Amira Global as part of it’s key mandate to; ‘ENHANCE the standing of the resources industry among local and international stakeholders, DELIVER new data, knowledge, technologies, products and services to help Members and promote SUSTAINABLE development of the resources industries that is acceptable to society’, organized a 3-day skills transfer series in Accra, Ghana from the 17th October – 18th October, 2023 through the Amira Africa team. This event was organized in collaboration with researchers from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of  Ghana, the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), the Institute of Industrial Research of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana (IIR- CSIR) and Mining Process and Project Engineering (MPPE), a 100% indigenous Ghanaian  engineering and project construction company offering metallurgical, engineering and construction services. 

The aim of the workshop was to; offer comprehensive technical training sessions, get participants acquainted with benchmark for plant setup across the globe, create shared experienced in a collaborative platform, share up-to-date models plants across the globe using Amira’s over 60years library of models and repository. These were largely achieved through the seasoned and globally reputed technical expert who delivered various training in Mineral Processing Plant Design Options, Mineral Processing Plant Optimization– Crushing, screening & dry circuits, Plant design & optimization with state-of-the art simulation platforms, Data Science & Mineral Processing & Optimizing circuits for complex/refractory mineralogy. The experts included researchers and consultants from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, The University of Cape Town, South Africa, the collaborating institutions and mining industry experts. 

Furthermore, the morning sessions had mining industry executives and governmental agencies who shared current trends in the global mining space and how it relates to the West African sub-region. Some topics discussed included: Emerging Priorities for Mining Operation and Projects in West Africa, The need for collaboration in Critical Minerals development, ESG in Mining & Mining Licensing, among others. Participants experienced both the non-technical and technical aspects of the current mining landscape. Amira provided a platform for networking, idea sharing and collaboration during the 3 day interaction. Key collaborative projects highlighted were the Amira P9R (Optimizing Mineral Operations with Multi Component models), P1331 (Gold and Base Metal Refractory Project), P1334 (Pan-African Decarbonization Institute, P-ADI), P1332 (Amira Africa Center of Excellence for Full Value Chain, ACoE) & P934 (West Africa Exploration Initiative, WAXI). 

A successful event, filled with great enthusiasm from participants and speakers which was evident through prolonged productive discussions which continued during the breaks and lunch times. Amira looks forward to consolidating the interests expressed in various aspects of the supply chain to create mutually beneficial collaboration and enhance the capacity of all its members.