Canada-Africa Partnerships in Critical Metals

Advancing collaboration in global supply chains for carbon reductions worldwide

Critical metals are central to the transition to a net-zero emissions economy, while driving economic development  

On 20 January 2022 we were pleased to welcome leaders at the highest levels of the private and public sector for an information-sharing session on a topic of vital global importance. The background to the event and a summary of proceedings is available below the following recording of the event.


'Global demand for critical minerals is increasing to support the transition to a low emissions global economy,' as Canadian leaders have announced in the context of net-zero emissions by 2050. 'Canada can leverage its mining and processing expertise and world leading environmental, social and governance credentials, and become the global supplier of choice for clean and advanced technologies.'

Thank you to all who have joined us through our partnership with Global Affairs Canada as we advance the conversation in 2022 - showcasing how Canada's private sector investors and innovators are delivered market-solutions to environmental objectives.


Wayne Floreani of MineAfrica Inc underscored the wider context for promoting investment in critical metals in the wider mining context at the start of the event.

Director General Kimberly Lavoie of Natural Resources Canada provided a presentation from the Government of Canada's department responsible for natural resource development, outlining their crucial role in the delivery of policies and programs for net-zero objectives.

Private sector speaker Louis Watum described the role of Ivanhoe Mines as a leader behind what is set to be the world's largest copper production site, running through the intricate operations of one of Canada's most impressive companies. 

Dr Luisa Moreno, Managing Director of Tahuti Global Inc outlined a detailed financing perspective from Bay Street


10:00  Call to Order by Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business    
10:01  Wayne Floreani, Chamber Board and MineAfrica Inc
10:05  Director General Kimberly Lavoie, Natural Resources Canada in the Government of Canada
10:20  Louis Watum, Managing Director of Ivanhoe Mines (DRC)
10:40  Luisa Moreno, Managing Director of Tahuti Global Inc 
11:00  Q&A and Discussion 

Above: Louis Watum of Ivanhoe and Chair of the DRC Chamber of Mines 

We are particularly proud to welcome the participation of MineAfrica, who have been at the forefront of mining in Africa - represented by Wayne Floreani, a board member and Secretary at the Chamber.

The African continent is at the heart of delivering global targets, to which Canada is proud to serve as a partner, through both business and public policy commitments.    


Previously the topic critical metals was explored at our Africa Accelerating 3-day summit as well as last year's Seminar on Critical Metals.

Above: Prime Minister Trudeau addresses Africa Accelerating this past October
Below: A previous Seminar on Critical Metals welcoming participants online and from across Canada and African markets


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