Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

A platform to help develop Africa's mineral wealth

Africa is a treasure trove for mineral resources, but many go under-exploited. This could change with a pan-African online portal providing geological information on the continent's mineral wealth. Devised by EU-funded researchers, the future portal is now being developed further to help African countries exploit their resources in a sustainable way.

Songo Plain, Mali

While rich in mineral resources, individual countries often lack the needed knowledge and skills to fully reap the benefits. Many minerals sources remain unexplored. And where available, the latest geological surveys, data and other information about these resources are often not as accessible as they could be. This holds back sustainable economic development and jobs for local communities.

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