Sudbury Mining Field Trip: May 8-11, 2024

For all who travelled to Canada to be with us for our 30th Anniversary, as well as those in country already, our the 30-Year Anniversary week includes the MineAfrica program currently underway in Sudbury. The Chamber is delighted to serve as a partner in the program of site visits, educational sessions and networking opportunities, joined by several members including Elephant Trade-Services, Lambano Full Services and Bishworld.

INPP, led by Director General Godefroy Stanislas TSHIMANGA WA MUNTUABO is the most senior public sector representative from the African continent participating. INPP is a public establishment of the Congolese State, specializing in organization and information systems.

ARSP is represented by Gelsyca Kat Kafat Paw'l, who serves as Director of General Services and Public Relations. ARSP is responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of national and sectoral policies, as well as contracts, in the regulation of private subcontracting in the DRC. ARSP's Emmanuel Elongo Ndjadi, Head of the Telecommunications Division, is also in attendance.

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Sudbury, Ontario is one of the most geologically rich areas in the world with nine operating mines, and a world centre for mining and mining technology.   

The two and a half-day visit provides an unprecedented opportunity to meet, learn from, and engage with, leading private and public sector mining industry experts, service providers and equipment suppliers, and experience first-hand lessons learned from one of the great mining centres of the world. 

The Science North Tour on May 8th and afternoon program at Collège Boréal on May 9th, following the NORCAT Underground Tour (cover photo) earlier in the day.

The agenda comprises a comprehensive program covering a variety topics including natural resources training and capacity building, geological online mapping, claims and data management, mining innovation, R&D and technology transfer, environmental rehabilitation, indigenous engagement, resource revenue sharing, ESG, critical metals strategy, and much more.

Gabriel Tshitende, of Elephant Trade-Services DRC said: “A clear outcome of this visit thus far are the certification opportunities in Sudbury which will greatly benefit our team members returning to the DRC to apply the latest in Canadian innovation and standards.”

Elephant Trade-Services currently hires over 1000 local and international staff based in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Chamber President, Garreth Bloor, who addressed delegates, said Sudbury is a key part of the future Canada-Africa growth story: "We are now exploring an MoU to advance training and certification partnerships between key Sudbury institutions and those in the DRC, within the context of accelerating Canada-Africa trade and investment."  

"A key takeaway for the DRC delegates," according to MineAfrica president Wayne Floreani "was the breadth and depth of mining expertise that Sudbury offers, ranging from equipment and services, training and advanced education, research, environmental, and health and safety."

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