First CIM Symposium in Burkina Faso


Following meetings with the Chamber of Mines of Burkina, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso, the Association of Burkinabe Suppliers of Goods and Services for Mining (ASBM) and several other organizations, CIM and the Canadian Embassy in Ouagadougou will be holding a one-day mining symposium in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The program of the symposium is attached. The CIM Symposium will cover three themes:

  • Understanding the evolution and management of mining projects, in particular the logistics, procurement and clearance, and security/surveillance
  • Leading Practices in community relations and dialogue
  • The environment and the processing of gold ore, especially ore with high graphite content

A round table on the challenges associated with and solutions to supply in mining in the subregion, particularly those related to the import and high-volume production (concrete, cement, lime) will close the symposium.

CIM’s first symposium in Burkina Faso coincides with the visit of Canada’s Minister of International Trade Ed Fast, and will include the announcement of a new CIM branch in Ouagadougou. The CIM Branch in Ouagadougou will be the second CIM branch in West Africa following the CIM Branch in Dakar announced in 2012, and will be a prelude to the creation of other branches in West Africa in the next twelve months to develop CIM’s Africa District.

Download the symposium program.