Sustainable Extractive Industries: The Role of Local Content provisions

Policy brief

Enhancing local content in mineral supply chains holds the potential to contribute to employment and socio-economic development in mining jurisdictions, as well as improve mining companies’ social license to operate. Yet poorly framed and implemented local content frameworks can have a number of negative impacts, including undermining the competitiveness and even viability of certain operations. Almost all countries with significant extractive industries (mining as well as oil and gas) have some form of regulatory framework seeking to support greater local engagement in extractive value chains, but these policies have a mixed record of success and there is a great diversity in how these frameworks have been designed. This policy brief outlines key recommendations emerging from a workshop convened by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Programme for Energy Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa and the South African Institute of International Affairs, which was hosted on 18 July 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana. Recommendations centre on the question of how ‘local’ is defined in the context of local content provisions, considerations related to industry competitiveness, the issue of reporting and transparency, and the relationship between corporate social responsibility and local content provisions. The key conclusion is that, while implementation challenges and potential impacts on competitiveness related to local content requirements must be acknowledged, this should not justify inaction; there is a need for a systematic, incremental and transparent process to enhance local content in mineral supply chains.

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CO2-Bepreisung Internationale Impulse für die deutsche Debatte

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La COP chez nous 2019

Temps pour l’Action – Genre, jeunesse et Finance Climat’

10 pays d’Afrique Centrale se retrouvent à Yaoundé du 08 au 10 Octobre 2019

World Habitat Day 2019

“Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth”

On the 07th of October 2019, the World Habitat day were celebrated in Yaoundé under the theme: “Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth”.


The main objective is to develop an online training course and tutorials on climate diplomacy that will culminate in a conference. The pilot tutorials will be used by KAS to explore ways for further actions and to motivate different stakeholders to commit to good governance and strengthening climate diplomacy.

Actions de la Jeunesse sur l'Urgence Climatique

Sensibiliser et former la jeunesse à l'action climatique dans sa communauté

La manière dont les ressources naturelles sont utilisées est de loin le principal facteur de changement climatique et le changement climatique reste l'un des plus grands défis du 21ème siècle. De toutes les parties prenantes, la jeunesse représente un très grand soutien dans la lutte contre les changements climatiques.

KAS African Climate Perspectives on Migration

Can environmentally induced migration become a security risk for Africa? What effects does population growth in Africa have on the availability of resources?

Experts, politicians and members of the civil society from Africa and Europe, who gathered on the 1st and 2nd of July 2019 in Rabat, Morocco, to exchange their views on different aspects of climate-induced migration in Africa.

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Im Zeitraum vom 20.06 bis zu 24.06.2019 führte das Regionalprogramm Klimapolitik und Energiesicherheit d in Buea und in Maroua Universitäten Buchvorstellungen durch und gespendet.

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9 May 2019 – Europe Day

The European Union celebrates Europe Day on 9 May. The date marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950, considered to be the first official step in the creation of what is now the European Union.

International Women’s Day celebrated by the German Cooperation in Cameroon

On March 9th, 2019, the German cooperation in Cameroon celebrated the International Women’s Day, with the theme: “Women and their environment across the ages”, in Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s premices in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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