Head of Mining & AFC Head of Heavy Industries
Key drivers of mineral investment across the continent. Alternative finance available for projects. Optimism or Caution: projections for the industry beyond 2022.
11.00-11.30 Capital Markets Funding The role of Stock Exchanges
Director General of Securities Exchange Commission (Nigeria), Mr. Lamido Yuguda
-Fund raising on the public market. Retail investor appetite for mineral projects. Exchanges for mining investment. Private equity vs Capital markets
11:45-12:30: Projects Showcase Session
Presentation of projects seeking investment to a panel of investors.
12.30-13.15: Financing Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Projects Panel Discussion
Investment is the key to clean energy. How to make sustainable investment more appealing to institutions and funds? Opportunities in the green transition to make the most returns? Using climate change data to guide investment decisions. Appetite for renewable energy projects in Africa.
14.15-15.00: Capital Projects Finance Panel Discussion Connecting Africa
Financing Africa’s infrastructure projects for the mineral resources sector. Assessing urgent needs to access available funding tools for capital projects. What are the ESG consequences of the raise in demand for green metals? How can communities benefit from the investment going to the metals? Should this drive investment decisions from development agencies?
15.00-15.45 Investors Forum An investors perspective investing in Africa
Ministers from Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Ghana.
Key criteria driving investment in Africa? Funding options for mineral projects. Decision making process of a portfolio manager. Success stories investing in Africa.
16.00 Close of Conference Remarks
Presentations from mining companies developing exciting mining projects in Africa.