Sven Renner

Sven Renner

Manager of Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund World Bank

Sven is manager of the World Bank’s Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund. He has 25 years of global experience in Extractive Industries with a focus on Latin America and Africa. Prior to the current position, he was responsible for the Federal Cooperation Policy in raw materials and led the German Government funded Extractives and Development Program. Between 2001 and 2009, he managed the Santiago based bureau of the Chilean-German Cooperation in the mining sector, prior to that he held a similar position in Bolivia. He initiated his career as an exploration geologist in the Pijiguaos bauxite deposit in Venezuela. Sven is a geologist by training, holds a PhD from the Tübingen University and is honorary lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law (CEPMLP), University of Dundee.

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 16:55 To 17:50

05/10/2022 16:55 05/10/2022 17:50 Keynote Panel: 4IR

The 4IR is here. ESG-focused operations are here. And what’s more – the global pandemic is accelerating it.  

How can African mining position itself for tech growth given its’ significant young population, and how does mining attract the brightest talent in a competitive market? 

  • How should government and industry work together to ensure Africa’s mining sector doesn’t fall behind in attracting next-generation tech talent? 

  • What role does tech have to play in the Just Transition for coal-based economies like South Africa? 

  • The big debate: what is the impact on workforce and technology from the global pandemic, and does this present opportunities for growth? 

  • How has new ESG-based mandates and frameworks aligned with tech application and what are the opportunities for tech to enable ESG-centred mining? 

    The African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 is a blueprint to support the continent’s accelerated growth, tech transformation, and to drive the benefits of a digitised economy. The AU agenda is aligned to South Africa’s own National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 vision of transforming the country into an inclusive and innovative digital society.  

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"Keynote Panel: 4IR"

Dr. Motodi Maserumule Johan Meyer Keith Scott Marc Roussel Sabine Dall'Omo Sven Renner

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 11:30 To 12:30

05/11/2022 11:30 05/11/2022 12:30 What is Industry and Government doing to protect and legitimize the millions of artisanal miners who contribute to the metals and minerals economies across Africa?  Inclusive artisanal and small-scale mining: what does this mean in practice? 

It is estimated that the artisanal and small-scale mining sector represents the primary source of employment for almost 45 million people across the world, and the livelihoods of another 134 to 269 million people depend on the supporting industries of the ASM sector. In Rwanda, artisanal miners contribute approximately 2.5% of GDP and in Uganda, it is estimated that inclusion of ASM in the formal economy would mean the country’s GDP would increase by 5%. College graduates in Ghana find it easier to find work in ASM than any other job in the capital Accra.

However, the majority of ASM is informal (80-90%) and some is illegal. Poor or under-regulation, poor enforcement of existing regulation, and high mobility among ASM make good governance and sustainable development of the sector elusive, and make confrontation, accidents, fatalities and other human rights violations all too common. Developments in minerals markets pushing for improved environmental and human rights due diligence – intended to support human rights and environmental protection - create further threat, as buyers move to privilege organised, professional producers, which are a minority amongst ASM. Without concerted support, artisanal miners will remain marginalised and unable to develop. Or does this new wave of market focus on environment and human rights at last give us a window of opportunity for inclusive supply chains and minerals sectors?

1.    Are we experiencing a tidal shift in the status of ASM as an acceptable provenance for responsible minerals and as a legitimate member of the minerals sector?
2.    How can ASM be engaged in the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in the fulfilment of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights?
3.    How are donors, investors, mining companies and governments making progress in lowering the risk of engagement with and support to the ASM sector?
4.    What innovations and good news stories exist that we should be drawing inspiration from?
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"What is Industry and Government doing to protect and legitimize the millions of artisanal miners who contribute to the metals and minerals economies across Africa? "

Adam Rolfe Ege Tekinbas James Nicholson Sean Gilbertson Sven Renner

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 10:35 To 11:25

05/10/2022 10:35 05/10/2022 11:25 Mining & the Circular Economy Panel
  • Can mining be circular? Can it be regenerative? What does that look like in practice?: What are the key social and environmental aspects of mining in the context of a circular economy and how do we navigate these within the fundamentals of operators technical and financial requirements? 
  • The roles and expectations of governments and local communities: examining the mine lifecycle and what is the role of local community groups in ensuring regenerative outcomes and transfer of skills?
  • Energy Transition and opportunities for mining communities – how can mining communities benefit from renewable power generation? Building the critical role of Africa in the COP26 global climate change agenda.
Westin Hotel Ballroom

Westin Hotel Ballroom

"Mining & the Circular Economy Panel"

Dr. Vere Ross-Gillespie Kirsten Hund Riaan Koppeschaar Sven Renner

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 11:45 To 12:45

05/11/2022 11:45 05/11/2022 12:45 Panel: Managing ESG Risks in the African Context Embedding rigour, data & transparency for successful resources growth.
 
