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Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Climate Summit 2023

Mission critical: Why responsible mining matters for a just energy transition

EITI side event on exploring responsible pathways as resource-rich countries navigate the energy transition

  • 16:30 – 17:30 CEST
  • 5 September 2023
  • In-person

Where: Lenana Stage, Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Naiorbi, Kenya 

When: 17:30 - 18:30 Eastern Africa Time 

The Africa Climate Summit 2023 aims to address the increasing exposure to climate change and its associated costs, both globally and particularly in Africa. With the expectation of escalating climate crises in terms of frequency and intensity, urgent action is required to mitigate these challenges. The Summit will serve as a platform to inform, frame and influence commitments, pledges and outcomes.

The EITI is hosting a side event, "Mission critical: Why responsible mining matters for a just energy transition", which will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the mining sector as the energy transition gathers pace. The session will introduce the EITI’s transition minerals work and identify options to support sustainable development through the energy transition in a transparent, inclusive and responsible wayThe session is moderated by Fatma Nyambura, EITI Policy Manager.


  • Claude Kabemba, Southern Africa Resources Watch 
  • Mkhululi Ncube, Africa Minerals Development Centre - Africa Union
  • Simon Wall, Base Titanium 
  • Elizabeth Press, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) 

Mission critical: Strengthening governance of mineral value chains for the energy transition

This report provides an overview of global value chains of transition minerals, as well as governance risks and opportunities.