About Gems Africa 2023

Gems Africa 2023 is part of the inaugural Kenya Mining Week: Expo & Conference.

About Kenya Mining Week: Expo & Conference 2023

The Kenya Chamber of Mines (“KCM”) and the Association for Women in Energy and Extractives in Kenya(“AWEIK”), together representing industry voices and interests, are excited to welcome industry, professionals, and stakeholders to Nairobi for the Kenya Mining Week 2023 to be held on 17th – 19th July 2023.

The Kenya Mining Week seeks to position Kenya as a strategic mining investment & capital raising conference and exhibition that encapsulates the breadth of the sector (large scale mining, ASM Gold and Gemstones).

Besides regulatory reforms, value addition and mineral processing trends, the Kenya Mining Week (“KMW”) will also incorporate the latest technological and social innovations that can transform the industry & how critical minerals and hydrogen can play a crucial role in the country’s energy transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Key Themes

Join us at an invaluable platform to get access to agenda covering latest industry issues, exhibition floor as well as 1-2-1 meeting matching tool for new partnerships & business opportunities.

  • Reimagining mining: To drive acceptance for the government to adopt policies that accelerate environmentally and socially responsible developments of new, and expansions of existing mines (including re-mining of waste materials) and processing facilities; open opportunities for impact investing.
  • Mining and metals opportunities in Kenya – what policy incentives to look for in 2023/2024, new age of exploration – mineral hot spots; attracting exploration companies and investment to the region.
  • Investing in Kenya (and the broader East African region) in the next 20 years: Critical mineral and geopolitics/Developing battery supply chains: capitalizing on the electrification revolution.
  • Sustainability/ESG: A unique approach to mining development with fully integrated sustainability considerations and practices such as integrity, employment and engagement, health and safety, community investment, environmental management and decarbonising the mining sector into all aspects of its business.
  • Stakeholder engagements – How to embed meaningful stakeholder engagements in business operations. These engagements are with local communities, government (national and county), and civil society organizations, in an effort to improve livelihoods.
  • Investing in the next generation of leaders in mining: creating the future mining workforce – diversity, skills development, current leadership and the next generation of leaders.
  • Low Carbon Concrete – cement is a major contributor to global climate change, accounting for around 8 percent of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Low carbon alternatives to ordinary portland cement are gaining traction, such as limestone calcined clay cement and geopolymers.
  • A just energy transition: water; local content; and community relations.
  • CEO Roundtable: How industry and government can collaborate moving forward; removing investment roadblocks and bureaucracy.
  • Reimagining the links between the mining quarry sector and Kenya’s economic goals – Construction materials dominate global mineral production and underpin national development objectives, whether it be the clay bricks and roof tiles that provide shelter, or the sand, gravel and crushed stone that builds bridges and paves roads. These ‘Development Minerals’ are crucial inputs for infrastructure, housing, road building, and manufacturing and predominantly support the livelihoods of people working in domestic artisanal, small and medium-sized businesses.