  • How governments and financial institutions are preparing for the assessment of climate transition and physical risks across their investment and lending activities.
  • The role of climate scenarios in stress testing, as well as, methodological and data gaps.
  • The implications for industry stakeholders when they ignore mining companies’ ESG context during their assessments.
  • Whether a purely data-led approach is enough when trying to understand mining companies’ ESG risks/opportunities.
Westin Hotel Ballroom

Westin Hotel Ballroom

"Panel: Managing ESG Risks in the African Context"

Antony Phillipson Froydis Cameron-Johansson Richard Dion Roger Vutsoro Sven Renner Tawanda Madondo
Time and date

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 16:55 To 17:50

05/10/2022 16:55 05/10/2022 17:50 Keynote Panel: 4IR

The 4IR is here. ESG-focused operations are here. And what’s more – the global pandemic is accelerating it.  

How can African mining position itself for tech growth given its’ significant young population, and how does mining attract the brightest talent in a competitive market? 

  • How should government and industry work together to ensure Africa’s mining sector doesn’t fall behind in attracting next-generation tech talent? 

  • What role does tech have to play in the Just Transition for coal-based economies like South Africa? 

  • The big debate: what is the impact on workforce and technology from the global pandemic, and does this present opportunities for growth? 

  • How has new ESG-based mandates and frameworks aligned with tech application and what are the opportunities for tech to enable ESG-centred mining? 

    The African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 is a blueprint to support the continent’s accelerated growth, tech transformation, and to drive the benefits of a digitised economy. The AU agenda is aligned to South Africa’s own National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 vision of transforming the country into an inclusive and innovative digital society.  

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Venue

Stage A

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 11:30 To 12:30

05/11/2022 11:30 05/11/2022 12:30 What is Industry and Government doing to protect and legitimize the millions of artisanal miners who contribute to the metals and minerals economies across Africa?  Inclusive artisanal and small-scale mining: what does this mean in practice? 

It is estimated that the artisanal and small-scale mining sector represents the primary source of employment for almost 45 million people across the world, and the livelihoods of another 134 to 269 million people depend on the supporting industries of the ASM sector. In Rwanda, artisanal miners contribute approximately 2.5% of GDP and in Uganda, it is estimated that inclusion of ASM in the formal economy would mean the country’s GDP would increase by 5%. College graduates in Ghana find it easier to find work in ASM than any other job in the capital Accra.

However, the majority of ASM is informal (80-90%) and some is illegal. Poor or under-regulation, poor enforcement of existing regulation, and high mobility among ASM make good governance and sustainable development of the sector elusive, and make confrontation, accidents, fatalities and other human rights violations all too common. Developments in minerals markets pushing for improved environmental and human rights due diligence – intended to support human rights and environmental protection - create further threat, as buyers move to privilege organised, professional producers, which are a minority amongst ASM. Without concerted support, artisanal miners will remain marginalised and unable to develop. Or does this new wave of market focus on environment and human rights at last give us a window of opportunity for inclusive supply chains and minerals sectors?

1.    Are we experiencing a tidal shift in the status of ASM as an acceptable provenance for responsible minerals and as a legitimate member of the minerals sector?
2.    How can ASM be engaged in the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in the fulfilment of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights?
3.    How are donors, investors, mining companies and governments making progress in lowering the risk of engagement with and support to the ASM sector?
4.    What innovations and good news stories exist that we should be drawing inspiration from?
Stage A
Venue

Stage A

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 10:35 To 11:25

05/10/2022 10:35 05/10/2022 11:25 Mining & the Circular Economy Panel
  • Can mining be circular? Can it be regenerative? What does that look like in practice?: What are the key social and environmental aspects of mining in the context of a circular economy and how do we navigate these within the fundamentals of operators technical and financial requirements? 
  • The roles and expectations of governments and local communities: examining the mine lifecycle and what is the role of local community groups in ensuring regenerative outcomes and transfer of skills?
  • Energy Transition and opportunities for mining communities – how can mining communities benefit from renewable power generation? Building the critical role of Africa in the COP26 global climate change agenda.
Westin Hotel Ballroom
Venue

Westin Hotel Ballroom

Topic
Speakers

Time and date

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 11:45 To 12:45

05/11/2022 11:45 05/11/2022 12:45 Panel: Managing ESG Risks in the African Context Embedding rigour, data & transparency for successful resources growth.
 
  • How governments and financial institutions are preparing for the assessment of climate transition and physical risks across their investment and lending activities.
  • The role of climate scenarios in stress testing, as well as, methodological and data gaps.
  • The implications for industry stakeholders when they ignore mining companies’ ESG context during their assessments.
  • Whether a purely data-led approach is enough when trying to understand mining companies’ ESG risks/opportunities.
Westin Hotel Ballroom
Venue

Westin Hotel Ballroom

Topic
Speakers

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