Supporting the Ministry of Mines

Ethiopia is rich in mineral resources, and mining activities offer great potential for sustainable development and economic growth. But in 2015, Ethiopia’s largely informal mining sector contributed less than one per cent to the country’s gross domestic product. With funding from Global Affairs Canada, the Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM) program strengthens the capacity of the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines to improve natural resource governance and long-term management of the sector. Our efforts support a sector that secures greater economic and social benefits for all Ethiopians while mitigating negative environmental impacts.

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Program Details

Where: Ethiopia

Duration: 2016-2022

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Program Focus

Our program is centered on building the capacity and organizational management of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines at operational and strategic levels. An accountable and informed institution can facilitate investment and ensure all citizens benefit equitably from natural resources.

We build capacity by strengthening human resources and technical skills at the ministry. Our efforts support an accountable and transparent online mineral licensing system. We’re also improving geosciences data for better access to information on the type and location of mineral resources. We’re helping artisanal miners enter the formal sector, which offers safer practices and increased productivity and earnings. Gender equality, environmental sustainability and good governance are integrated across our efforts.

By providing technical assistance, we empower the ministry to conduct mining sector reforms that align with the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan and create positive change. We enable our partner to assess and evaluate regulations, policies and practices that advance economic and social benefits.

The Change We Bring

By providing technical assistance, we empower the ministry to conduct mining sector reforms that align with the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan and create positive change. We enable our partner to assess and evaluate regulations, policies and practices that advance economic and social benefits.

10,000
Million Ethiopian Birr invested in the mining sector in 2021
116,938
New jobs in the mining sector
7,721
Artisanal miners took part in formalization projects
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