The consortium, created with partners coming from Africa and Europe, is based on experienced organizations and networks deeply anchored and involved in the raw material domain with a specific expertise and knowledge of the African culture, organisations, difficulties and resources.
Involved in steps 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
BRGM, the French geological survey, is France’s leading public institution for Earth Science applications for the management of surface and subsurface resources with a view to sustainable development.
Step 1 Leader: Creating a Pan-African dataset of ECRM supply potential
The National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) is an R&D institution oriented to meet the needs of society and business. They aim at a sustainable research in a sustainability frame through the generation of knowledge of our territory.
Step 2 Leader: Analysing the Extended Critical Raw Materials value chain
The DMT group provides independent services in the four main fields of Exploration, Engineering, Consulting and Geotechnics. It also develops products and offers solutions for industrial metrology and testing with emphasis on natural resources, safety and infrastructure.
Step 3 Leader: Identifying financial instruments
HCF International Advisers Limited is a leading independent corporate finance advisory boutique focused on the global natural resources and infrastructure sectors. They provide strategic and financial advice to companies and financial institutions across the complete life cycle of their projects.
Step 5 Leader: Building an EU and Africa business network
Minerals Africa Development Institution (MADI) Limited is a unique innovation, a social enterprise and an independent African think tank supporting African governments, private sectors and other stakeholders along the minerals value chains for sustainable mineral resources development in Africa.
Step 6 Leader: Developing a strategy for the integration of existing and emerging EU and African raw Materials value chains.
EIT RawMaterials provides a collaborative environment for disruptive and breakthrough innovations by connecting business with academia, research, and investment. It also invests in future generation of innovators for the raw materials sector through initiatives ranging from education of school students to higher qualifications for industry professionals.
Step 7 Leader: Identifying responsible investment opportunities
BGR is a federal institute accountable to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Actionz. It provide neutral and independent advice and information about all geoscientific and natural resource issues.
Step 8 Leader: Communication, dissemination and exploitation
Involved in step 6
LGI Sustainable Innovation is a European innovation-driven business consultancy focused on value creation along four business lines: Innovation Strategy – Management Consulting – Digital Solutions – Communication & Design. They promotes sustainable innovation as a vector for solutions to global climate, environmental and societal challenge.
Involved in steps 4 & 5
The International Raw Materials Observatory is a not for profit international association, created to support worldwide cooperation on mineral raw materials’ research & innovation, education & outreach, industry & trade and recycling, management & substitution of strategic raw materials.
Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies is a public university institute – with special autonomy – working in the field of applied sciences: Economics and Management, Law, Political Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Medicine, and Industrial and Information Engineering.
Involved in step 4
Namibia University of science and Technology is a premier technological university known for knowledge creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship with the mission to engaged and responsive university, meeting the needs of stakeholders through excellent education, applied research, innovation and service.
Involved in step 8
GeoSurveys (EGS), The Geological Surveys of Europe, is a not-for-profit organisation representing 37 National Geological Surveys and some regional Surveys in Europe, an overall workforce of several thousand experts.
Involved in steps 2, 4, 6 & 8
The World Resources Forum is an international non-profit organisation mobilising concerted action to promote sustainability and fairness in the global use of natural resources. Through multi-stakeholder conferences and projects, they strive to scale up knowledge and practical solutions able to make resource use a force for human wellbeing within planetary boundaries.
Levin Sources is an advisory firm specialising in promoting responsible business conduct and good governance in minerals production and sourcing.
They build sustainable minerals sectors and supply chains that generate enduring value for humanity by upholding human rights, protecting the environment, and enabling sustainable development in line with major voluntary and mandatory Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.
Involved in step 7
Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry – German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK). It support German companies with establishing and extending business relations in 90 countries and 130 locations. The AHKs also promote trade and joint business between Germany and a foreign country.