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Dr. Marit Kitaw

Dr. Marit Kitaw

(AU African Minerals Development Centre) / NEPAD representative

Dr Marit Kitaw is the Interim Director of the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC), a specialised agency of the African Union, dedicated to minerals for sustainable development in Africa, through implementing the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). She was previously an Economist at UNECA where she became a strong advocate of developmental mining. Dr Kitaw was also Chief Technical Advisor on Extractives for Sustainable Development at UNDP Mozambique, and has worked in COMESA, the AfDB and the Institute of World Affairs in Washington, DC. Dr Kitaw received her PhD in Economics from the University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolis, France, and an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria, UK.

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Plenary Session: Regional Perspectives on Africa's mining and energy transition