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Date: 29th Sept 2023: Time: 10:00- 16:00 UK time.

This conference will be an opportunity to launch a timely Routledge book on ‘Mining Law and Governance in Africa’ edited by Dr Victoria Nalule. This book explores the various issues characterizing the African mining sector, it draws examples from different African countries and regional organisations. Although there is a massive literature on the subject, some issues have been neglected, including the crucial role of digitalization and technological advancement in resolving the environmental and social challenges faced in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining; deep-sea mining; mining contract negotiations; modernising the mining laws to reflect the increasing role of critical minerals, to mention but a few. Therefore, the book unpacks the critical issues associated with the mining sector, explicitly reflecting on the practical solutions needed to address the challenges in the African mining sector. This book uniquely analyses and adds flavour to the international mining’s fundamental concepts by describing a simulated annealing-based approach appropriate for complex mining projects in Africa. Book contributors comprise of academics from different universities including professors, practitioners, government policymakers, NGO executives, and a variety of different experts. This multi-disciplinary book will be of interest to African policymakers, governments, academics, industry professionals, energy and mining institutions, international organisations, universities across the globe and companies.