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In 2021, convening the AMI in the usual fashion was a challenge given the restrictions that came with the Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time in 12 years, the conference was held virtually under the theme, “Building forward together, pivoting the extractives sector for adaptation and resilience against Covid-19”.

The AMI took place at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic had resulted in the deaths of thousands of Africans, and over two million people worldwide, having ravaged communities and pushed millions into further poverty amidst exacerbating levels of socio-economic inequality to unprecedented levels.

The AMI2022 Theme: ‘A just energy transition for sustainable mining communities in a climate crisis era’.

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Overall goal of AMI 2022


An engaged African citizenry that uses its agency to demand legal reforms, transparency and accountability and responsible supply chains in the mining sector for the benefit of current and future generations.

To provide mining-affected communities from across the African continent with a safe space to dialogue and seek solutions to their concerns with the mining sector. In particular, the 2021 AMI will focus on analysing the impact of COVID-19 on the extractive industries and in particular communities impacted by mining.

The 2022 AMI will seek to achieve the following three specific objectives:

  • Providing communities and non-state actors with a safe space for dialogue and engagement withnational governments and extractive industry players on key concerns of affected communities
  • Capacity build communities and non-state actors on key concepts and issues related to theenergy transition and the extractive industries in Africa
  • Seek and generate solutions towards building more sustainable mining communities post-Covid-19 supported by a just energy transition

Expected Participants

Given that this year’s AMI will be a hybrid event, the expectation is for the participation of at least 500 participants consisting of FBO’s, NGO’s, CBO’s, academics, journalists, youth, women and environmental and NRG practitioners from at least 30 countries, consisting of:

▪️ Members of Parliament and other key Official Stakeholders

▪️ Representatives from the steering committee

▪️ Private sector representatives

▪️ Representatives of directly affected communities

▪️ Representatives of NGO’s

▪️ Faith-based organizations and leaders