Supporting the Ministry of Mines in Ethiopia
The Supporting the Ministry of Mines in Ethiopia (SUMM) project is a five-year, $15 million project funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is designed to strengthen the capacity and organizational management of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoMPNG) at operational and strategic levels. The project’s overall objectives are to improve resource governance and support the long-term management of a sustainable mining sector in Ethiopia.
The project logic model, drafted in consultation with the MoMPNG and the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE), includes the following key areas:
- More effective and proactive licensing and administration of mineral licences including environment, social and gender issues.
- Improved management and coordination of human resources of the MoMPNG and GSE at the national and regional level including environment, social and gender issues.
- Increased use and relevance of the geoscience information to support mineral exploration.
- Project management.
The project director, Isabeau Vilandre is based in Addis Ababa where he is establishing an office with the support of the Ministry. In collaboration with the Ministry, CIRDI drafted the five-year Project Implementation Plan (PIP), and the first annual work plan. Both plans were approved by the Project Steering Committee in November 2016, which is composed of representatives from the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Global Affairs Canada and CIRDI.
This PIP is a high-level strategy that encompasses the duration of the project. It reflects the consultations and discussions undertaken with the leadership, directors and experts of the various directorates in the Ministry and the GSE.
The project now officially moves into implementation after a period of intense consultation and collaboration amongst the partners. Priority activities in the first months of the project will include several needs assessments and reviews to identify gaps and inform the development of customized training programs to build and streamline processes and procedures and enhance individual and institutional capacity. Included in this will be an orientation training for new MoMPNG hires and training for technical personnel on mineral exploration. Procurement of scientific equipment, software and hardware to support the work of the MoMPNG’s directorates will also begin as well as staffing and set up of the SUMM office.
Direct and immediate beneficiaries:
Officials and staff of the MoMPNG and GSE.
Stakeholders including men and women community members, artisanal miners.
The citizens of Ethiopia.
Ministry of Mines, Natural Gas and Petroleum (MoMPNG); Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE); including several Directorates and regional offices of the MoMPNG
Global Affairs Canada
Fiscal and regulatory governance (80%)
Livelihoods and employments (20%)
Deliver advisory services (40%)
Apply research (5%)
Educate and train (30%)
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