[Program] The Seminar on Critical Metals

4 August 2021: 09:00 - 12:00 ET

Toronto and Online 


SESSION 1: Accelerating Canada-Africa Collaboration 

Official Opening: Susan Namulindwa, Vice President, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Welcome Remarks - Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair of the Board of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Canada: A Trusted Investment and Delivery Partner in African Critical Metals - Jacques NdoutouMvé, EL Consulting & VP for Africa, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 


Government of Canada: Hon. Rob Oliphant (MP). PS: Minister of Foreign Affairs


Corporate Social Responsibilty in Natural Resource Development: Laying the Foundations Upfront - Naseem Lahri, MD, Lucara Diamond 


Canadian Viewpoints: Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan – CEO, Process Research Ortech

Canada-Africa partnership and Opportunities for Crtitical Metals - PRO's Contribution

Process Research Ortech is a leading company committed to Sustainable Development through innovation for energy, mining and process industries, incubation and the commercialization of innovative technologies.

A Bay Street PerspectiveDr Luisa MorenoManaging Director of Tahuti Global Inc 


An Africa View: Partnering in Research, Development and Commercialization 

Towards critical metals extraction in Botswana: BITRI’s base metals extraction research program – Professor James Darkwa (Lead Researcher)


Close of Session 1 and Coffee Break


SESSION 2: Investors Session (hosted by Process Research Ortech)

Opening Remarks: The Role of African Free Trade in Local Value Addition & Global Supply Chains - Akinyi J. Eurallyah (Trade Fellow, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business) 

Early-Stage Investor Considerations: Nathaniel Lowbeer-LewisVice President, Canada at Spring Lane Capital


Opportunities for Critical Metals in Uganda - Morrison Rwakakamba- Chairman, Uganda Investment Authority


The Investor Perspective: Prashant Pathak - CEO, Ekagrata Inc, Canada


An Off-Taker’s Approach: Sankar Das Gupta (Electrovaya)




The Expert Viewpoint: Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan - CEO, Process Research Ortech


Official Closing: The Vital Way Forward for Critical Metals in Pursuit of a Sustainable Global Economy (Samson Arega, Head of Ethiopian Airlines in Canada)



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